Ōra King salmon has once again shown it’s the premium choice for Kiwi chefs, receiving a four-star rating from the Global Aquaculture Alliance.
The rating is the highest possible designation for responsible aquaculture production and means Ōra King is the first in the world to offer four-star Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) King salmon to the food service market.
“Put into restaurant terms, this is the equivalent of earning a Michelin star” says New Zealand King Salmon CEO and Managing Director Grant Rosewarne.
“At Ōra King, we’ve always prided ourselves on supplying chefs with the finest quality King salmon that’s produced in a responsible and sustainable way, so we’re thrilled to have received this certification from the Global Aquaculture Alliance.
“We’ve invested heavily over the years into growing the best King salmon for the food service industry, and we’re constantly working on being even more environmentally sustainable, because we know that’s what our customers demand,” he says.
“It’s particularly pleasing to be the first in the world to be able to supply four-star BAP King salmon. We’ve always been confident Ōra King salmon is amongst the best there is and this accolade is clear proof of that.”
The accolade comes following an audit of New Zealand King Salmon’s major feed supplier, Skretting, and provides independent verification that the company’s flagship food brands have originated from a BAP-certified feed mill, hatchery, sea farm and processing plant.
A division of the Global Aquaculture Alliance, Best Aquaculture Practices is an international certification program based on achievable, science-based and continuously improved performance standards for the entire aquaculture supply chain — farms, hatcheries, processing plants and feed mills — that assure healthful foods produced through environmentally and socially responsible means. BAP certification is based on independent audits that evaluate compliance with the BAP standards owned by the Global Aquaculture Alliance.