Dardanel is a Friend of the Sea. Are you?

As a brand born in Çanakkale with a coast, we are aware of our responsibility.

Respect to sea

Seas and oceans are among the most important nutritional resources for centuries… However, the resources of our planet are limited and consumed more quicker than before in the industry era.

As a brand born in Çanakkale with a coast, they are aware of our responsibility.

In order to achieve this, they have constructive cooperation with the scientists and non-governmental organizations and legislators working on sustainability. And they do not only consider the laws, but also consider the scientific data generated. Because, they structure their supply, production and distribution processes accordingly. They build Dardanel company culture on sustainability and they briefly call it “Cooperation with Nature”.

sustainable seafood

Dardanel Önentaş Gıda San. A.Ş., the major canned and seafood producer in Turkey, has obtained Friend of the Sea certification for its entire tuna and clams product line. Dardanel canned tuna will originate only from approved Friend of the Sea fleets, targeting not overexploited stocks and carrying onboard observers to verify compliance to their sustainable fisheries policies. Baby clams are harvested only in Turkey, by the local fleet which is managed under strict precautionary limits.

“To source from only approved Friend of the Sea fleets is an important engagement on behalf of Dardanel” comments Mr Niyazi Onen, President of Dardanel Group. “We hope that new fleets will accept to undergo Friend of the Sea strict third party audits and provide evidence of compliance with sustainable fishing policies. The Turkish and European consumers in general are more and more demanding for sustainability and Dardanel’s own company policy has always given highest relevance to environmental conservation and respect for marine habitat.”

 sustainable tuna recipes

Spaghetti with tuna fish

2 packs of Dardanel Tuna in Olive Oil
10 black olives
1 pack of tomato paste
5 cherry tomatoes1 middle size red onion (peeled)
2 cloves of garlic (peeled)
1 tea spoon of thyme
1 table spoon of capers
1 sugar cube
2 table spoons of olive oil
1 package of spaghetti

Leave the spaghetti for boiling in water with plenty of salt for the period recommended on the package.
Chop the onion as cube. Grind the garlic. Sauté both in olive oil.

Drain the oil of Dardanel Tuna Fish and add the onion. Cook by mixing for 5 minutes on low heat.

Add capers, sliced olive and tomato paste and cook for approximately 10 minutes.

Finally add thyme, sugar and half-cut cherry tomatoes and cook for 10 more minutes.

Drain the boiled macaroni and place it on the service dish. Add tuna fish mixture with tomato on it and serve.
Bon appétit.

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Where to buy

Dardanel products are available at the main retail outlets in Turkey.


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→ Source: Sustainable Friends: Responsible companies operating with respect for the environment | Date: Nov 5, 2015


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