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Category: Salmon

Anniversary: Five Years Of BAP-Certified Salmon Farms

British Columbia’s salmon-farming industry is celebrating five years of commitment to the Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) third-party certification program with the five-year anniversary of the world’s first BAP-certified salmon farm. Cermaq Canada’s Brent Island salmon farm, located near Campbell River, British Columbia, attained BAP certification five years ago this month, becoming the first farm to do so since the adoption of the BAP salmon farm standards in June 2011. British Columbia’s salmon-farming industry has embraced BAP, the world’s most comprehensive third-party aquaculture certification. Currently, a total of 62 salmon farm sites in British Columbia are engaged in the BAP program … READ MORE “Anniversary: Five Years Of BAP-Certified Salmon Farms”

AquaChile Completes New BAP-C Program

Empresas AquaChile S.A. has completed the Best Aquaculture Practices’ (BAP) multi-site cluster program (BAP-C), resulting in six of its salmon hatcheries in Chile attaining BAP certification and three of its salmon hatcheries attaining BAP re-certification, the Global Aquaculture Alliance announced in late November. AquaChile was a pioneer in that it was the first company to enroll its hatcheries in the new BAP-C program, which allows an applicant to combine multiple production units within a defined geographical area to apply for BAP certification for all facilities during a sequence of short audits. Applicants can include hatcheries and farms. With the BAP-C … READ MORE “AquaChile Completes New BAP-C Program”

Certification Of Hatcheries Lifts NZ King Salmon To Three-Star BAP

New Zealand King Salmon is now eligible to offer three-star Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) salmon following the certification of its three salmon hatcheries, the Global Aquaculture Alliance announced in early November. Three stars denote that a product originates from a BAP-certified processing plant, farm and hatchery, and New Zealand King Salmon is Australasia’s first salmon company to earn the distinction. The certification of its three salmon hatcheries in October came soon after the company completed the new multi-site cluster program (BAP-C), resulting in all nine of its salmon farm sites in South Island’s Marlborough Sound attaining BAP certification — six … READ MORE “Certification Of Hatcheries Lifts NZ King Salmon To Three-Star BAP”

Northern Harvest Successfully Navigates BAP’s New Multi-Site Cluster Program

Canada’s Northern Harvest Sea Farms is the first salmon company in North America to complete the Best Aquaculture Practices’ (BAP) new multi-site cluster program (BAP-C), resulting in five salmon farm sea sites in Newfoundland attaining BAP certification, the Global Aquaculture Alliance announced on Nov. 1. The BAP-C program allows an applicant to combine multiple farm sites within a defined geographical area to apply for BAP certification for all sites during a single audit. Northern Harvest’s salmon-farming operations are an example of the consistently robust internal management systems in place across all member sites to support the cluster audit scheme. Audit … READ MORE “Northern Harvest Successfully Navigates BAP’s New Multi-Site Cluster Program”

First Salmon Producer Certified Under New Two-Year BAP Group Audit

Cooke Aquaculture is the world’s first salmon producer to earn Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certification under the new two-year BAP group audit, which is designed specifically for salmon producers. In total, 19 salmon farm sites in Maine, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Newfoundland attained BAP certification. This is largest BAP group audit for salmon farms to date. Cooke Aquaculture has embraced the BAP third-party certification program, and today the New Brunswick-based company is qualified to offer four-star BAP salmon, signifying that a product originates from BAP-certified processing plants, farms, hatcheries and feed mills, BAP’s highest designation. Cooke Aquaculture — North … READ MORE “First Salmon Producer Certified Under New Two-Year BAP Group Audit”

Sanford Awarded BAP Certification For Salmon, Mussels

The Global Aquaculture Alliance has awarded its Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certification to Sanford’s production of king salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) and green lipped mussels (Perna canalicula), which are grown in Big Glory Bay, Stewart Island, New Zealand. “Sustainability is at the core of everything we do at Sanford,” said Volker Kuntzsch, Sanford CEO. “Earning BAP certification ties well into our company ethos. “For us this is about benchmarking ourselves against the rest of the world in farming and sustainability,” he added. “BAP certification means consumers can trust Sanford to deliver not only the best quality seafood but also know we … READ MORE “Sanford Awarded BAP Certification For Salmon, Mussels”

Chilean Farms First To Complete Multi-Site Zone Cluster Program

Marine Harvest Chile has completed the Best Aquaculture Practices’ (BAP) new multi-site zone cluster program, resulting in nine of its salmon farm sites and two of its processing plants attaining BAP certification, the Global Aquaculture Alliance announced in early February. Thanks to the biosecurity measures implemented by Chile’s regulatory authorities, the BAP multi-site zone cluster program is an ideal fit for Chile’s salmon and mussel facilities. The program allows an applicant with multiple farm sites in a federally set zone, also known as a “barrio,” or neighborhood, to apply for BAP certification for more than one site at a time. In … READ MORE “Chilean Farms First To Complete Multi-Site Zone Cluster Program”