Chilean farmed salmon processor levels up to 3-star BAP status
Chilean salmon farming company Multiexport Foods has secured a 3-star Best Aquaculture Practices rating from the Global Aquaculture Alliance.
Eight of the company’s farming sites located in the Patagonia area of Chile were awarded certification in August, serving to exemplify Multiexport’s commitment to pursuing and maintaining the highest levels of responsible farming and management practices, said Andres Lyon, the company’s CEO.
“Our team is very proud of this achievement, and these type of accoomplishments only occur when there is a sincere commitment from the entire organization,” explained Lyon. “Sustainability and responsible farming is an integral part of our culture.”
Mutiexport Foods is no stranger to BAP achievement – the company’s Puerto Montt processing plant was the world’s first farmed salmon processing facility of its kind to achieve a BAP nod in January 2012. Moreover, the company’s feed mill sources have also received BAP certification. The company has been operating in the salmon farming industry in Chile since it was incepted in 1983.