Faroes salmon farmer Hiddenfjord earns BAP certification
Producer is committed to 'most sustainable and ethical' production, says chief executive
Faroe Islands salmon farmer Hiddenfjord has been accredited by BAP (Best Aquaculture Practices). This follows the company’s GlobalG.A.P. certification, achieved some time ago.
“We are committed to farming and producing salmon in the most sustainable, responsible, and ethical way,” said chief executive Atli Gregersen.
“We have known for a long time that our salmon is farmed and produced according to the highest standards. Our BAP and GlobalG.A.P certifications will help assure our customers that this is, indeed, true.”
We have known for a long time that our salmon is farmed and produced according to the highest standards. Certifications help assure our customers that this is, indeed, true
Hiddenfjord CEO Atli Gregersen
BAP is a well-known aquaculture certification system that sets standards for the environment, social responsibility, food safety, animal welfare and traceability.
'A first in the Faroes'
Mike Berthet, who looks after Europe, Middle East, and Africa market development at BAP, said: “The Global Seafood Alliance is delighted to welcome Hiddenfjord to its Best Aquaculture Practices certification program.
“This is a first for salmon farms and processing facilities in the Faroe Islands and is a landmark signal that BAP continues to grow, attracting responsible producers across the complete supply chain.”
The accreditation is the first step towards Hiddenfjord’s goal of attaining a four-star BAP certification. All the company’s farming sites and its processing plant have been awarded stars, meaning Hiddenfjord currently has a two-star BAP certification. Its feed supplier, Skretting, is expected to earn a BAP certification soon and Hiddenfjord is working on having its hatchery fully approved. These actions will earn Hiddenfjord a four-star BAP accreditation.