TASA is the world’s largest producer of fishmeal and fish oil. Image: TASA

The Global Sustainable Seafood Initiative has announced that Peruvian fishing company Tecnológica de Alimentos S.A. (TASA) has joined GSSI as a Funding Partner.

The world’s largest producer of fishmeal and fish oil, TASA’s focus is on providing high-quality, high-value marine foods and ingredients for indirect human consumption. It has ten fishmeal and fish oil plants, a shipyard and a refined fish oil plant that are located along the Peruvian coast and 48 purse seiners fishing for anchovy, horse mackerel and mackerel fishing.

The company has been active since 2002 and is politically active in its concern for the conservation of the environment.

‘We believe the experience that GSSI can provide will help us in achieving our high goals as well as we can participate in a space where we can share our knowledge while learning from our partners around the world,’ said TASA’s central fishing manager Dereck Zimmermann.