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Sri Lankan Yellowfin Tuna and Swordfish Confirmed Friend of the Sea

18 June 2014

Ceylon Fresh Seafood (Pvt) Ltd has successfully undergone Friend of the Sea renewal audit for yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares) and obtained Friend of the Sea second certification for swordfish (Xiphias gladius).

Products from the Sri Lanka hook and line vessels operating in the Indian Ocean and supplying Ceylon Fresh Seafood can now carry the Friend of the Sea sustainability seal of approval.

Yellowfin tuna and swordfish are considered to be not overexploited in the mentioned fishing area according to the latest IOTC stock assessments. No protected areas are affected by the fishing activity, and the fishing method is selective and not impacting the seabed. The company is also approved Dolphin-Safe by the Earth Island Institute.

Ceylon Fresh Seafood has a traceability system in place and it can demonstrate the products originate only from the Friend of the Sea approved fleet.

“We care about the health of the marine habitat and that is why we rely on Friend of the Sea to prove the sustainable origin of our products”, remarked Mr Prasad Gunathilaka of Ceylon Fresh Seafood. “Friend of the Sea award is a great confirmation of the validity of our engagement”.

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