Dutch sea bass and sea bream provider secures Friend of the Sea approval
The Netherlands-based premium seafood product importer and exporter Interseafish B.V. has secured Friend of the Sea certification for its sashimi-quality sea bass and sea bream fillets, the company announced on 11 June.
Interseafish can now display the Friend of the Sea eco-label on these products, the company confirmed. Friend of the Sea certification is reserved for products services that "respect and protect the marine environment," according to the organization.
“Interseafish is offering a message of corporate thought leadership that many companies in our industry might want to emulate,” Friend of the Sea Director Paolo Bray said. “Sustainability is important, in and of itself, but it also delivers a range of economic benefits to fisherman and others in the seafood value chain.”
“We at Interseafish B.V. are taking our social responsibility for the environment very seriously and try to work as sustainable as possible,” added Marloes van Wijk, the director of Interseafish. “Not only because it is best for the environment, but also because there are many more consequences than habitat destruction, pollution ,and ocean acidification caused by unsustainable fishing. Think about the fishermen that depend on a continuation of catch for their income or vital marine resources that are endangered for future generations if we do not all take action in more sustainable fishing.”
Sea bass and sea bream fillets farmed in a sustainable environment are purchased by Interseafish in an effort to “protect the wild stocks of these species from declining,” van Wijk said.
“We are happy to be adding such high quality and sustainable products to our extensive product range and to play a role in the current need for sustainability,” she said. “We all need to step in and do our utmost to help the ocean by choosing Friend of the Sea-certified products that respect and protect the oceans. This way we will all be able to keep enjoying the many treasures that the sea has to offer us.”
Image courtesy of Interseafish