SSC boost for Bakkafrost
The Scottish Salmon Company (SSC) looks set to produce 10,500 tones of salmon during the third quarter of this, its new owner Bakkafrost says.
That is almost as much as the company’s Faroe Islands operation is set to harvest in the three months between June and September. In a trading update Bakkafrost said its three Faroese farming areas will harvest 11,100 tons in total. The total volume for the company (all heads, gutted) is 21,600 tonnes.
Third quarter feed sales are expected to total 39,900 tones. The full Q3 figures will be released on November 10th.
Meanwhile, the process of getting all Bakkafrost farming sites ASC certified continues, and the company says two more sites have now completed. All Bakkafrost farming sites are expected to be ASC certified within 2020
‘ASC is the most acknowledged environmental certification in the world within the salmon business.
‘The entire value chain of Bakkafrost is working according to the ASC-standard. The factories are ASC certified, and moreover, the feed and smolt is also ASC certified. Now, 17 of all active farming sites have been certified, and there are only two sites left.’
Usually, people from ASC come from Great Britain to the Faroe Islands to conduct the ASC-audits. However, due to the Corona pandemic, lately the audits have been conducted remotely.
Anna Johansen, head of the quality department said this has proved challenging. She added:
‘The certifications are the customers guarantee that we as a company set ambitious goals, and that we organize our production in a sustainable manner. It is of vital importance for Bakkafrost’s competitiveness that we work according to the strictest international standards, and that we continuously set new and even more challenging goals’.