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Turkish Seafood Leader Launches Friend of the Sea Tuna and Clams

10 October 2013

TURKEY - Dardanel ├ľnenta? G?da San. A.?., the major canned and seafood producer in Turkey, has obtained Friend of the Sea certification for its entire tuna and clams product line.

Following a thorough third party traceability audit, Dardanel has demonstrated control over its chain of custody and all its product lines are now ready to carry the Friend of the Sea ecolabel.

Dardanel canned tuna will originate only from approved Friend of the Sea fleets, targeting not overexploited stocks and carrying onboard observers to verify compliance to their sustainable fisheries policies. Baby clams are harvested only in Turkey, by the local fleet which is managed under strict precautionary limits.

"To source from only approved Friend of the Sea fleets is an important engagement on behalf of Dardanel," comments Mr Niyazi Onen, President of Dardanel Group.

"We hope that new fleets will accept to undergo Friend of the Sea strict third party audits and provide evidence of compliance with sustainable fishing policies. The Turkish and European consumers in general are more and more demanding for sustainability and Dardanel's own company policy has always given highest relevance to environmental conservation and respect for marine habitat."

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