Five Marine Harvest sites net BAP certification
Five of Marine Harvest Canada’s salmon farm sites have received the Global Aquaculture Alliance’s Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certification, the company announced on Thursday.
In fact, all of the company’s British Columbia salmon farms are currently undergoing third-party audits against the BAP standards. Thursday’s announcement means that the company is one step closer to receiving a four-star rating from the BAP program, which includes certification of all its salmon farms, processing plants, feed mill suppliers and freshwater hatcheries, said Marine Harvest Canada.
“We are extremely pleased to have achieved this certification milestone, which demonstrates our commitment to environmental integrity and continual improvement throughout our operations,” said Clare Backman, sustainability director for Marine Harvest Canada. “Consistent practices that ensure environmental responsibility are imperative throughout our production. Our customers expect these high standards at all Marine Harvest Canada sites, not just a select few.”
Marine Harvest Canada is British Columbia’s largest salmon producer.