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Friend of the Sea joins sustainable shipping pact

Agreement aimed at 'boosting sustainable shipping globally.'

International sustainable seafood certification scheme Friend of the Sea and Dutch marine surveying firm Varuna Marine Services have signed a collaboration agreement aimed at "boosting sustainable shipping globally."

Certification requirements cover pollution prevention to fuel efficiency, waste management and working conditions including child and forced labor.

Audited vessels are forbidden from flying a flag of convenience, carrying any endangered species, dolphin-unsafe tuna or more in general seafood fished or transhipped illegally.

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