Chilean Salmon Company Achieves Three-Star BAP Certification17 December 2012
CHILE - The Global Aquaculture Alliance congratulates Congelados Pacifico S.A. Group for becoming the world’s third salmon company - and the second salmon company in Chile - to achieve three-star Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certification.
The company’s Chillidque and Morrolobos salmon farm sites earned BAP certification this month, while its Congelados Pacifico processing plant in Talcahuano, Biobio, Chile, landed BAP certification in October. The company sources its feed from EWOS Chile Alimentos Ltda. in Coronel, Chile, which earned BAP certification in September.
Congelados Pacifico produces approximately 10,000 tons of Atlantic salmon per year. Fresh and frozen head-on and headed-and-gutted fillets and portions are among its product forms. The company also markets frozen hake and hoki.
“This is a huge step for us. We have gone beyond market requirements to confirm our commitment with responsible aquaculture practices and to ensure that our salmon is farm raised in an environmentally and socially responsible way. We are one of the leading companies in this matter and are extremely proud of it,” said Angelo Pagliotti, VP of The Great Fish Company.
Founded in 1980, Congelados Pacifico has been in the salmon business since 2000. Along with the Colorado Boxed Beef Company, Congelados Pacifico established The Great Fish Company in Cumming, Georgia, USA, in 2000 to market its products in the North American market.
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