Sustainable aquaculture is a key priority for BigFish.
We source our fish direct from a small number of suppliers, primarily in Scotland. We insist on high standards and make sure our they are focused on the efficient production of farmed salmon and sea trout with the absolute minimum impact on the environment and wild fish stocks. All our Scottish suppliers are members of the Scottish Salmon Producers Organisation (SSPO) and so required to participate in the Code of Good Practice for Scottish Finfish Aquaculture.
Our company is a certified supplier to the GlobalG.A.P. and Aquaculture Stewardship Council standards for sustainable aquaculture practice. Although at present we use only farmed species of fish, we are also a certified supplier to the MSC (Marine Stewardship Council) standard for wild caught fish. Our Organic salmon is certified to the high production standards of the Organic Food Federation.
About GGN (GlobalG.A.P.) salmon
In 2019 we were also the first UK seafood brand to commit to GlobalG.A.P. GGN certification for our standard (non-Organic) salmon. The GGN label stands for certified and responsible aquaculture, indicating that the fish has been produced to comply with the strict requirements of the international GLOBALG.A.P. aquaculture standard: food safety, environmental integrity, animal welfare and social responsibility. As we roll this out across BigFish products, it means you will be able to use a code on the pack to verify the certified source of the product online.
“As global populations continue to grow, aquaculture has important role to play in meeting demand for seafood whilst reducing the pressure on wild fish stocks. It also has a lower carbon impact than the farming of land animals.”