Marine Harvest Chile completes special BAP program
Marine Harvest Chile became the first company to complete the Global Aquaculture Alliance’s Best Aquaculture Practices’ multi-size zone cluster program, which it achieved in early February.
The new program allows for multiple farm sites in the same federally set zone our grouped together logistically to apply for and earn BAP certification simultaneously.
Marine Harvest’s newly certified operations in Chile include nine salmon farms and two processing plants. As the feed mill supplying the company’s operations in the area was already BAP certified, its Chilean operations now qualify for three stars in the BAP ranking system, according to a GAA press release.
“At Marine Harvest, we are proud to achieve three-star BAP for our operations in Chile, which confirms the high standards of our operations, our commitment toward sustainability and our engagement with our customers,” said Gianfranco Nattero, Marine Harvest’s managing director of sales and marketing in the Americas. “This certification will allow us to continue to grow and develop the salmon category in the U.S. market.”