In January Chilean fishing company Pesquera Friosur achieved Friend of the Sea certification for three fishing vessels and a processing plant.
The company targets southern hake, hoki and southern rays bream (Brama Australis) in the Chilean waters of Patagonia and produces fresh and frozen fillets and portions at its processing plant situated in Puerto Chacabuco, in the Aysen region.
Friosur’s three certified vessels, Friosur VIII, Friosur IX and Friosur X and the processing plant ashore have undergone a third-party audit and were found to be compliant with Friend of the Sea wild fishery requirements and its logo is now displayed on all Friosur’s certified products. ‘Provenance and sustainability are paramount to our business and it is very important for us to show to our customers our commitment to high environmental and social responsibility standards,’ Carlos Diaz, Friosur’s sustainability manager.
Friend of the Sea is an international standard that certifies sustainable practices in fisheries, aquaculture and in fishmeal and fish oil production.