Chilean fish oil producer gets Friend of the Sea nod


SeafoodSource staff

Published on
October 31, 2013

Chilean fish oil producer Golden Omega has received Friend of the Sea certification for the company's anchovy oil products.

The company sources raw material from an anchovy fishery in the northern part of the country. The company's fishery is the largest in Chile. The company got its certification after it showed that the stocks were not being overfished, fishing fleets could be tracked and kept out of marine protected areas and complied with other Friend of the Sea requirements.

"The continuing development of the global fish oil Omega-3 markets is creating a need for the industry to demonstrate its commitment to the use of raw materials only coming from responsible fishing activities and sustainable resources," said Claudio Aracena, commercial director of Golden Omega. "With this new achievement, Golden Omega is today the only producer of Omega-3 concentrates in the world holding three certifications — IFFO RS CoC and FOS — all related to the use of responsible and sustainable fish resources."

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