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Imperial secures sustainability certification. Sopralex et Vosmarques SA, the Belgian company that owns the Imperial brand of seafood products, has earned certification for sustainable seafood production by Friend of the Sea.
“The Imperial brand is well-known throughout Europe, so it’s helpful for the cause of sustainability for them to demonstrate their commitment to the environment,” said Paolo Bray, Director of Friend of the Sea.

“Their product line is quite extensive. Making sustainability part of the brand image makes an impression on consumers.”

Sopralex & Vosmarques SA’s Imperial brand encompasses a wide range of seafood products. Imperial offers wild tuna, wild salmon, mackerel, sardines, anchovies, crabs, codfish, herring, sprat, shrimps and pilchards. The company also produces marinades, fish egg products and salads. They are based in Waterloo.

The Friend of the Sea certification is part of a broader effort by Sopralex & Vosmarques SA to protect the environment in its operations. The company is also certified by Dolphin-Safe and Fost Plus. The latter is a programme that contributes to the reduction of household waste.

About Friend of the Sea

Friend of the Sea’s mission is to protect the oceans for future generations, promoting certified sustainable seafood and Omega3 from sustainable fishing and sustainable aquaculture. You can find Friend of the Sea certified sustainable seafood at sustainable restaurants, or you can contribute to the protection of ocean ecosystem by choosing Friend of the Sea certified sustainable whale-watching and dolphin-watching, sustainable shipping and cruise lines, sustainable sunscreens, sustainable aquariums and ornamental species. IMPERIAL SECURES SUSTAINABILITY CERTIFICATION