Corfu Sea Farm is sustainably certified

Corfu Sea Farm Corfu Sea Farm uses fish-feed that doesn't contain GMOs or processed animal proteins. Credit: FoS
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Farmed sea bass and sea bream from Corfu Sea Farm S.A. has been confirmed as Friend of the Sea (FoS) certified and compliant with its standard for seafood from sustainable aquaculture.

The assessment found that the sea farm applies an effective food safety management system. Nets are in placed in all cages to prevent birds’ entanglement. Both farmed species are indigenous and originate from a verified and authorised hatchery. Fish-feed used is produced according to Greek and European legislation and contains neither GMOs nor processed animal proteins.

"We at Corfu Sea Farm respect the environment and deeply believe in sustainable development,” said Sotiris Papadopoulos, manager at Corfu Sea Farm. “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."

No alterations

According to the latest submitted and approved environmental impacts assessment, no critical alterations of the surrounding ecosystem were found.

“During the years, Corfu Sea Farm has upheld its engagements to marine habitat preservation as well as social accountability principles,” commented Paolo Bray, founder and director of FoS. “The company is also exploring all possible improvements in fish welfare, in collaboration with Friend of the Sea.”

Founded in 1992, Corfu Sea Farm obtained its first Friend of the Sea certification in 2015. Its aquaculture site is located in Kassiopi, in the northern part of Corfu, where the deep open water and strong currents provide excellent breeding conditions.

Corfu Sea Farm products are exported to Italy, the US, Canada and the UK.

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