Dibaq Group earns first BAP certification for Spanish feed mill
Segovia, Spain-based Dibaq Group has been awarded Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certification for one of its feed mills, becoming the first company in continental Europe to win certification for a feed mill.
The Global Seafood Alliance, which operates the BAP program, said the certification is evidence it is making inroads in continental Europe.
“Through the development of its Best Aquaculture Practices and Best Seafood Practices certification standards, GSA has become the leading standards-setting organization for seafood,” it said.
Dibaq, which is family-owned, has been involved in the aquaculture and fish nutrition business since 1986. It now has a manufacturing capacity of 120,000 metric tons per year and sells to companies operating in 40 countries across four continents.
The newly-certified BAP facility is located in Fuentepelayo, Spain and manufactures aquaculture feed for salmon, sturgeon, trout, bream bass, barramundi, sole, turbot, seriola, eel, olive flounder, tilapia, catfish, and shrimp, in addition to dog and cat food.
“We are immensely happy to obtain BAP certification,” Dibaq Managing Director José Luis Tejedor said in a press release. “At Dibaq, we respond to the demands of our clients throughout the world and strengthen our firm commitment to high specialization in fish nutrition and geographic diversification, delivering products of the highest quality and performance and being sustainable with the planet Earth.”
Currently, there are almost 150 BAP-certified feed mills in 25 countries worldwide.
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