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Acuinova Salmon Processing Plant Earns BAP Certification

24 July 2013

CHILE - Acuinova Chile joins Nova Austral and a number of other Pescanova Group seafood processing plants in receiving Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certification.

Acuinova Chile is located in Puerto Chacabuco-Aysen, Chile, in Region XI. The processing plant earned BAP certification on 15 July. Acuinova Chile produces more than 35,000 metric tons of Atlantic salmon annually.

The product is sold primarily to retail and foodservice customers in the European Union, North America, Japan, Russia, China, Southeast Asia and Latin America. The plant produces fresh and frozen salmon in a variety of product forms, including fillets, portions, blocks, H&G and whole fish.

Acuinova Chile said BAP certification provides further recognition of the high standards already achieved by the company and reaffirms its commitment to responsible salmon farming.

With the addition of the Acuinova and Nova Austral facilities and other processing plants, the BAP program has reached a milestone, surpassing the 600-facility mark. More than 600 processing plants, farms, feed mills and hatcheries are now BAP certified. That’s a net increase of more than 100 facilities since 30 November 2012, when 497 processing plants, farms, feed mills and hatcheries were BAP certified.

Additionally, the combined annual output from BAP-certified salmon processing plants now exceeds 400,000 metric tons. Currently, much of the growth within the BAP program is attributed to salmon.

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