Canadas First Full-Line Seafood Distributor Attains BAP Certification

17 July 2013, at 1:00am

CANADA - Albion Fisheries Ltd., Western Canadas largest seafood distributor, is the latest processing facility to earn Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certification from the Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA).

Albion’s 65,000-square-foot processing plant in Richmond, British Columbia, Canada, attained BAP certification on 12 July, becoming the first full-line seafood distributor in Canada to earn this distinction. The company processes a variety of seafood products at its facility, including Atlantic salmon.

"Albion is focused on continuous improvement, and BAP is another step in this very important journey," said John K. Milobar, president of Albion Fisheries.

"It allows our customers to feel confident that we have followed an audited protocol regarding food safety and traceability and should provide comfort in knowing their product has met all of the BAP standards."

Albion’s seafood products are sold primarily to retail and foodservice customers in British Columbia and Alberta. The company handles almost 2,000 SKUs of finfish and bivalve products. In addition to Atlantic salmon, it produces hand-peeled shrimp meat and crabmeat and is a secondary processor of Pacific salmon, halibut, sablefish and other species.