The Responsible Seafood Choice

Month: February 2015

Chile’s Nova Austral Attains BAP Certification

The Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) in mid-July congratulated Nova Austral S.A. for achieving Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certification. Nova Austral’s salmon processing plant located in Porvenir, Chile — in Region XII — earned BAP certification on June 27. Nova Austral is one of Chile´s largest salmon producers, processing more than 20,000 metric tons of Atlantic salmon annually. The product is sold primarily to retail and foodservice customers in the European Union, North America, Japan, Russia, China, Southeast Asia and Latin America. The plant produces fresh and frozen salmon in a variety of product forms, including fillets, portions, blocks, H&G and … READ MORE “Chile’s Nova Austral Attains BAP Certification”

Skuna Bay Salmon Processor Attains BAP Certification

July, 2013 The Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) in early July applauded Walcan Seafood Ltd. for achieving Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certification. Walcan Seafood is the exclusive processor of Skuna Bay Vancouver Island Craft Raised Salmon. Walcan Seafood’s processing plant on Quadra Island, British Columbia, earned BAP certification on July 2, joining the BAP-certified farms that produce Skuna Bay Salmon, which are owned and operated by Grieg Seafood BC Ltd. The first four farms that produce Skuna Bay Salmon earned BAP certification in December 2011. “We have always said that we are committed to meeting and upholding the Best Aquaculture Practices … READ MORE “Skuna Bay Salmon Processor Attains BAP Certification”

Marine Harvest Canada Earns Three-Star BAP Certification

July, 2013 The Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) in early July congratulated Marine Harvest Canada (MHC) for becoming British Columbia’s first salmon company to achieve three-star Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certification. On July 3, MHC’s Port Hardy processing plant earned BAP certification, joining the company’s BAP-certified salmon farms and the Skretting Canada feed mill from which it sources feed. The first five Marine Harvest Canada salmon farm sites earned BAP certification in 2012, the same year that Skretting Canada’s two feed mills in British Columbia and New Brunswick attained the distinction. “Since the third-party audited BAP seafood processing plant standards meet … READ MORE “Marine Harvest Canada Earns Three-Star BAP Certification”

Chile’s Blumar Earns Three-Star BAP Certification

June, 2013 The Global Aquaculture Alliance announced in early June that Blumar S.A. is the third salmon company in Chile to achieve three-star Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certification. Blumar’s processing plant in Concepcion, Chile, recently earned BAP certification, joining the company’s 11 BAP-certified salmon farm sites and the four BAP-certified feed mills from which it sources feed — Biomar Chile S.A.’s Planta Castro and Planta Pargua facilities, EWOS Chile Alimentos Ltda. and Nutreco Chile S.A.’s Orsorno facility. Located in Chile’s Region XI, Blumar’s 11 farms collectively produce about 4,500 metric tons of salmon per cycle. The fish are marketed in the United … READ MORE “Chile’s Blumar Earns Three-Star BAP Certification”

Chile’s Multiexport Foods Earns Two-Star BAP Certification

May, 2013 The Global Aquaculture Alliance announced in early May that Multiexport Foods S.A. has achieved two-star Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certification. Six Multiexport salmon farms in Chile recently earned BAP certification, joining the company’s processing plant in Puerto Montt, Chile, which was the world’s first salmon processing plant to receive BAP certification in January 2012. Located in Chile’s Region XI, the six farm sites – Izaza, Polla, Refugio, Simpson, Williams and Wickham — collectively produce more than 20,000 metric tons of salmon annually. The fish are marketed throughout the Americas, mainly in the United States and Brazil, to both retail and foodservice … READ MORE “Chile’s Multiexport Foods Earns Two-Star BAP Certification”

Norway Plant Earns First BAP Salmon-Processing Certification in Europe

January, 2013 The Global Aquaculture Alliance announced in mid-January that Norway’s Vikenco AS is Europe’s first salmon-processing plant to achieve Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certification. Vikenco’s facility, located in Norway’s Romsdal region, in the northern part of western Norway, recently received BAP certification. Currently, Vikenco is Europe’s only processing plant with BAP certification. “To meet increasing demands from existing customers and to enter new markets, Vikenco in recent years has had a strong focus on quality management in all levels of business,” said Line Skov Pettersen, the company’s quality assurance manager. “Through determined effort and a strong focus in all … READ MORE “Norway Plant Earns First BAP Salmon-Processing Certification in Europe”

Chinese Processor First To Offer One-Star Pompano

July, 2013 The Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) in late July applauded Guangdong Gourmet Aquatic Products Co. Ltd. for earning Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certification. Guangdong Gourmet Aquatic Products’ processing plant in Wuchuan, Guangdong, China, attained BAP certification on July 8. The facility processes farmed shrimp, tilapia and golden pompano. With BAP certification, Guangdong Gourmet Aquatic Products is the first company approved to offer one-star pompano. Pompano and a number of other farmed seafood species — including sea bass, sea bream, cobia, seriola, barramundi, trout, perch and carp — became eligible for one-star designation when the new BAP standards for finfish … READ MORE “Chinese Processor First To Offer One-Star Pompano”