By SeafoodSource staff
Published on Tuesday, February 19 2013
Australis Aquaculture, the world’s largest barramundi producer, has received GlobalGAP certification for its Vietnam farm operations.
“Achieving GlobalGAP certification means that our entire Vietnam production chain has been thoughtfully considered and recognized for its best practices for sustainable aquaculture,” said Josh Goldman, Australis CEO.
“These practices include rigorous attention to food safety, minimizing environmental impact, compliance with animal welfare standards as well as stringent worker health and safety requirements. We found the certification process stimulating and productive for our entire organization, it challenged us to improve our game to the highest levels.”
Since receiving its license by the Vietnamese government in 2008, Massachusetts-based Australis has doubled production each year. The company employs 100 people in Vietnam and is targeting a harvest of more than 2,700 metric tons in 2014.