The Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) is proud to announce that Tassal is the first salmon producer in Australia to achieve full Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certification at farm level.

The achievement of BAP certification recognises and measures Tassal’s efforts in food safety, social welfare, animal welfare, environmental and traceability aspects of the operations.

“We are extremely pleased to announce the certification of Tassal,” Peter Redmond, VP of Global Development for the GAA, said.

“Its commitment shows that the issue of responsibly farming aquaculture is not just a global or national issue, but a regional and local one.

“We applaud the actions taken by Tassal and welcome it to the growing number of retailers and suppliers sourcing and supplying BAP product for their consumers in the Australian market place.”

Tassal chief sustainability officer Linda Sams said this third party audit was an important outcome for the company.

“Tassal is the first salmon farm company in Australia to certify to BAP, which is an achievement in itself,” she said.

“The BAP audit covers everything from environmental management to workplace health and safety to human resources.

“And it is another example of what we are doing to externally certify our products to best practice measurement.

“Through this third party audit process, it confirms that we are doing what we say, which is important for our customers.”