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19/11/2010

Thai hand-caught clams from Panapesca, Thai Spring Fish Co. certified sustainable

Whole shell clam’s (Meretrix meretrix) from Thai Spring Fish Co Ltd have passed the Friend of the Sea audit. Thai Spring Fish Co is a subsidiary of the Panapesca Group. The company, based in Thailand is both HACCP and GMP certified.

Meretrix clams have a rapid growth cycle and so they can be collected all year round. They are collected from the sea by hand by local fishermen. The process has a very low environmental impact.

All of Thai Spring’s clams are wild caught, cleaned, steam cooked in a vacuum bag and then deep frozen. There are no preservatives or food additives added.

Panapesca resells the clams globally to the USA, Italy and Spain.

Mr Guida, Thai Spring Fish’s Managing Director declares “We are proud to be the first Thai company to be producing Friend of the Sea sustainable clams.”
Executive Director of Friend of the Sea, Paolo Bray adds, “Traditional sustainable fishing methods need to supported, I am gratified each time a fishery obtains our certification.”
 

For more information, please contact:

Managing Director - Mr Andrea Guida
Thai Spring Fish Co.
Tel: +66 3895 6157 Ext. 111
Email: a.guida@panapesca.it
http: www.thaispringfish.co.th

Panapesca USA Corp.
Ph: +1 781 829 9019
Email: mdavis@panapesca.com
http: www.panapesca.com

Executive Director - Mr Paolo Bray
Friend of the Sea
Tel: +39 348 565 0306
Email: paolobray@friendofthesea.org
http: www.friendofthesea.org
 

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