First mussel farm BAP certified
Atlantic Aqua Farms is the first mussel farm to be BAP certified since the completion of the new BAP mussel farm standards
Atlantic Aqua Farms, based in Prince Edward Island, Canada, has become the world’s first mussel farm to receive Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certification since the completion of the mussel farm standards in August.
The fully integrated, rope-cultured mussel farming and processing company was awarded the certification by the Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) in late October.
“We were thrilled to work with the GAA to be the first-ever mussel farm to be BAP certified,” said Terry Ennis, president and CEO, Atlantic Aqua Farms.
“As industry leaders in the farming and processing of mussels, we constantly strive to maintain the highest industry standards of environmental stewardship, quality, food safety and customer service,” he added.
Set up in 1989, Atlantic Aqua Farms is North America’s largest rope-grown mussel farming and processing company.
Its products are marketed to retail and foodservice customers across North America under the Canadian Cove brand.
A range of products are available including fresh mussel packs, frozen mussel packs and high-oxygen tray packs.
The new BAP mussel farm standards cover all production systems for mussels including cultivation on the seabed or on poles, and suspended cultures such as long-line culture and raft-and-rack culture.
They also cover various mussel species including blue mussels, Mediterranean mussels, Chilean mussels, New Zealand Greenshell mussels and Asian green mussels.
GAA says the new standards represent a key advancement for the BAP programme as they will be used as a template for broader mollusc farm standards that cover clams, oysters, scallops and abalone.
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