BAP Spotlight Stories were created as way to highlight BAP-certified producers around the world and the stories of the people behind them. To be featured in spotlight story, reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. The following questions were answered by Ismail Aksoy, CEO of Luckyfish Co.
BAP: What inspired you to become involved in the seafood industry?
Luckyfish: This industry has always had a positive impact on me. I am a member of a fishermen family. Our family has been in the fisheries business since mid-1800s. My grandfathers were both captains, as was my father. Our fishermen story started in the Black Sea area where my family is originally from. Before starting our aquaculture business, my family used to own fishing vessels and fished in the Black, Aegean and Mediterranean seas. After having success in the aquaculture industry, we gradually quit fishing and focused on our aquaculture business.
BAP: Tell us a little about your company.
Luckyfish: We produce Mediterranean sea bass and sea bream and were established in 1986. We currently have about 420 employees. We are a vertically integrated supplier to the world’s leading retailers and foodservice companies.
BAP: Why did you decide to become BAP-certified?
Luckyfish: We got certified to BAP standards in 2018 to improve our practices in farming and processing and to achieve environmental, economic and social accountability of our aquaculture operations. Being a four-star BAP certified supplier helps us to better serve our business partners from around the world.
To learn more about Luckyfish, visit their website here.