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Category: Trout

First For Australia: BAP-Certified Rainbow Trout Farms

Congratulations to Goulburn River Trout, the first rainbow trout business in Australia and the Eastern Hemisphere to attain Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certification. Both of the company’s farms, Thornton Farm and Walnut Island Farm, which are located in the foothills of the Great Dividing Range in northeast Victoria, earned BAP certification on Oct. 25. The rainbow trout are grown out in raceways using water from the Goulburn River, which flows from Lake Eildon, providing a year-round supply of cold, clear water. Family-owned Goulburn River Trout is responsible for its own trout breeding, grow-out, processing and distribution. The company produced just … READ MORE “First For Australia: BAP-Certified Rainbow Trout Farms”

Peruvian Company First To Offer Four-Star BAP Trout

Congratulations to Peruvian Andean Trout S.A.C., the world’s first company qualified to offer four-star Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) trout. The company became eligible to offer four-star BAP trout upon BAP certification of its processing plant in June. Peruvian Andean Trout’s farm and hatchery were also recently BAP certified. Located in the Peruvian Andes, all three facilities graduated from the iBAP program, a precursor to full BAP certification, early this year. Peruvian Andean Trout sources feed from BAP-certified feed mills owned by EWOS Chile Alimentos Ltda. and Biomar Chile S.A., completing its four-star Bap status. Four-star BAP status denotes that a … READ MORE “Peruvian Company First To Offer Four-Star BAP Trout”

Petuna Earns BAP Certification For Ocean Trout Farm

Congratulations to Petuna Aquaculture Pty. Ltd., the world’s first marine-farming company to attain Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certification for both salmon and trout at the same farm site, the Global Aquaculture Alliance announced in mid-July. The company earned the distinction when its Liberty Point ocean trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) farm site in Macquarie Harbour, on Tasmania’s west coast, attained BAP certification. Last August, the company’s Table Head Atlantic salmon farm site, also in Macquarie Harbour, attained BAP certification. “We are extremely pleased to achieve BAP certification for our ocean trout. Environmental and social responsibility are key to our business, and adding … READ MORE “Petuna Earns BAP Certification For Ocean Trout Farm”

World’s Largest Rainbow Trout Producer Earns BAP Certification

Congratulations to Clear Springs Foods, Inc. All of the U.S.-based company’s domestic rainbow trout farms recently attained Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certification, the Global Aquaculture Alliance announced in early June. It’s the world’s first rainbow trout farms to earn BAP certification. Founded in 1966, Clear Springs Foods is the world’s largest freshwater rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) producer that uses raceways. It’s a vertically integrated company that proudly became employee owned in 2000. South Central Idaho is home to Clear Springs Foods and thousands of natural springs generated by the Snake River Plain Aquifer — an immense underground reservoir sustained through recharge from … READ MORE “World’s Largest Rainbow Trout Producer Earns BAP Certification”

First Rainbow Trout Processor Earns BAP Certification

March, 2014 Truchas Belmira S.A.S. is the world’s first rainbow trout processing plant to earn Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certification, the Global Aquaculture Alliance announced in early March. Located in Medellín, Antioquia, Colombia, the facility processed 360 metric tons of trout last year and is expected to process 800 metric tons of fish this year. Truchas Belmira operates six trout farms near Medellín. Founded in 1993, the company specializes in fresh trout, selling whole fish, butterflied fish and fillets to retail and foodservice customers primarily in the United States, with Columbia representing about 10% of total sales. “I’m proud to … READ MORE “First Rainbow Trout Processor Earns BAP Certification”

First U.S. Steelhead Trout Farm Achieves BAP Certification

April, 2013 The Global Aquaculture Alliance announced in late April that Pacific Seafood Group’s steelhead trout farm on the Columbia River is the United States’ first steelhead trout or salmon farm to achieve Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certification. Operated by Pacific Seafood’s Pacific Aquaculture division, the farm is located in Nespelem, Wash., on the Colville Nation, in northeastern Washington state. Pacific Seafood purchased the farm in 2008 but partners with the Colville Nation to operate it; most farm employees are members of the Colville Nation. The farm produces more than 8 million pounds (3.63 million kilograms) of steelhead (Oncorhynchus mykiss) … READ MORE “First U.S. Steelhead Trout Farm Achieves BAP Certification”