Faroese salmon farmer Hiddenfjord has been accredited by BAP (Best Aquaculture Practices), having met the international body’s standards for environmental impact, social responsibility, food safety, animal welfare and traceability.
Hiddenfjord is also already certified by Global GAP. Atli Gregersen, the company’s CEO, said: “We are committed to farming and producing salmon in the most sustainable, responsible, and ethical way. We have known for a long time that our salmon is farmed and produced according to the highest standards. Our BAP and Global GAP certifications will help assure our customers that this is, indeed, true.”
Mike Berthet, EMEA Market Development at BAP, commented: “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.”
Hiddenfjord’s aim now is to achieve a four-star level of BAP certification. All the company’s farming sites and its processing plant have been awarded stars, meaning it currently has a two-star BAP certification. Hiddenfjord’s feed supplier, Skretting, is expected to earn a BAP certification soon and Hiddenfjord is working on having its hatchery fully approved. The company hopes that these steps will earn Hiddenfjord a four-star BAP accreditation.