More Chile farms get BAP certification
Six salmon farms in Chile have recently earned the Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA)’s best aquaculture practices (BAP) certification, according to a GAA release.
The farms, owned by Multiexport Foods, follow the company’s Puerto Montt plant, which in January 2012 became the world’s first salmon processing plant to get the BAP certification.
The farms produce a total of more than 20,000 metric tons of salmon a year, most of it marketed to retail and foodservice in the United States and Brazil.
“We are pleased with the recent recognition of two-star BAP certification, which provides an important validation to our strong commitment to improved aquaculture practices,” said Jason Paine, general manager of Multiexport Foods-USA.
The BAP certification recognizes aquaculture companies that operated to a high standard of safe, environmentally-friendly seafood farming.