Skretting Feed Mill Is First In Norway To Earn BAP Certification
Skretting Norway is the first feed mill in the country to attain Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certification, the Global Seafood Alliance (GSA) has announced. Skretting is a global aquafeed company with fish and shrimp feed production on all major continents.
The Skretting AS feed mill located in Stavanger, Norway has met the requirements of the BAP feed standard which include strict sourcing requirements for both marine and terrestrial ingredients for all aquafeeds produced at the mill.
“This is BAP’s first certified feed mill in Norway, meaning that fish farms can now source from a BAP-certified mill in Norway and will be able to communicate to their customers accordingly that their feed is responsibly produced. Personally I am proud and happy about the BAP certificate and want to thank my colleagues for a well-executed and thorough audit so we can also deliver BAP-certified aquafeeds from Norway,” said Nina Flem, Quality Director at Skretting.
“Congratulations to Skretting on being the first in Norway, this is a really important step for a critical part of the aquaculture supply chain,” added Iain Shone, GSA’s director of market development for Europe.
BAP is the world’s most comprehensive third-party aquaculture certification program, with standards covering environmental responsibility, social responsibility, food safety, animal health and welfare and traceability. At the end of March, there were nearly 3,400 BAP-certified processing plants, farms, hatcheries and feed mills in 44 countries on six continents.
About Best Aquaculture Practices
Best Aquaculture Practices is a third-party certification program developed by the Global Seafood Alliance, an international, nonprofit trade association headquartered in Portsmouth, N.H., USA, dedicated to advancing environmentally and socially responsible seafood practices through education, advocacy and third-party assurances. Through the development of its Best Aquaculture Practices and Best Seafood Practices certification standards, GSA has become the leading standards-setting organization for seafood.
Skretting is the global leader in providing innovative and sustainable nutritional solutions for the aquaculture industry. Skretting has production facilities in 19 countries, and its 3,500 employees manufactures and delivers high quality feeds from hatching to harvest for more than 60 species. The head office is located in Stavanger, Norway, and Skretting has more than 250 employees in Norway.