DESPAR to sell FoS-certified tuna, mackerel


SeafoodSource staff

Published on
August 29, 2014

An Italian retail chain will now be selling canned fish with the Friend of the Sea sustainability logo.

Italian chain DESPAR will be carrying canned yellowfin tuna and mackerel with the logo. The fish comes from Italian canner Generale Conserve, which is already certified as Friend of the Sea sustainable.

“We have chosen to have DESPAR’s products being assessed according to Friend of the Sea criteria since the project has grown in credibility and expanded its presence worldwide,” said Simone Pambianco, category manager at DESPAR. “I am pleased DESPAR canned tuna and mackerel have been awarded the Friend of the Sea certification as this further proves to our customers our care for the environment.”

The tuna and mackerel, according to Friend of the Sea, are caught in fishing areas where stocks are not overexploited using fishing gear that does not impact the seabed.

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