In accordance with the high demands of the markets where Chilean salmon is present and also the internal policy of continuous improvement and compliance with regulatory procedures, companies in the sector have been certified in keeping with various private standards – a threefold objective of complying with quality standards, improving sustainability, and strongly positioning Chilean salmon.
Regulatory certifications are voluntary yet often required by customers in the destination markets. As such, they help to standardize and improve the production and processing systems of the salmon, implying improvements in matters of production and also in other aspects, such as environmental and health sustainability and workers’ safety conditions. The scope of certification covers everything from the production of eggs to salmon processing plants. Within the diversity of certifications, three of great applicability for the markets stand out: ASC (Aquaculture Stewardship Council), BAP (Best Aquaculture Practices) and GAP (GLOBAL GAP).