GREECE - A Greek fish farm has achieved sustainability certification from Friend of the Sea.
The Greek fish farm producer Argosaronikos SA was audited by an independent certification body, and it was found compliant with all the strict Friend of the sea criteria for sustainable aquaculture.
Argosaronikos fish farms produce sea-bream (Sparus aurata), sea-bass (Disentrarchus labrax) and meagre (Argyrosomus regius).
"We at Argosaronikos respect the environment and deeply believe in sustainable development,” explained Mr Raftopoulos Tassos and Ms Laina Chara, Managing Director and Commercial Director of Argosaronikos respectively.
“We are particularly fond of the Friend of the Sea certification, as it provides an international third party confirmation of our full engagement to sustainability."
The production sites are located in Salamis, the largest island of the Saronic Gulf, located in an uninhabited bay surrounded by low forest trees and bushes.
The installations include 27 inland based pools for the pre-fattening of juveniles, 15 sea based cages for feeding 100 meters from the coast and packing facilities.
In order to reduce escapes of the farmed eggs, larvae and species, the inland-based pools are equipped with filters. The potential environmental impacts are managed and controlled properly, preventing impact on surrounding ecosystem and managing waste appropriately.
A 100 KW photovoltaic park was installed to meet the company's energetic needs.
An efficient traceability system is in place, so that fishes are fully traced from eggs, throughout their life’s history on the farms, to the product line.
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