F.C.F. Fishery receives first Recognition Statement for sustainable tuna supply chain from Bureau Veritas Certification Taiwan
Aug. 30 2016
F.C.F. Fishery Co., Ltd. (FCF) receives first Recognition Statement for sustainable tuna supply chain from Bureau Veritas Certification Taiwan. The Recognition is awarded for Yellowfin and Skipjack tuna caught as “free school” in the Western Pacific Ocean. Bureau Veritas Certification Taiwan recognizes the sustainable methods used for the entire fishing supply chain including the inspection on fishing trips, transshipment activities and unloading to cold storage.
FCF is a major marine products trader and supplier to global seafood companies and handles more than 600,000 tons of tuna annually. Forefront in promoting sustainable fishing by developing and encouraging “free school” within its supply chain, FCF’s Sustainability Program (FSP) is awarded Asia’s first Recognition Statement for sustainable tuna supply chain. Their efforts will reduce bycatch of untargeted species.
Issuing the Recognition Statement for FSP is an important milestone for the Bureau Veritas Group. For this project, Bureau Veritas Certification built up a multinational team led by its Taiwan office, supported by Bureau Veritas headquarter (France), and collaborating with Bureau Veritas Certification Thailand.
Bureau Veritas Certification Taiwan provides quality management system (QMS)& environment management system (EMS) certification services, also a range of services along seafood supply chain. Bureau Veritas Certification Taiwan is familiar with all kinds of sea food technical and solutions, and can offer high quality and international certification/recognition services.
(Hubert de Bonafos, Bureau Veritas Certification director for Greater China, presents award to FCF management team and partners.)