Peruvian trout farmer achieves a world first
Peru-based company Peruvian Andean Trout S.A.C. has become the first in the world to offer four-star status Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) trout after completing its last leg of the certification process in June.
The company’s farm and hatchery, along with its processing plant, each successfully graduated from the iBAP program earlier this year, allowing for a brisk completion of the subsequent full BAP certification thereafter. BAP-certified feed mills owned by EWOS Chile and Biomar Chile S.A. are used by Peruvian Andean Trout, and helped to qualify the company for four-star status, the highest ranking in the BAP program.
“Congratulations to Peruvian Andean Trout S.A.C.,” said Marcos Moya, BAP global business development manager, in a prepared statement. “Guided by General Manager Jose Ernesto Munoz, the company has followed through with its responsible aquaculture commitment. We are so excited to see the completion of the company’s hard but very productive work that resulted in an excellent performance in the audit resulting in BAP certification.”
As of May 2016, more than 1,200 BAP-certified processing plants, farms, hatcheries and feed mills have been certified under the Global Aquaculture Alliance’s BAP program.