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Friend of the Sea Certifies Dyhrberg Shrimps

14 December 2012

SWITZERLAND - Krista Top Seafood Black Tiger Shrimps (Penaeus monodon) from Swiss Dyhrberg are eligible certified and now carrying the Friend of the Sea sustainability label.

Dhyrberg company was established in the early Sixties in Switzerland and it is considered a pioneer in the art of smoked salmon according to the Scandinavian tradition. Since then, Dhyrberg has considerably widened its offer of seafood products and specialties.

Dyhrberg Black Tiger Shrimps are produced at Vietnamese aquaculture sites certified sustainable.

The farming sites have been developed in the context of a mangrove reforestation project - the forest-shrimp program - which aims at reforesting an area originally filled with mangroves, destroyed during the war. The program allows farming activities under the control of the Vietnamese government forest management organization. Farmers protect this sensitive habitat which could otherwise not be maintained reforested.

The farms were audited by an international certification body and were found to be compliant with Friend of the Sea strict sustainability requirements. The shrimps are reared without any use of antibiotics or chemicals and the sites are well managed in terms of water, waste and energy systems in place. The hand harvesting method used maintains escapes negligible.

“Friend of the Sea label surely represents an important added value for our products”, comments Peter Hirschi, CEO of Dyhrberg, “ and we are glad to be able to offer such a plus to our more and more demanding customers."

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