The APR AENOR Conform label was presented last June in an event presided by Luis Planas, Spanish Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food. The General Secretary of Fisheries, Alicia Villauriz, attended the act, along with representatives of the Spanish fisheries, canning and retail sectors.
The canneries SALICA and Garavilla, by means of their Campos and Isabel brands, will be the first to market products with this label, which guarantees their sustainable and socially responsible origin.
The APR label certifies that the cans contain tuna caught in fisheries that have been granted the Tuna from Responsible Fishing certificate (APR, in Spanish) and are included in a Comprehensive Fisheries Improvement Project (FIP).
Since July 2017, all Albacora vessels own the APR certification, which certifies that the environmental and labour conditions established in Standard UNE 195006 are met. In March 2019, AENOR started the certification process of the chain of custody of processing and distribution companies, thus encompassing the whole production of tuna can, from sea to consumer.
OPAGAC’s global FIP, developed in collaboration with the WWF, ensures that the activities of vessels and their crews are subject to the best practices regarding environmental conservation, both of tropical tuna stocks and ecosystem impact of the fishing areas in which our fleet operates.
This initiative contributes to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals and the Agenda 2030, with a direct impact on its decent work, responsible consumption and life below water objectives.