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About us > Audit and Chain of Custody

Friend of the Sea follows the FAO Guidelines for the eco-labelling of fish and fishery products from marine capture fisheries. In particular, Friend of the Sea criteria fulfil also art.30 of the Guidelines, allowing certification only of products from not overexploited stocks.


Friend of the Sea is the only scheme in the world which can certify, with the same seal of approval, products both farmed and wild-caught.


It is currently the main sustainable seafood certification scheme in the world, having assessed more than 10 million MT of wild-catch and 500 thousand MT of farmed products.


Sustainable products and their origins are audited onsite by accredited independent certification bodies (RINADNV GL, Control Union) against Friend of the Sea criteria.



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Friend of the Sea - Buenos Aires 45, 20124 Milan Italy - HQ +39 0287075166 - Italy +39 3485650306 - Skype: friend.of.the.sea - Elastico Comunicazione