GSI farmers follow ASC principles to ensure salmon farming has minimal impact & uses resources responsibly.
The actions are:
Maintaining healthy fish
Minimizing impacts on the environment
Using resources responsible
Caring for employees
Working with local communities
Bakkafrost is a member of the Global Salmon Initiative (GSI), which is a leadership initiative established by leading CEOs from around the world who share a vision of providing a healthy and sustainable source of protein to feed a growing population, while minimizing their environmental footprint, and continuing to improve their social contribution.
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.