Global environmental recognition for Humpty Doo Barramundi

Humpty Doo Barramundi has achieved Best Aquaculture Practices certification, a globally recognised certification that rewards socially responsible, environmentally sustainable aquaculture operations.

The award was announced by Chief Minister Michael Gunner in Canberra yesterday while attending the Facing North event at Parliament House.

Best Aquaculture Practices, or BAP, is recognised globally as a symbol of high standards of environmental responsibility, social responsibility, food safety, animal welfare and traceability.

 As a BAP facility, HDB can give assurance that we have a high standard of responsible aquaculture practices through BAP’s comprehensive third-party audited procedures.”

Consumers increasingly request that their food is responsibly produced. They want to know that the fish they are eating is safe to eat, has been treated well, and the people work under fair conditions.   BAP certification is valued by retailers around the world because of its high standards and holistic approach to the health of the environment, the fish and the consumer.

Retailers and the food service industry increasingly require third-party assurance that the seafood they’re purchasing is safe and responsibly produced.

“Sustainability is a core value at Humpty Doo Barramundi. We were one of the first barramundi farms in Australia to be certified under the Australian Sustainable Barramundi Certification program when it was introduced in 2014.”

 Our water treatment and reuse minimises impact on our surrounding environment. We also source our fish feed from Ridley, as their MarineFloat barramundi feed is Global Gap and FeedSafe accredited.”

For more information about Best Aquaculture Practices visit www.bapcertification.org