FRIEND OF THE SEA CERTIFICATION FOR SPANISH TUNA TRADER
Friend of the Sea certification for Spanish tuna trader Actemsa, for traded skipjack, yellowfin and bigeye tuna.
All the Spanish import/export seafood company’s certified tuna originates from pole and line and purse seine fleets already approved by Friend of the Sea for their sustainable fishing practices. These fishing methods are selective and do not affect the seabed. On-board observers verify the compliance with sustainable fishing practices and live-release of endangered species if any is accidentally bycaught.
Dedicated to the global import and export of frozen fish and processed tuna, Actemsa is one of the major driving companies of the Polígono Industrial de Tomada in Galicia, occupying an area of 12,000 square meters.
During the years, Actemsa has established itself as main hub for seafood from sustainable fisheries at international level thanks to its strategic alliance with world leaders in the canning sector, and by working closely with its Brazilian subsidiary, Industrias Alimenticias Leal Santos, all Friend of the Sea approved companies.
“I have collaborated with Actemsa for the past 30 years on conservation of the marine habitat,” explains Paolo Bray, founder and director of Friend of the Sea, “starting with the Dolphin-Safe project and now as part of the Friend of the Sea certification. Its engagement has increased over the years and it is now part of Actemsa’s environmental policy.”
“We are committed to the protection of the environment, the maintenance of marine biodiversity and the conservation of marine resources, comments Nuria Noal from Actemsa. “We believe that being certified Friend of the Sea will provide certainty for our customers and final consumers that our products come from sustainable resources.”