In an act presided by Minister Isabel García Tejerina, AENOR has granted the fleet of Albacora SA the certificate of compliance with the UNE 195006 Standard “Tuna from Responsible Fishing”. This certification reflects the commitment to the responsible and sustainable management that has always been a priority to ALBACORA, while it strengthens the environmental and social pillars which guide the company´s activity.
OPAGAC, (and therefore, ALBACORA, as a member company), in collaboration with AENOR, and the participation of other organizations, companies, the Spanish Ministry, research centres and trade unions, initiated a project that aimed to establish the best standards in all the aspects of fishing activities. As a result, in July 2016, UNE 195006 Standard “Tuna from Responsible Fishing” was presented.
This standard, unique in the fisheries sector, seeks to promote responsible and sustainable extractive activity of tropical tuna. For this purpose, it regulates issues such as social conditions of crew members, maritime safety, control of fishing activity, good fishing practices and sanitary conditions. In this way, the environmental, fisheries control and socio-economic areas are covered, which are the three pillars which the standard is based in.
Before this event, this standard had already been presented on June 7th during the United Nations Oceans Conference in New York. ALBACORA will continue promoting the growth of these standards to all fleets, joining the global effort to eradicate the illegal fishing and abuses in the socio-labour area of the fishing sector.