Press Release-Fish from Greece
Selonda Aquaculture SA, member of the Hellenic Aquaculture Producers Organization (HAPO), received the Fish from Greece certification from the auditing and certification body TÜV HELLAS (TÜV NORD).
The certification was in accordance with the standards of the Fish from Greece protocol, owned by HAPO, which concerns sustainable aquaculture and the promotion of high-quality Greek fish.
With the acquisition of the Fish from Greece certification, the fish distributed by the company can have a Fish from Greece tag. These fish have guaranteed freshness and a certified high omega-3 content. One of the specific characteristics of the certification is that, besides the annual supervisory audits required to maintain its validity, there will also be unannounced inspections conducted by independent organizations in order to ensure conformance to the 6 main pillars defined in the protocol:
- Fish Health
- Farming Environment & Fish Stock Management
- Fish Welfare
- Quality Characteristics of the Farmed Fish
- Food Safety
- Social Responsibility in Aquaculture
The president and CEO of Selonda, Athanasios Skordas, made the following statement. “The Fish from Greece certification comes as a continuation of a series of certifications that our company has received. It confirms once again that the fish farming procedures Selonda has implemented all these years are environmentally responsible and sustainable. With this certification Selonda covers all the demanding guidelines concerning international food safety laws, protection of the environment and corporate social responsibility. Fish from Greece also meets the recognized needs of consumers looking for high-quality Greek aquaculture products. Selonda fully supports the efforts of HAPO to distinguish and promote the products of Greek Aquaculutre.”