Petuna Awarded Best Aquaculture Practice
Petuna has been awarded the Best Aquaculture Practice (BAP) certification, a standard that only the world’s most sustainable Salmon and Ocean Trout farms can attain.
The Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) assessed every aspect of Petuna’s operations including its environmental responsibility, community relations, employee safety, food safety, animal health and its care of wildlife, to ensure it is a world-class organisation.
“Environmental and social responsibility is a key to our business and will help us focus on improvements that make a real difference. The Best Aquaculture Practice Certification is a testament to all the hard work and dedication our team puts in across every aspect of the business” said Mark Porter, CEO of Petuna Aquaculture.
“With only 15 per cent of aquaculture ventures worldwide receiving third party accreditation, we are extremely proud to have Petuna recognised for our sustainability work” added Mark Porter.
Grown in the World Heritage listed Macquarie Harbour on the West Coast, Petuna Ocean Trout and Atlantic salmon come from the remote South-west coast of Tasmania, where the cool wilderness waters of the Franklin-Gordon Rivers collide with the salt water of the Great Southern Ocean.
The unique currents of fresh water, mixed with the salt water from the Great Southern Ocean in Macquarie Harbour, mimic the natural environment where Salmon and Ocean Trout thrive and grow, ensuring that Petuna can deliver the best quality fish around Australia from this pristine environment.
Best Aquaculture Practices is an international certification program based on achievable, science-based and continuously improved performance standards developed by the Global Aquaculture Alliance for the entire aquaculture supply chain, including farms, hatcheries, processing plants and feed mills. For more information on BAP, visit www.gaalliance.org/bap.