Kvarøy salmon farms obtain BAP certification
Kvarøy Fiskeoppdrett, known in the United States as Kvarøy Arctic, is the first salmon farm in Norway to be awarded Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certification.
The Kvarøy Island, Norway-based ocean net pen producer obtained BAP certification for two of its farm sites, Movikodden and Selsøyvær, and plans to pursue BAP certification for its remaining three farm sites as well as its processing plant, hatchery, and feed mill, which would give it four-star status under the program, the Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) said in a press release.
“It’s our intention to secure the full 4-star rating and we’re in the process of that review now,” Kvarøy Fiskeoppdrett CEO Alf-Gøran Knutsen said. “This is an important first step for our company to demonstrate our commitment to the highest sustainability standards, and an example that we hope our peers in Norway will follow.”
Kvarøy Arctic also produces whole fish, fillets, portions, frozen fish, skin packs, and retail frozen packs, available at regional distributors throughout the U.S.
Timed with the start of the fall school season in the U.S., Kvaroy also recently launched a Kvaroy Kids website as well.
“To spark excitement, creativity, and conversation – we’ve collaborated with homeschool tutors and teachers, registered dietitians, The Marine Mammal Center, as well sustainability experts to develop a series of A.C.T.S. (art, culinary, technology, science) activities that encourage kids to learn and experience sustainable aquaculture in a fun way,” the company said on the website.
Photo courtesy of Kvarøy Arctic