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 whole fish.
The BAP certification provides further recognition of the high standards already achieved by Nova Austral and reaffirms the company’s commitment to responsible salmon farming, said the company.
Nova Austral is part of the Pescanova Group.
Best Aquaculture Practices is an international certification program based on achievable, science-based and continuously improved performance standards for the entire aquaculture supply chain — farms, hatcheries, processing plants and feed mills — that assure healthful foods produced through environmentally and socially responsible means. BAP certification is based on independent audits that evaluate compliance with the BAP standards developed by the Global Aquaculture Alliance. For more information on BAP, visit http://bap.gaalliance.org.