Global Sea Foods (Pvt) Ltd. (Fresh and Frozen) – a leading seafood processing company based in Sri Lanka – 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 Lankan deep set short line vessels operating in the Indian Ocean (FAO area 57) can now carry the Friend of the Sea sustainability seal of approval.
Yellowfin tuna and swordfish are considered to be not overexploited in the Indian Ocean, according to the latest stock assessments. Fleets, operating from 300-400 Km away from sea shore, affect no protected areas and the fishing method is selective and not impacting the seabed. The company is also approved Dolphin-Safe by the Earth Island Institute.
Global Sea Foods has a traceability system in place and it can demonstrate the products originate only from the Friend of the Sea approved fleets. Both GPS and radio transmission are available onboard. The fishery operates in full compliance with the national legislation.
“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”, remarks Mr. Prabhash Subasinghe, Managing Director of Global Sea Foods. “Friend of the Sea eco-label is a great confirmation of the validity of our engagement”.
Global Sea Foods (Pvt) Ltd
Global Sea Foods (Pvt) Ltd, known simply as GSF is a leading seafood processing company based in Sri Lanka. The company is a BOI (Board of Investment) approved venture established in 1999, that supplies the highest quality Value Added Sea Food products to Europe, USA, Middle East and Japan to name a few. The state-of-the-art processing plant spanning 36000 sq ft in Sri Lanka, employs the latest technology and the highest quality norms to produce some of the finest value added seafood products in the world. GSF is a significant source of foreign exchange income earner in Sri Lanka.
Over the past years GSF has grown the business with innovation and technology to fulfil the increasing demands in the seafood industry, strengthening business partnerships, increasing processing capacity and developing a compelling product portfolio. GSF ensures that the finest quality product reaches the end customer.
Friend of the Sea
Friend of the Sea is an international certification program for products from sustainable fisheries and aquaculture. Over 450 companies in more than 50 countries have relied on Friend of the Sea to assess the sustainability of their seafood origins. Audits, based on best and most updated available scientific data, are run by accredited independent certification bodies.