Date: October 08/07 | Author: Apenner
08/10//2007 -- Manor, a main retail chain with 10% share in the Swiss seafood market, has joined the Friend of the Sea project for certification and promotion of seafood from sustainable fisheries and aquaculture, Friend of the Sea announced yesterday (October 4th).
“Our suppliers already comply with the minimum size requirements and engage at protecting marine mammals and turtles from bycatch. But Manor wanted to go even further in its conservation efforts. This is why we joined the Friend of the Sea project.” affirms Mr Steiner, Purchase Director of Manor SA.
As a first important step, Manor will take off from its shelves any seafood originated from species threatened in the wild: atlantic cod, haddock, halibut, bluefin tuna and atlantic salmon. In the future, only cod, salmon and halibut from Friend of the Sea certified aquaculture will be found at Manor’s points of sales. Bluefin tuna will be replaced by other tuna species, such as yellowfin.
Manor joins a list of retailers and processing companies which in Europe, USA, Africa and Asia have already joined Friend of the Sea and had their products certified.
Summarized from an article published in Seafood Intelligence, Oct. 5, 2007.