Bakkafrost aims at being the market leading aquaculture farming company through a strict focus on raising a sustainable premium quality salmon with high emphasis on animal welfare and on preserving the surrounding environment. Thus, Bakkafrost has since 2014 – when it was announced that all sites should be ASC-certified in 2020 – been in the process of ASC-certifying its farming sites. This goal came a step closer in May 2017, when the farming site Funningsfjørður (A-71) was approved.
About the ASC standard
The ASC standard is considered as the most stringent in the aquaculture industry and outlines 7 main requirements regarding animal health, responsible use of feed, preservation of water resources, the natural environment and biodiversity. The standard also relates to social responsibility and legal compliance. See more on http://www.asc-aqua.org.
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, Kollafjørður 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.