Northern Harvest first to get 4-star BAP status

Canadian salmon farmer Northern Harvest has become the world’s first salmon company to receive four-star status under the Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA)’s Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) standard, according to a statement from the GAA.

The company reached four-star status when GAA awarded BAP certification to Northern Harvest Smolt in Stephenville, Newfoundland. With that certification, the company’s salmon processing plants, farm sites, hatcheries and feed mills all have BAP certification.

“Congratulations to the management of Northern Harvest on attaining hatchery, feed mill, farm and processing plant certification to the BAP standards,” said GAA Executive Director Wally Stevens. “It’s the first company to achieve BAP four-star status for salmon, and this is a tribute to the company’s leadership.”

Northern Harvest also has the first salmon hatchery to earn BAP certification since the GAA established new BAP hatchery standards for finfish, crustaceans and mollusks back in September.


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