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Production process

The Portuguese Cure and flavour

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Sustainable fishing and the MSC

The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) is a non-profit organisation. The MSC was set up to address the problem of unsustainable fishing.

“We acknowledge and reward efforts made to protect the oceans and promote a continued supply of fishing products for the future.”

Source: MSC

Measuring sustainability

The sustainability of fisheries can be assessed regardless of size, geographical area or method. Our standard regarding the rules of sustainable fisheries is a means of measuring this sustainability. When fishing is assessed independently against this standard, three main principles are considered:


The health of the fish population

Have enough fish been left in the ocean? Fishing must be at a level that ensures it can continue indefinitely and that fish stocks can remain productive and healthy.


Environmental impact

What are the impacts? The fishing activity must be managed carefully so that other species and habitats within the ecosystem remain healthy.


Effective fisheries management

Are operations well managed? MSC-certified fisheries must comply with relevant laws and must be able to adapt to changing environmental circumstances.

Um bilião

people, mostly in developing countries, depend on fish as their main source of protein.

200 milhões

people are directly or indirectly employed in the fisheries sector and the seafood industry.

Mais de 50%

of fish and seafood traded in the world comes from developing countries.


Riberalves guarantees the quality and taste of the tradition of its “loyal friend”, the Portuguese Cured Codfish, produced from codfish caught in accordance with the rules of sustainability of the oceans and produced respecting the traditional process of codfish production.

The quality and food safety system, certified in accordance with the IFS-Food standard, is implemented in the whole factory, from the reception of the raw materials to the dispatch of the finished product.

In this way, we guarantee that all our codfish has been produced in accordance with food safety standards and that when it reaches your table it can be consumed by your family as a safe and healthy product.

IFS Food Certification - Bacalhau Riberalves - Segurança alimentar