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Oyster Aquaculture Company Certified Sustainable

Lucy Towers
20 January 2015, at 12:00am

AUSTRALIA - Pacific oysters, farmed by the Angel Oysters company in Smoky Bay, South Australian, have now been certified sustainable by Friend of the Sea.

From an environmental perspective, Angel Oysters conducts a responsible farming operation which complies with the Friend of the Sea standard. An adjustable long-line system has been implemented in order to monitor the water flow throughout the farms. The impact on the sea bed is negligible allowing the sea grasses to regrow and rejuvenate.

An efficient traceability system is in place, so that oysters are fully traced from spat, throughout their life’s history on the company’s farms, to their destination and the product line.

The company holds the eco-label NASAA (National Association for Sustainable Agriculture, Australia) Certified Organic and it implements ongoing improvements to infrastructure related to recycled posts and baskets.

“Friend of the Sea certification is an important international confirmation of the natural origin of our oysters,” comments Mr Isaac Halman, of Angel Oysters.

"Oysters have minimal impact on the environment and are one of the most sustainable seafood choices.”