Rolvsoy, Norway—Pharmatech AS has achieved Friend of the Sea certification for the marine raw materials used in its liquid, powder, and softgelatin formulations, according to a press release.

Friend of the Sea standard certifies that fish oil originates only from fisheries compliant with Friend of the Sea sustainable fishing requirements, and that a chain of custody is in place.

The audit, according to the press release, covered the three processing plants in Fredrikstad, Norway, where the company has been located since 1987.

Markus Lund, business director at Pharmatech, said in the press release, “We acknowledge the importance of moving our production towards a more environmentally sustainable approach, and Friend of the Sea is the international sustainability label of reference for omega-3 products.”