Friend of the Sea Recertifies SAPMER's Indian Ocean Tuna Fishery
Friend of the Sea announced it has renewed its certification of the SAPMER purse seine fishery in the Indian Ocean. The company can continue displaying the Friend of the Sea logo on its products.
SAPMER was described by Friend of the Sea as a pioneer in the French Austral Seas, operating a fleet of four deep freezer longliners that fish for Patagonian Toothfish, along with a pot vessel fishing for rock lobster.
15 years ago, it began tropical tuna fishing in the Indian Ocean and operates nine super-freezer purse seiners freezing Yellowfin and Skipjack down to -40 °C...
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