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Grieg Seafood Hjaltand Becomes A Friend Of The Sea

Sustainability Post-harvest +2 more

UK - Shetland salmon farming and processing company, Grieg Seafood Hjaltland, has become one of around only 50 aquaculture producers worldwide to meet the criteria and achieve Friend of the Sea certification for its entire finfish sites in Shetland and its processing operation in Lerwick.

The auditors were very satisfied with Grieg Seafood Hjaltland’s implemented environmental friendly working procedures which let the company to win previously the Food and Drink “Environmental Award” as well as the applied operational practices and policies to ensure enduring sustainability of the entire aqua cultural and processing activities.

Managing director of Grieg Seafood Hjaltland UK Ltd, Michael Stark, said: “We are very pleased to win recognition for the standards that we maintain across the company by Friend of the Sea, which is an internationally recognized non-profit organisation whose mission is to conserve the marine habitat.”

Grieg Seafood ASA’s CEO Morten Vike, added: ““From many companies from around the world seeking accreditation, only 50 have been successful. We are pleased that Grieg Seafood Hjaltland is one of those, which underpins the high standards of practice that we uphold and how we care for our fish and the environment in which they are reared.”

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