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Pure Salmon Poland receives ASC certificate


January 23, 2020
By Nestor Arellano


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Pure Salmon Poland announced that it was awarded a certificate for responsible farming by the Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC).

The company is co-owned by AquaMaof Aquaculture Technologies Ltd. and 8F Asset Management Pte. Ltd.’s private equity funds and operates as both a commercial business and as a research and development and training centre for AquaMaof and Pure Salmon.

The ASC is an independent non-profit organization and labeling organization that establishes protocol on farmed seafood while ensuring sustainable aquaculture. The body provides sustainable and responsible aquaculture producers with a stringent certification and labeling scheme which assures consumers that the seafood they are purchasing is sustainable for the environment and socially responsible.

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“We’re thrilled to announce that after a lengthy and successful audit we’ve received the ASC certification,” Eran Huppert, CEO of Pure Salmon Poland, said. “With environmental awareness growing among our clients and consumers, it was very important for us to obtain this certification to back our commitment to producing the highest-quality fish in the most responsible way.”

Pure Salmon Poland is one of the few fully-operational land-based commercial facilities, that consistently produce and market Atlantic Salmon of 4kg and above, according to a press release from the company. It is also the first of a series of facilities, which are being developed by Pure Salmon and 8F Asset Management.

Additional projects underway in Japan, France, America, China, South East Asia, and Africa.

The conglomerate aims to produce 260,000 tons of salmon per year. Its facilities use AquaMaof’s proprietary recirculating aquaculture system (RAS) technology and design.

AquaMaof is also currently using Pure Salmon Poland as an R&D centre, as well as a global training centre to train staff on operating and maintaining the AquaMaof technology.