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AUSTRALIA/CHILE - Salmon Companies Achieve BAP Certification

The Global Aquaculture Alliance congratulated salmon companies in Chile and Australia for achieving Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certification

December 13, 2012

The Global Aquaculture Alliance congratulated salmon companies in Chile and Australia for achieving Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certification.

Tassal Group Ltd.  became Australia’s first salmon-farming company to attain BAP certification. Tassal is Australia’s largest Atlantic salmon producer and marketer, operating hatcheries, farm sites and processing plants on Tasmania. Established in 1986, the company has been listed on the Australian Securities Exchange since 2003. Tassal produces fresh and frozen salmon fillets, smoked salmon and canned salmon for the wholesale and retail markets, with Woolworths and Coles supermarkets among its customers.

Congelados Pacifico S.A. Group became the world’s third salmon company - and the second salmon company in Chile - to achieve three-star Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certification.

The company’s Chillidque and Morrolobos salmon farm sites earned BAP certification this month, while its Congelados Pacifico processing plant in Talcahuano, Biobio, Chile, landed BAP certification in October. The company sources its feed from EWOS Chile Alimentos Ltda. in Coronel, Chile, which earned BAP certification in September.

Congelados Pacifico produces approximately 10,000 tons of Atlantic salmon per year. Fresh and frozen head-on and headed-and-gutted fillets and portions are among its product forms. The company also markets frozen hake and hoki.

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