Norwegian Salmon Farm Gains Sustainable Certification

Norwegian Salmon Farm Gains Sustainable Certification

Kvarøy Fiskeoppdrett, or Kvarøy Arctic as it is known in the United States, has gained the much-coveted Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certification in honor of its sustainable practices at two of its farm sites, Movikodden and Selsøyvær. 
———————————-
Commitment To Sustainability 
———————————-
Based on Kvarøy Island, Norway, Kvarøy Arctic is an ocean net pen producer | Learn more on Commonshare | committed to sustainability. The company is planning to pursue BAP certification for its remaining three farm sites and its processing plant, hatchery, and feed mill. 
If Kvarøy Arctic succeeds, it will have four-star status under the BAP program. As Kvarøy Arctic CEO Alf-Gøran Knutsen explained, the company is in the process of the review for the 4-star rating. 
“This is an important first step for our company to demonstrate our commitment to the highest sustainability standards,” Knutsen says, “and an example that we hope our peers in Norway will follow.”
—————————
Expansion In The U.S. 
—————————
Kvarøy Arctic recently launched both a Salmon Dog and a Salmon Burger line in the United States, where they are carried by FultonFishMarket.com and select Whole Foods Market stores. 
The company also produces whole fish, fillets, portions, frozen fish, and other goods available at regional distributors throughout the U.S. 
The company is also promoting awareness of sustainable aquaculture | Learn more on Commonshare | for students, with the launch of a Kvarøy Kids site. 

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *