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Vietnamese Tuna, Swordfish Obtain Certified Sustainability Status

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VIET NAM - Nha Trang Bay Joint Stock Company, a processing plant controlled by Hai Vuong Corporation, has achieved Friend of the Sea certification for seafood from sustainable fisheries.

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Tuna and swordfish from approved Friend of the Sea fleets and processed by Nha Trang Bay are now authorised to carry the Friend of the Sea eco-label.

The fish originates from stocks which are not considered to be overexploited according to the RFMOs latest assessments. Nha Trang Bay is also approved Dolphin-Safe for its tuna products by the Earth Island Institute.

Nha Trang Bay has a traceability system in place and it can demonstrate which products originate from the Friend of the Sea approved fleet.

The company has also been audited according to Friend of the Sea social accountability requirements.

More than 90 per cent of the employees are locals. Compliance with safety, health and adequate salaries regulations have all been verified by the independent Friend of the Sea auditor and they are regularly inspected by the official controllers.

“Friend of the Sea audit requirements are very strict so we are proud to have obtained the certification,” explained Mr Nam, Chairman of Hai Vuong Corporation.

“We will continue to rely on Friend of the Sea to improve our commitment to the marine environment and to social accountability.”