Andromeda’s Spanish corvina earns ASC certificate
Mediterranean aquaculture group Andromeda Seafood has obtained Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) certification for its Corvina REX, produced by its Spanish division.
Andromeda Ibérica is the first Spanish corvina producer to obtain the standard. Quality Control Manager Eduardo Soler was presented with the accreditation by certifier Bureau Veritas at a ceremony held in the group’s facilities in La Vall d’Uixó (Castellón).
Headquartered in Greece, Andromeda Group employs a total 640 people in Greece and Spain. Specializing in seabream, seabass and corvina, its operations include fry production, farming, packaging and value-added products.
On 30 October, Andromeda Seafood announced it was once step closer to completing its merger with Nireus Aquaculture and Selonda Aquaculture, after the European Commission approved of Diorasis International's bid to purchase a number of Mediterranean seabass and sea bream farm assets from the group. The sale of the cluster of farms to Diorasis-owned Bitsakos Aquaculture and Kefalonia Fisheries was requested by the European Commission earlier this year in order for it to approve the merging of Andromeda Seafood, Nireus Aquaculture, and Selonda Aquaculture – three of the largest Greek sea bass and bream players – by U.S.-based company AMERRA Capital Management LLC and Abu Dhabi’s Mubadala Investment Company.
Photo courtesy of Andromeda Ibérica