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Best Aquaculture Practices, Organic, GFSI and Ocean Wise

October 2013

Best Aquaculture Practices Certification
Atlantic Aqua Farms is the first mussel farming company in the world to achieve the Best Aquaculture Practices Certification.

Best Aquaculture Practices is an international certification program based on achievable, science-based and continuously improved performance standards for the entire aquaculture supply chain, that assure healthful foods produced through environmentally and socially responsible means. Best Aquaculture Practices Certification is based on independent audits that evaluate compliance with the Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) standards developed by the Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA).

August 2013

Organic Certification
Atlantic Aqua Farms is pleased to announce that we are Certified to the Canadian Organic Aquaculture Standard, Certified by Global Trust.

Our farming sites and practices are Certified Organic. Our farming methods are as natural as you will find … no feed, no pesticides, no colorants, etc. are used in our mussel farming practices or processing facility.

July 2012

GFSI / SQF Certification
Atlantic Aqua Farms has successfully completed the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) certification process.

As industry leaders in the farming and processing of mussels, we constantly strive to maintain the highest industry standards of quality, food safety and customer service. In response to the market demand for a GFSI recognized scheme, we selected SQF 2000 Level 2 as the standard to have our factory audited against.

Ocean Wise
Canadian Cove rope-grown mussels are recommended as an Ocean Wise seafood choice under the Vancouver Aquarium’s Ocean Wise Program. Rope-grown mussels are rated as an excellent sustainable seafood option by Ocean Wise.

Ocean Wise is a Vancouver Aquarium conservation program created to educate and empower consumers about the issues surrounding sustainable seafood. Ocean Wise works directly with restaurants, markets, food services and suppliers ensuring that they have the most current scientific information regarding seafood and helping them make ocean-friendly buying decisions.

Our entire team at Atlantic Aqua Farms strives to produce the best quality mussels shipped to market every day and to be the consumer’s first choice for the highest quality mussels every time.

...We use several mussel suppliers but anytime we get customer complaints, we switch that customer to the Canadian Cove brand and all our problems go away!" Specialty Seafood Distributor