New Zealand salmon producer gets BAP certified


SeafoodSource staff

Published on
March 25, 2013

New Zealand King Salmon has achieved Global Aquaculture Alliance’s Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certification.

The certification covers the South Island-based firm’s entire current operations, five sites and three production facilities in Marlborough and Nelson.

“Given the high standards we set ourselves compliance was achievable without a great deal of change to our current processes and procedures,” said Grant Rosewarne, NZ King Salmon CEO. “Corrective actions following audit were limited and indicative of a sound operations with only minor tweaks required.

“We came to the conclusion the BAP certification was one of the best suited to the New Zealand situation which differs from most other territories in terms of isolation from disease and the King salmon species we farm.”

NZ King Salmon produces up to 7,500 metric tons of King salmon annually, accounting for 70 percent of New Zealand's salmon production. It employees more than 450 workers in New Zealand, Australia, the U.S. and Japan.

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