Marine Harvest Canada farmed salmon operations earn four-star BAP certification


James Wright, Senior Editor

Published on
March 10, 2015

Marine Harvest Canada announced on its website on Tuesday that its British Columbia, Canada, salmon operations — farms, processing plants, hatcheries and feed mills — have all earned Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certification.

Marine Harvest is the first company in the province, and second in the world, to achieve four-star BAP certification. The company’s Dalrymple freshwater hatchery in Campbell River, British Columbia, is the world’s second salmon hatchery to earn BAP certification since new BAP hatchery standards for finfish, crustaceans and mollusks were completed in September.

“Our four-star certification shows our commitment to providing customers the highest quality salmon,” said Katherine Dolmage, Marine Harvest certification manager. “We expect this four-star product to be available in the market in 2016.”

In 2013, Marine Harvest Canada became British Columbia’s first salmon company to achieve three-star BAP status, with the certification of its Port Hardy processing plant. In 2012, the first five Marine Harvest Canada salmon farm sites earned BAP certification, the same year that Skretting Canada’s two feed mills in British Columbia and New Brunswick attained the distinction.

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