Harvesting seafood from the waters up in the north, whether it is farmed salmon or wild caught fish, comes with responsibility. This responsibility is heavily emphasized when decisions are being made at Fram Seafood.
We are gifted with a beautiful and wild nature, a nature which is just as vulnerable as enchanting. Therefore, sustainability will always be a key factor moving forward. The superior quality of the products we oﬀer comes from our unique surroundings, and we are proud to say that we work with suppliers who share our view on the importance of sustainable and responsible development. Through the certifications we possess, customers can be assured that responsible growth are being maintained through traceability of the fish from roe to finished product. We do our part of protecting the environment, and focusing on quality- certificates such as ASC, MSC and Global GAP.
The Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) is an environmental standard negotiated in collaboration with WWF. ASC is an independent, international non-profit organization that which goal is to secure responsible aquaculture and fish farming through strict requirements on how fish is produced. This is taken care of by requiring minimal environmental impact and use of minimal use of chemicals. The ASC standard also entails social sustainability to ensure a safe workplaces, and for the participation in the local community.
Through the ASC certification, we want to enable our customers to produce the fish according to points that safeguard their social and environmental interests.
You can read more about ASC here.
The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) is an environmental standard that verifies that the fisheries that delivers the fish are well managed and maintains resources that ensures the wild seafood stock- supply for future generations.
This certification confirms that one meets the world's most recognized sustainability benchmark, the MSC fishing standard. The fishing standard is based on FAO's guidelines for responsible fishing. MSC measures sustainable fishing against three main principles, which are sustainable fish stocks, minimizing environmental impact and good fisheries management. Today, only 12% of the world's deep sea fishing is MSC certified.
You can read more about MSC here
Global GAP is an international standard that is intended to assure those who hold this certification for their obligations, and practices the criteria set by the organization for food safety, animal welfare, environmental and ecological assessment. The Global GAP standard assures consumers that the product is produced under the requirement of low environmental impact, reduced use of chemicals and a responsible approach to employee health and safety. The certification also has requirements for traceability and it should therefore be possible to trace how the fish is farmed on basis of the packaging in the store.
You can read more about Global GAP here.