Salica, a tuna specialist cannery based in Bermeo, Spain, was the first Spanish cannery to launch Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certified albacore products under its own brand: CAMPOS and private label. This marked the beginning of Salica’s strong relationship with the American Albacore Fishing Association (AAFA), currently its main source for MSC albacore.
The demand for pole-and-line caught skipjack tuna, especially for the UK market, led Salica to join IPNLF, with the commitment of promoting pole-and-line tuna mainly in European markets. Salica is also a member of the International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF), based on shared concerns about the future of tuna fisheries. ISSF’s mission is to undertake science-based initiatives for the long-term conservation and sustainable use of tuna stocks, reducing bycatch and promoting ecosystem health.
Salica’s traceability system guards its products and guarantees full information of all its supply sources. Salica believes that a business strategy based on safe, high-quality products the production of which does not affect the environment or society, can only be maintained through business practices based on the principle of Sustainable Development. In this way, Salica looks to satisfy the needs of today’s society without compromising the requirements of future generations.
At Salica, as an active player in the tuna market, we believe it is our responsibility to supply pole-and-line caught tuna along with other fishing methods. By doing so, we protect our environment, support fishermen globally and build our business upon the principles of sustainable development.Cristina Rodriguez (Export Manager)