The Scottish Salmon Co. awarded BAP certification

The Scottish Salmon Company is the first salmon producer in the United Kingdom eligible for a two-star Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) in salmon-farming, with the certification of two of its processing plants.

The company’s processing plants are based at Marybank in Stornoway and at Loch Fyne in Cairndow.

Craig Anderson, CEO of The Scottish Salmon Company explains “Our processing facilities at Marybank and Cairndow are incredibly important to our operations. To be awarded a two-star certification just six months after our first BAP [certification] not only recognizes the commitment and expertise of our people, but also reinforces our exacting standards in producing the best quality Scottish salmon”.

SSC-Salmon farming site

Anderson continues to state that, “Developing a platform for responsible business growth continues to be a core priority as we look forward. These new BAP certifications will help strengthens our commitment and passion for Scottish provenance and quality and continue to drive our international export strategy.”

Furthermore, Mike Berthet, BAP market development manager for Europe, added, “This is a major milestone for BAP certification in Europe and in particular for the Scottish salmon-farming industry” .  “Not only does this reflect the importance that The Scottish Salmon Company places on producing nutritious aquaculture to BAP’s exacting standards but it also enables more retailers and foodservice operators around the world who subscribe to Global Sustainable Seafood Initiative (GSSI) within their sourcing policies, to add BAP Scottish salmon to their range.”

Moreover, The Scottish Salmon Company were recently awarded BAP certification for 46 of their marine farm sites.

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