RESPONSIBLE IRISH FISHING

Friends of The Sea

Friends Of The Sea is an international certification project covering both wild fisheries and aquaculture products. Products and their origins are audited onsite by independant international certification bodies against strict Friends Of The Sea sustainability criteria.

Friend of the Sea Criteria for Sustainable Fisheries require:

- target stock to be not overexploited

- fishery to generate maximum 8% discards

- no bycatch of endangered species

- no impact on the seabed

- compliance with regulations (TAC, IUU, FOC, minimum size, etc)

- social accountability

- gradual reduction of carbon footprint