Sustainable Fisheries Partnership (SFP) is pleased to announce that Canary Islands-based seafood processor and distributor Unión Martín Grupo has become SFP’s newest partner.

As a new partner, Unión Martín strongly believes in SFP’s Target 75 initiative, which asks industry stakeholders to support the goal of seeing 75 percent or more of global seafood volumes in key sectors being produced in a manner classified as sustainable or improving toward sustainability by 2020. Unión Martín joins current SFP partners and Target 75 Champions in supporting both the initiative and SFP’s broader mission to engage and catalyze global seafood supply chains in rebuilding depleted fish stocks and reducing the environmental impacts of fishing and fish farming.

“It is absolutely essential to have the participation of industry leaders like Grupo Unión Martín to help ensure the sustainability of the global seafood industry,” said Pedro Ferreiro, SFP’s Deputy Division Director for Buyer Engagement. “By supporting T75, companies like Unión Martín are playing a critical role in protecting the global marine ecosystem.”

The group is a conglomerate of companies specializing in cephalopods, specifically octopus, Saharan squid, and cuttlefish. The squid and octopus sectors have added the most new FIPs since the launch of Target 75, with five new additions in each sector.

“We are proud to be helping to maintain the sustainability of our oceans,” said Fernando Soriano, CEO of Union Martin. “Future generations must be able to experience the richness of the world’s oceans, as well as make a living from them, just as we do today.”

Contact: Sean Murphy, Communications Director