Friend of the Sea Add-On Module for Aquaculture
GLOBALG.A.P. Aquaculture certified producers have now the option to use consumer labels of their preference. The GGN Certified Aquaculture label or the joint consumer label, consisting of both the Friend of the Sea consumer label and the GLOBALG.A.P. Number - GGN.
The FoS Add-On criteria is now integrated into the GLOBALG.A.P. Aquaculture Version 5. The market is now fully served with options to choose. In both cases, products holding one of these labels will not only count with the option to demonstrate the hard work behind the certification but to show the farm(s) supply profiles. This gives the opportunity to increase communication to consumers considering a high proportion of the population worldwide is not aware that farmed seafood is on the rise of the pallet of products they might choose to take home for their plates. This also gives the opportunity to the farms to demonstrate that aquaculture can be a process with respect to nature and the animals raised, without compromising food safety and workers welfare and occupational health and safety.
Friend of the Sea is a non-profit non-governmental organization (NGO) for the conservation of marine habitats by means of market incentives. Friend of the Sea has created a leading international certification project to certify and promote seafood and products from sustainable fisheries and aquaculture. This consumer label follows the FAO - Guidelines for the Ecolabelling of Fish and Fishery Products from Marine Capture Fisheries.
The collaboration between GLOBALG.A.P. and Friend of the Sea is limited to the aquaculture products.
For more information, please contact: info@ ggn.org