Tasmanian West Coast fishery Petuna Aquaculture has become the world’s first marine farming company to attain the Global Aquaculture Alliance’s Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certification for both salmon and trout.
Known globally as the international certification program for aquaculture practices, BAP accreditation is 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 all over the world.
Petuna CEO Mark Porter said the organisation was extremely proud of these achievements.
“Environmental and social responsibility is a key to our business and adding ocean trout to our already accredited Atlantic salmon demonstrates the continued hard work and dedication our team puts in, across every aspect of our business,” Mr Porter said.
“With only 15 per cent of aquaculture ventures worldwide receiving third party accreditation, we are proud to have Petuna recognised for our sustainability work in not only one but both our farmed species.”
Grown in Macquarie Harbour on the state’s West Coast, Petuna ocean trout and Atlantic salmon benefit from the unique currents of fresh water from the Franklin-Gordon Rivers, mixed with the salt water from the Great Southern Ocean.
Established in 1949 by Peter and Una Rockliff, Petuna employs over 270 full-time staff located in sites around Tasmania. Peter and Una have spent decades perfecting their artisan seafood produce.
Petuna ocean trout is a favourite among some of Australia’s finest chefs and has been the main ingredient in Tetsuya’s confit of Petuna ocean trout (pictured) for over 20 years.