EPAX Receives Omega-3 Sustainability Award

May 6, 2011

Omega-3 ingredient supplier EPAX AS (Aalesund, Norway) has received a “Friend of the Sea” award (in the omega-3 category) from Friend of the Sea (FOS), a nonprofit certifier of sustainable fishing and aquaculture projects.

Omega-3 ingredient supplier EPAX AS (Aalesund, Norway) has received a “Friend of the Sea” award (in the omega-3 category) from Friend of the Sea (FOS), a nonprofit certifier of sustainable fishing and aquaculture projects.

EPAX received FOS certification in 2009. The company has a commitment to sourcing from approved sustainable fisheries and communicating these practices to its customer base.

EPAX’s marine omega-3 concentrates come from Peruvian-based Austral Group SAA, a fishing group that employs a number of sustainable fishing practices. Bycatch precautions ensure that fish, which were not intended to be caught, are released. The company uses 100% of raw material (crude fish oil) and uses manufacturing facilities intended to minimize water consumption and pollution.

“Receiving this support from Friend of the Sea encourages EPAX to continue building upon our commitment to traceable and accountable fishing practices,” said Thomas Gulbrandsen, EPAX sales and marketing Director. “Our EcoVision program ensures that every level of the supply chain is analyzed for sustainability and we're pleased that these efforts are a priority to our customers as well.”

Visit Epax’s “Eco Vision” website to learn more about the company’s sustainable omega-3 ingredient sourcing.