Sustainability is no doubt the keyword to the future, as it is the only way to ensure a future for current and next generations. Sustainable Seafood is part of this philosophy.
Over three billion people depend on marine and coastal biodiversity for their livelihoods. Oceans serve as the world largest source of protein and represents the main food source for over 2,5 billion people. Marine fisheries directly or indirectly employ over 200 million people. Oceans make up 97% of the Earth water and absorb about 30% of carbon dioxide produced by humans on the earth. The only way to keep on benefiting from oceans’ resources is to respect them.
Every day Friend of the Sea strives to make sustainability a reality, involving more and more key players in the project. Friend of the Sea leads fisheries which join the certification program to adopt selective fishing methods, reduce ecosystem impact and manage within maximum sustainable yield. The certification also ensures high quality standards in terms of energy efficiency and social accountability.
Friend of the Sea aquaculture farms produce with no use of growth hormones, respecting waters parameters and critical habitats.
Friend of the Sea is constantly engaged in awareness campaigns to make all people, adults and children, conscious of the importance of purchasing and consuming only certified sustainable seafood.