Canada’s Northern Harvest Sea Farms Group is the world’s first salmon company to achieve four-star Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) status, denoting the company’s salmon processing plants, farm sites, hatcheries and feed mills are all BAP certified, the Global Aquaculture Alliance announced in December.
A four-star certification was achieved when Northern Harvest Smolt Limited in Stephenville, Newfoundland, earned BAP certification. It’s the first salmon hatchery to earn BAP certification since new BAP hatchery standards for finfish, crustaceans and mollusks were completed in September. (Previously, BAP hatchery standards existed only for shrimp.)
Founded in 1985 by the Ingalls family, Northern Harvest produces the finest marine farmed salmon in Atlantic Canada and is one of North America’s largest aquaculture companies, with salmon production levels in excess of 15,000 tons annually. Northern Harvest sells exclusively fresh never frozen salmon in the U.S. and Canadian markets.