Greek bass, bream farmer certified to Friend of the Sea standard
Sea bass and sea bream producer Corfu Sea Farm S.A. has been re-certified to the Friend of the Sea standard following the conclusion of the farm’s latest third-party audit.
Founded in 1992, the company obtained its first Friend of the Sea certification in 2015. According to the new environmental impacts assessment, no critical alterations of the surrounding ecosystem were found.
“During the years, Corfu Sea Farm has upheld its engagements to marine habitat preservation as well as social accountability principles,” said Paolo Bray, founder and director of Friend of the Sea. “The company is also exploring all possible improvements in fish welfare, in collaboration with Friend of the Sea.”
Corfu Sea Farm’s fish rearing takes place in Kassiopi, in the northern part of the island of Corfu, where the deep, open water and strong currents provide good grow-out conditions.
"We at Corfu Sea Farm respect the environment and deeply believe in sustainable development,” said Sotiris Papadopoulos, manager at Corfu Sea Farm. “We are particularly fond of the Friend of the Sea certification, as it provides an international third-party confirmation of our full engagement to sustainability."
The company’s products are exported to Italy, the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom.