Selonda Aquaculture has received the "Fish from Greece" private certification from the TUV Hellas monitoring organization, concerning responsible fish farming and underscoring the high quality of Greek fish.
After acquiring the certification, the fish distributed by the Greek firm will also bear the "Fish from Greece" tag.
Prices of sea bass and sea bream have dropped to their lowest level in recent years, aggravating the already difficult situation of the two main aquaculture companies in Greece, Nireus and Selonda, but the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) estimates that 2020 may signal the start of a price recovery for the two important fish farming products.
Populations of the lagocephalus sceleratus, commonly known as the silver-cheeked toadfish, which in recent years have spread across the Aegean and the Mediterranean, could lead to death if consumed, according to marine biologists.
The fish, described as a "highly toxic invasive fish," entered the Mediterranean from the Indian Ocean via the Suez Canal.