Cornic scallops win Friend of the Sea approval
Cornic now supplies FOS scallops
The Peruvian scallop producer supplying Cornic, one of the key players in the French seafood industry, has become the first certified by Friend of the Sea.
Cornic provides European retailers, catering, home and agri-food service with frozen seafood products, including FOS certified scallops from Northern Peru.
The scallop species (Argopecten purpuratus) is a native species, whose broodstocks are captured in the bay and induced to spawn in a laboratory for later reintroduction. Because of the natural farming method, no feed nor drugs are used. The scallops are grown (long line system) in cages which are recollected, and fuel consumption is limited to the boats picking up the cages.
Cornic is actively involved in promoting sustainability and ensures the full traceability of its products. Since the end of 2008 most of the fish and scallops distributed by Cornic comes from sustainable fishing and breeding.
In 2011 the company strengthened its commitment to sustainable fishing and now over 50% of Cornic business comes from eco-certified products originated from sustainable fisheries.
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