Faroese salmon producer becomes first on the islands to achieve four-star BAP rating

Editorial Staff

Hiddenfjord is the first salmon farming company in the Faroe Islands to attain a four-star certification.

Faroese salmon producer Hiddenfjord has a four-star Best Aquaculture Practice (BAP) rating following certification of its freshwater facility, Fútaklettur.

“In our interactions with business partners, the BAP accreditation emerges as a marker of excellence, epitomizing our dedication to premium salmon production,” said Óli Hansen, sales director at Hiddenfjord.

“Attaining our fourth star is not merely an accomplishment but a testament to our relentless pursuit of premium quality and sustainability. We look forward to sharing its implications with our customers, ensuring they benefit from our commitment to sustainable salmon farming.”

GSA CEO Wally Stevens presents Hiddenfjord Sales Director
Óli Hansen with the company’s BAP certificate at Seafood Expo North America.

Iain Shone, director of market development-Europe at certifier the Global Seafood Alliance hailed the achievement. “They committed to four-star from the outset, put a huge amount of work into this project and I know the whole team is really proud of their achievement. Well done!”

Family-owned salmon producer Hiddenfjord has roots dating back to 1887. In 2023, the company became the first salmon producer in the world to stop all distribution by air freight, reducing its CO2 emissions for overseas transportation by 94%.

‘Transporting food by air is simply unethical. Full stop.’

Best Aquaculture Practices is a third-party certification program developed by the Global Seafood Alliance, an international, nonprofit trade association headquartered in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, dedicated to advancing environmentally and socially responsible seafood practices through education, advocacy and third-party assurances.


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