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Fish Meal and Oil from Black Sea Anchovy Fishery Certified Sustainable

With frozen units, the Akerko vessel can produce high quality products in a very short period of time.

  (TURKEY, 9/18/2014)
Fish meal and oil from from European anchovy (Engraulis encrasicolus) by Koptur Balıkçılık and Dalyan Su Ürünleri, companies of Kobyalar Group, are now carrying Friend of the Sea seal of approval.
The Turkish companies and originating fisheries have been found compliant with Friend of the Sea certification requirements.
Anchovy are caught using purse-seine nets in mid-water. With the help of a boat the shoal of anchovy is surrounded with nets and anchovy are taken to the vessel.
The fish meal and oil are sourced from anchovies fished in the Black Sea (FAO area 37) by Friend of the Sea approved purse seiners. The fisheries are managed according to sustainable criteria, with highly selective fishing method and no impact on the seabed.
European anchovy (Engraulis encrasicolus.
The target stocks are neither overfished nor overexploited. Mesh and net sizes are in compliance with legal requirements and ensure catch of anchovies within set minimum sizes.
A waste management system is in place and measures are implemented to avoid the dispersion of waste. Fuel consumption is monitored and Carbon Footprint reduction plan per product unit is in place.
“Friend of the Sea certification is an important recognition of our sense of responsibility and attention to the marine habitat", comments Duygu Kobya, Business Development Manager of Kobyalar.
"Friend of the Sea logo communicates a clear message to our customers that our products come from sustainable sources”.
“We want to share this idea with all the fisheries operating in the Black Sea.”
Koptur Balikcilik Ltd. Sti. is Kobyalar Group’s first fishmeal and fish oil production plant.
“We’re glad that Kobyalar has placed its trust in our project: our common aim is the conservation of the marine habitat”, adds Paolo Bray Director of Friend of the Sea certification program.
The fish processing and product storage capacities have been increased and Dalyan Su Urunleri has reached 2000ton/day fish processing capacity.
About Kobyalar Group
Kobyalar Group is a third-generation family company which supplies fish oil and fish meal to all over the world. Fish oil and fish meal are produced with the latest and most effective technology and evaporation techniques to keep and increase quality of the products.
The capacity of the fish processing and the quality is increased every year and now with their partners and four companies Kobyalar Group has reached a capacity of 4.000 ton/day (year 2013). Kobyalar Group has Turkey’s first and now only licensed fish processing plants.

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