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MarinTrust increases its global reach

Its 2021-2022 interactive report features all the aspects of its activity, from the new MarinTrust Standard Version 3.0 to the assurance and traceability topics that reinforce the certification program.

MarinTrust’s global reach map

October 5, 2022

Among the contents included in the 2021-2022 report, MarinTrust highlights the development of its standard version 3.0, which is undergoing a review for all the production stages that includes from the fisheries to the plants.

“The continuing evolution of the MarinTrust Standard ensures that it remains relevant, credible, and accessible. Version 3.0 is an ambitious next step, strengthening the assessment criteria for raw materials while encouraging the use of byproducts. Both assurance and traceability remain at the core of this standard, guaranteeing the integrity of MarinTrust products,” said Francisco Aldon, MarinTrust’s CEO,

Regarding the limitations caused by COVID-19, the report highlights that the online format of events allowed the MarinTrust team to access customers located in numerous geographic locations. As a result, MarinTrust’s main factory standard was embraced by twelve new sites across Chile, Ecuador, Finland, Mexico, Morocco, Spain, and Thailand while MarinTrust’s chain of custody standard had been integrated into four companies covering a total of fourteen sites in Chile, China, Peru, and Spain. Furthermore, MarinTrust’s improver program had accepted thirty sites in countries such as Mauritania and India.

“Despite global challenges, MarinTrust continues to grow stronger, championing best practices and driving improvements in global responsibility for marine ingredient sourcing and production. This report showcases the many ways we continue to evolve and grow, from the latest version of the MarinTrust Standard to new FIPs under the Improver Programme (IP). This is all due to the hard work of our team and support of our independent third-party committee members,” said Libby Woodhatch, MarinTrust’s executive chair.

Finally, through a memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed with Global Seafood Alliance, MarinTrust will work to meet the goal of 75% of the world’s marine ingredients supplies being either certified, in assessment, in the application, or in the MarinTrust improver program by 2025. Furthermore, MarinTrust is also participating in the Global Roundtable on Marine Ingredients.


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