Sustainable aquaculture is a key priority for BigFish.
We source all our fish direct from a small number of suppliers, primarily in Scotland. We insist on the highest standards and that they focus on efficient production of farmed salmon and loch trout with minimum impact on the environment and wild fish stocks. In 2019, BigFish was the first UK seafood brand to commit to GlobalG.A.P. GGN certification for our standard (non-Organic) salmon. All Scottish suppliers are also members of the Scottish Salmon Producers Organisation (SSPO) and required to participate in the Code of Good Practice for Scottish Finfish Aquaculture.
Our company is a certified supplier within the GlobalG.A.P. and Aquaculture Stewardship Council standards for sustainable practice. Although we currently use only farmed species of fish, we are also have chain of custody certification under 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
The GGN label applies to all standard salmon products in the BigFish brand. It indicates 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 this rolls out across our BigFish range, a code on pack will allow users 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.”