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Friend of the Sea and GLOBALG.A.P. Team Up on Sustainable Aquaculture Certification

Lucy Towers
07 May 2014, at 1:00am

GLOBAL - Friend of the Sea and GLOBALG.A.P. have announced a collaboration that offers consumer labeling for more than two million tonnes of aquaculture products.

GLOBALG.A.P. certified aquaculture farms will only need to be assessed against a few additional sustainability criteria to become eligible to use the international consumer sustainability FOS label for aquaculture.

This recognition reduces duplication of farm audits considerably. In return, FOS certified farms are able to add the GLOBALG.A.P. audit with the next annual re-certification audit.

Consumers will be able to recognise seafood products covered by the collaboration as they carry the FOS label and the claim: “Responsibly farmed” with a GLOBALG.A.P. farm number: “GGN 1234567891092”.

Friend of the Sea and GLOBALG.A.P. will be participating in the Seafood Expo Global 2014, in Brussels.