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3-star success for Chilean salmon and trout producer

11 April 2019, at 9:47am

Salmones Antarctica has acquired independent sustainability certification for both its salmon and trout farms in southern Chile.

Salmones Antarctica, which is a subsidiary of Nissui, acquired Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certification for its salmon production sites in Bahia Acantilada, near Aisen in Chile’s XI Region. It follows on from successful Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) certification for its trout production last month.

The company had previously acquired 2 BAP certifications – one at its fish feed plant in Los Angels, and one for its processing plant on Chiloé Island. The latest certification means it has secured 3-star BAP status – helping to differentiate its products, particularly in North America.

The company has been farming rainbow trout and salmon (both Coho and Atlantic) since 1982, and its vertically integrated – with its own breeding programme, grow-out sites, processing facilities and transport fleet. It now aims to gain certification for its hatchery as well.

Nissui, which is promoting management based on corporate social responsibility from fiscal year 2016, has been addressing social agenda including preservation of marine environment, sustainability of marine resources as one of materiality. The Nissui Group passes current environment and resources onto the next generation respecting the bounty of the sea with gratitude and making efforts in developing technologies to use resource in sustainable manner in fishery and aquaculture business.