Egersund Net and their seven service stations along the Norwegian coast have been approved and found in compliance with the GlobalG.A.P. standard. «Egersund Net will be a leader in sustainability, and this is an important step in the process,» says General Manager Glenn Mo.
Egersund Net, part of AKVA group, is one of the world's leading suppliers of nets and services to the aquaculture industry. Photo: AKVA group.
GlobalG.A.P. is the leading standard in sustainable and safe production of food, and aims for farmers and retailers to produce and market safe food to protect scarce resources and build a sustainable future.
Egersund Net has reviewed its management systems, processes and best practices against the requirements in the GlobalG.A.P. aquaculture standard.
«This is part of a continuous improvement process, and we do it for both ourselves and not least for our customers. The letter of compliance shows that the company puts welfare for employees, fish and respect for nature at the forefront,» says Mo.
Egersund Net has worked with the project for a long time. By partnering with the certification body Kolos Aqua, the company was able to meet the requirements.
«It was a demanding audit but with a good collaboration we succeeded and reached our targets,» says Mo.
The letter of compliance also benefits customers.
«Fish farmers are connected to markets where they can sell their safe and sustainably produced products. Consumers are told that the food they eat is produced in a sustainable and safe way, knowing that animal welfare and employee welfare is taken care of – as well as the respect for nature,» says Mo.
GlobalG.A.P.´s standards for aquaculture serve as a practical handbook for any aquaculture producer to ensure food safety, minimize the environmental impact of biodiversity, comply with animal health and welfare requirements set by the World Organization for Animal Health, and safeguard workers' health and safety.
Egersund Net is one of the world's leading suppliers of nets for aquaculture and delivers services to the aquaculture industry.
From left: Geir Henning Risholm (Service Manager, Egersund Net), Leif Roar Larsen (General Manager, Kolos Aqua), Frode Valand (HES- and Quality Manager, Egersund Net), Ole Johan Østebø (Land Based Manager, Kolos Aqua) Magnus Skretting (Sales and Marketing Manager, Kolos Aqua).