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Friend of the Sea Certification Available for GLOBAL G.A.P Aqua Producers

03 March 2015

GLOBAL - GLOBALG.A.P. Certified Aquaculture producers can now gain an additional consumer label for their products thanks to a collaboration with Friend of the Sea.

In collaboration with the Friend of the Sea consumer label, GLOBALG.A.P. is now offering the Friend of the Sea (FoS) Add-On Module for Aquaculture.

Friend of the Sea is a non-profit non-governmental organization (NGO) for the conservation of marine habitats by means of market incentives.

GLOBALG.A.P. certified producers who successfully comply with the four criteria defined in the Friend of the Sea Add-On at farm level will be allowed to use a special consumer label, consisting of both the Friend of the Sea consumer label and the GLOBALG.A.P. Number - GGN.

The Friend of the Sea (FoS) Add-On criteria cover the impact on water body sediment, the effect on the local community regarding access to drinking water and fishing areas, and social criteria by requiring GRASP. This add-on can be audited during the GLOBALG.A.P. Certification audit.

The FoS Add-On is now being offered to Aquaculture Version 4 certified producers who wish to benefit today from the consumer label advantage.

Learn more about the Friend of the Sea Add-On Module for Aquaculture here.


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