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Buyers and suppliers to benefit from FOS web service

by the Fish Site Editor
07 November 2007, at 12:00am

WORLDWIDE - The international sustainable seafood certification scheme, Friends of the Sea (FOS), has launched www.friendofthesea.com- the first online market where companies can offer, demand or search for sustainable fish, seafood and feed products

The worldwide demand for sustainable seafood is also creating a demand for an official service for business to business contacts. And this new website can provide retailers and buyers with a powerful and reliable platform to find the products they want from certified sustainable fisheries and aquaculture, says FOS.


Producers can also use the internet service to promote their sustainable seafood, and more directly to potential customers.

“Products from fisheries which comply with FAO Guidelines and Minimum Requirements can be inputted in the system, even if certified by schemes other than Friend of the Sea.” explains Dr Paolo Bray, director of Friend of the Sea. “Products from over exploited stocks or fisheries whose habitat impact has not been effectively addressed, such as South African hake, New Zealand hoki, Australian mackerel icefish, cannot be included.”

Using the new FOS Marketplace is free of charge and its a good means for companies meet new customers and follow up deals.

Sustainable fishmeal, fish feed, organic and Friend of the Sea certified aquaculture products are among the various categories which can be browsed or inputted, apart from the more traditional wild-caught certified sustainable seafood.

 

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