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Spanish Tuna “Arroyabe” now Friend of the Sea Labelled

19 December 2012

SPAIN - Arroyabe brand tuna canned by Spanish Conservas La Gaviota has recently undergone chain of custody audit for yellowfin (Thunnus albacares) and Skipjack (Katsuwonus pelamis) tuna from approved Friend of the Sea suppliers. Arroyabe tuna products from Friend of the Sea origin can now carry the Friend of the Sea seal of approval.

An international independent certification body assessed La Gaviota chain of custody based on an accurate documentary analysis which enables to trace the lots back to the approved fisheries. The storage management system in place assures that no mixing between FOS and NON FOS products occurs.

Arroyabe canned tuna is distributed mainly in the German, French, English, Swiss, Italian and Spanish markets with a wide range of different product formats.

"We share the same sustainability vision of Friend of the Sea program," remarks Laura Ruiz de Azua – Sales Manager of La Gaviota, "Friend of the Sea has become the leading sustainability standard for tuna and other species and this recognition provides an important added value for our tuna products."

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