Key players in the Chilean aquaculture industry met on 18 August in Puerto Varas at the GLOBALG.A.P. TOUR 2015 stop organized by DNV GL, one of the world’s leading certification bodies, for a presentation of the new Version 5 of the GLOBALG.A.P. Aquaculture Standard and its impact on the aquaculture sector in the country. The new version, available since July 2015, incorporates new elements that focus on a more sustainable and socially responsible aquaculture.

Reporting on all GLOBALG.A.P. Certification activities in Latin America on behalf of the GLOBALG.A.P. Certification Body Committee, Jorge Ríos Alveal, Senior Consultant Food & Beverage at DNV said that more than 30 companies are certified under GLOBALG.A.P. in Chile and that “the national salmon industry exports over 98% of its products."

Read more...