Multiexport Foods, SFP form salmon strategy
Chilean farmed salmon producer Multiexport Foods of Puerto Montt, Chile, announced on Monday that it partnered with Seattle-based Sustainable Fisheries Partnership to develop a comprehensive sustainable seafood strategy for farmed fish operations.
The two organizations will analyze the sustainability of raw materials, sources and the supply chain, as well as evaluate the salmon farming practices and ways to improve. Multiexport Foods’ Fishery Improvement Projects and Aquaculture Improvement Projects aim to constantly improve operations and address issues in a proactive way.
“Since the inception of our company in the seafood industry nearly 30 years ago, we have been committed to the values of social responsibility and respect for the environment, and these values stand at the core of our corporate foundation,” said Andres Lyon, CEO of Multiexport Foods.
“The farming of salmon is an important activity, nourishing the future with one of nature’s healthiest proteins,” Lyon continued. “Multiexport Foods will work with SFP to continue to improve upon our sustainable practices making them better for our environment, customers, stakeholders and employees. The projects that we are developing with SFP will further assist us in a smooth transition to the sustainability certifications, once salmon standards are published in the coming months.”
“SFP is fortunate to partner with Multiexport Foods,” said Dick Jones, SFP’s Program Director for the Americas. “They are a significant supplier of salmon to the world market, and their commitment to pursue sustainability initiatives will lead to major buyers having a more sustainable source of salmon.”