Bakkafrost has full control and responsibility of all aspects of production including fish meal, fish oil and fish feed. This gives Bakkafrost competitive advantages and enables unique differentiation opportunities.
In November Bakkafrost announced that all the group´s salmon will be fed with feed produced from fish oil which is cleaned for environmental pollutants like PCBs and Dioxins.
PCBs and Dioxins can be detected in a lot of different foods. Limits for the content of these environmental pollutants are strictly regulated. Routine tests made by the Faroese Food- and Veterinary Authority show that the levels of these environmental pollutants in Faroe Islands Salmon are far below all assigned limits. However, by cleaning the fish oil in the feed Bakkafrost believes that it will differentiate Bakkafrost Salmon even more and strengthen its position as one of the healthiest farmed salmon in the marketplace.
Bakkafrost has already started feeding salmon with feed produced with cleaned fish oil. This salmon will be marketed in aprox. one year.
Bakkafrost does not use any antibiotics and only uses Non GMO feed. Bakkafrost Salmon is especially rich in Omega 3 and by cleaning the feed Bakkafrost Salmon will be even healthier.
Bakkafrost is the largest salmon farmer in the Faroe Islands. The Group is fully integrated from feed production to smolt, farming, VAP and sales. The Group has production of fishmeal, fish oil and salmon feed in Fuglafjørður. The Group has primary processing in Glyvrar and Vágur, and secondary processing (VAP) in Glyvrar. The Group operates sea farming in Norðoyggjar, Eysturoy, Streymoy and Suðuroy. The headquarter is located in Glyvrar, and the company has 820 fulltime employees.