Faroes producer wins maximum four-star BAP accolade

GSA CEO Wally Stevens presents Hiddenfjord Sales Director 
Óli Hansen with the company’s BAP certificate at Seafood Expo North America.

Fish farmer Hiddenfjord has become the first salmon company in the Faroe Islands to achieve the maximum BAP four-star designation following the certification of its freshwater hatchery, Fútaklettur.

BAP (Best Aquaculture Practices) is a third-party certification program developed by the Global Seafood Alliance, an international, not-for-profit trade association headquartered in the United States, dedicated to advancing environmentally and socially responsible seafood practices through education, advocacy and third-party assurances.

As feed is sourced from BAP-certified mills operated by Skretting and Havsbrún, Hiddenfjord now has the maximum BAP star designation and use of the four-star logo. The freshwater facility at Fútaklettur was the last link in the chain.

Óli Hansen, Sales Director at Hiddenfjord, said; “In our interactions with business partners, the BAP accreditation emerges as a marker of excellence, epitomizing our dedication to premium salmon production,” said “Attaining our fourth star is not merely an accomplishment but a testament to our relentless pursuit of premium quality and sustainability. We look forward to sharing its implications with our customers, ensuring they benefit from our commitment to sustainable salmon farming.”

“It’s been an impressive journey for Hiddenfjord to certify their whole production chain,” said Iain Shone, Director of Market Development-Europe at GSA. “They committed to four-star from the outset, put a huge amount of work into this project and I know the whole team is really proud of their achievement. Well done!”

Hiddenfjord is a family-owned business with an emphasis on high quality and sustainable fishing practices, with roots dating back to 1887. The Faroese company is the first salmon producer in the world to stop all distribution by air freight, reducing its CO2 emissions for overseas transportation by 94%.

Photo: Global Seafood Alliance CEO Wally Stevens presents Hiddenfjord Sales Director
Óli Hansen with the company’s BAP certificate at Seafood Expo North America.

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