Friend of the Sea
Friend of the Sea is a non-profit non-governmental organization (NGO), whose mission is to conserve the marine habitat. Friend of the Sea was founded by Dr. Paolo Bray - European Director of the Earth Island Institute's Dolphin-Safe Project . The Dolphin-Safe Project saved millions of dolphins from dying in the tuna nets and started the sustainable seafood movement. Friend of the Sea is now a main international certification project for products originating from both sustainable fisheries and aquaculture. Certified products from all continents include most of the traded species, fishmeal, fishfeed and Omega-3 fish oil. Products and their origins are audited onsite by independent international certification bodies, against strict Friend of the Sea sustainability criteria.