Cromaris is one of the leading producers of Mediterranean white fish in the world focused on top quality and freshness of its products. Innovation and sustainable aquaculture respecting the environment are embedded into core company values and business practices.
In line with company strategy, Cromaris has applied and successfully obtained ASC certification for all its seabass, seabream and meagre farms, certified by the independent auditor DNV GL Business Assurance Norway. Cromaris has become the only producer of Mediterranean white fish that obtained the ASC certificate for all its farms and all three commercialised species, Seabass, Seabream and Meagre, including the Organic portfolio. ASC certification requires farms to meet stringent requirements, and ensures customers that Cromaris fish have been produced in a socially and environmentally responsible way.
Cromaris has also attained Chain of Custody (CoC) certification for its processing facility. CoC certification ensures that ASC seafood is properly handled and kept separate from non-certified food throughout the supply chain from farm to fork.
“We are proud to receive the ASC standard for all our farms. This reflects our strategy in terms of developing sustainable aquaculture of top quality and the freshest Mediterranean fish on the market. It is important to highlight that we have certified all our farms – 100% of the production. Our strategy is to guarantee these standards to all our customers and consumers. All customers working with Cromaris can be 100% certain they are going to get ASC certified fish. This is a principle we follow in implementing all our standards as well as with all characteristics of Cromaris branded products” said CEO of Cromaris, Goran Markulin.
“This is an impressive achievement for Cromaris and we’re really pleased to see their dedication to minimising the environmental and social impacts of their farms,” said Esther Luiten, ASC Commercial Director. “Certifying all of their farms against the ASC Seabass, Seabream, and Meagre Standard means even easier choice of responsibly produced fish for their customers. The ASC Seabass, Seabream and Meagre Standard is still relatively new but we’ve already seen plenty of demand from producers wanting to demonstrate their responsible practices.”
Cromaris operate five farms producing seabass, seabream and meagre, located off the Croatian coastline on the Adriatic Sea. The main market is Italy, with strong growth in central European markets including France, Germany, Switzerland and others.
The Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) is an independent non-profit international organisation that manages the world's leading aquaculture certification and labelling programme worldwide. ASC works with producers, processors, retail and food companies, scientists, conservation groups, social NGOs and the public. The standard has been established in order to promote industry best practices, resulting in certification of environmentally and socially responsible products along with rewarding responsible aquaculture business operations.