Kingfish, Mulloway Certified Sustainable by Friend of the Sea
Friend of the Sea, an aquaculture certification organization based in Spain, this week recognized the sustainability accreditation of kingfish and mulloway farmed by Clean Seas Tuna of Port Lincoln, Australia.
Clean Seas CEO Hagen Stehr says the honor builds upon the company's ongoing commitment to sustainable seafood.
"This is a third-party decision and as such is strictly investigated and bestowed on only the most worthy of organizations," says Stehr. "It can't be bought and must be earned and is therefore a very credible reference point in terms of sustainability for consumers."
Clean Sea's hiramasa kingfish and suzuki mulloway can now bear the Friend of the Sea sustainability logo.
"Clean Seas' achievements show the potential of the farming industry for improvement toward sustainability and should motivate others in the seafood business to follow in an effort to reduce or possibly eliminate their environmental impact," says Dr. Paulo Bray, director of Friend of the Sea.
Earlier this week, Clean Seas announced that a bluefin tuna breeding program in Europe has successfully replicated techniques it pioneered in Australia. The company says research consortium Allotuna reported productive spawning of Atlantic bluefin tuna, applying the same strategy Clean Seas used earlier this year with Southern bluefin tuna.