Skuna Bay processor BAP certified

July 8, 2013, 7:53 am

Walcan Seafood, exclusive processors of Grieg Seafood’s Skuna Bay salmon, has gained Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certification.

Every salmon delivered to the marketplace is now BAP certified from the sea farms on Vancouver Island down to the processor.

“Our Craftsman Farmers have been tending our farms using Best Aquaculture Practices’ high standards since 2011 when our first four sites were certified followed by the remaining sea farms and now because of Walcan’s successful BAP certification, we are proud to say that every single salmon delivered to our customers is BAP certified from sea farm through to inspection, selection, preparation and packing,” said Dave Mergle, director of Skuna Bay Salmon.

To attain certification Walcan Seafood, which is based on Quadra Island, British Columbia and began in 1974 as a herring bait processor, was inspected by an independent and certified auditor to ensure it meets specific criteria and standards.

Skuna Bay Salmon is raised in the ocean using environmentally and socially responsible practices to help meet the growing global demand for sustainable and nutritious food sources.

“We have always said that we are committed to meeting and upholding Best Aquaculture Practices’ sustainability standards in all Skuna Bay salmon not only now, but in the future through ongoing certification,” said Mergle.

“Having our processor join us in this accomplishment by becoming themselves BAP certified is remarkable and demonstrates our commitment to the highest standards.”

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