The bar has been raised for British Columbia’s largest agricultural export. Marine Harvest Canada (MHC), BC’s largest supplier of BC farm-raised salmon, announced today that it has achieved the Global Aquaculture Alliance’s Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certification at five marine salmon farm sites.
Successful certification of these additional sites will guarantee a continuous supply of certified product for Marine Harvest
“BAP certification ensures that Marine Harvest Canada is responsive to the interests of our customers and the communities in which we operate,” says Paula Galloway, Certification Manager. “It validates that our farming practices protect the environment for local wildlife as well as our fish while providing a safe and effective working environment for Marine Harvest Canada staff.”
Today’s certification announcement is an important step in the company’s interest in receiving a full “4 star rating” from BAP, which will include certification of all its salmon farms, processing plants, feed mill suppliers and freshwater hatcheries.
The Global Aquaculture Alliance, the leading standards-setting organization for aquaculture seafood, is an international, non-profit trade association whose Best Aquaculture Practices program provides comprehensive, metrics-based certification for aquaculture facilities — including farms, hatcheries, feed mills and processing plants. For more information on GAA, visit www.gaalliance.org.
Read the full press release here.