The good relationship with two of the biggest companies in the tuna sector give to us a good position in ther market, with a very good info from the origen and a stable supply of raw material. Also, we have diferent costumers in other countries like Spain, Portugal, France, Italy and Germany, with capacity and looking for increase our markets in the future. We are looking for new business in other countries in Europe, Noth Africa or North America.
Label that explain that the fish was caught without any damage to the dolphins. To consider the fish as Dolphin Safe they must fulfill the followin points:
- The dolphins cannot be chasing, encloused or throw the nets over them during the tuna fishing;
- We shouldn´t use trawl net or guts to catch the tuna;
- During the throwing of the nets they cannot be accidentally deaths or hurts of dolphins;
- We cannot mexture Dolphin Safe tuna with tuna that haven´t got the certificate in the boats, in the factories or in the stores;
- In the East Tropical Pacific Ocean (PET) the boats that have a capacity over 400 tn, must have people onboard that can certificate that the point that we mention are fulfill.
Friend of the sea
Friend of the Sea is actually a Project from World Sustainability Oranization, an international Brand with the misión of protect the enviroment. Friend of the Sea has become in a prime standard certificate of products and service that work to protect the seas. The certificate means that the caught, aquiculture, the produce of the oils Omega 3 and other products are sustainability. Friend of the Sea also promote projects envolved with restaurants, delivereds, whales and dolphins watching, aquarios, the products that are made from different fish…
MCS specificate the standards about the caught and the traceability of the sea products with certificates and mantain, also with ASC, a standard for the recolection and the cultive of the algaes. When you see a blue logo in a product, you can be secure that it come from a fishery sustainable that meet with the standards of MSC and, at the same time, the companies that sell it also meet with the standards of traceability.
The MCS standards achieve with the different international laws about good practice in terms of certification and ecolabel. The standards were made after a consulting proccess with different parts involved like scientific, producers, fisheries...
Fuente: Marine Stewardship Council
A Fish Aggregation Device (FAD) is a floating object that casts a shadow into the water to attract groupings of fish. By casting their nets and fishing rods near these floating objects, fishers can increase their catches with less effort. This can, however, result in a higher level of bycatch.
FADs can be classified as entangling and non-entangling. Traditionally FADs were produced using nets or meshed materials. These nets could accidentally trap species such as sharks and turtles. Non-entangling FADs use ropes or nets rolled up to avoid entangling marine fauna.
“FAD-Free” are the tuna that been caught without the Fish Aggregation Device. This kind of fishing could increase the posibility of the accidentally caughs. Anyway, if it is managed well, the FADs could increase the caughts and could be considered sustainable.
Fishing activity that use FADs can be deemed sustainable where the use is well managed. To be certified sustainable to the MSC Fisheries Standard, fishing managers must demonstrate that the impact of their fishing activity does not damage the marine ecosystem and populations of fish. This fishing activity is assessed by a team of scientists. If the fishery is certified, annual surveillance audits check to see if the fishing activity is still sustainable. If not, the certificate is suspended and seafood from that source can no longer be sold using the blue fish tick label.
Fuente: Marine Stewardship Council