Salmones Antartica S. A., member of the Nissui Group, acquired ASC certification in Salmon/Trout aquaculture

March 15, 2019

Nippon Suisan Kaisha, Ltd. (Nissui: President & CEO Akiyo Matono, Minato-ku, Tokyo) has announced that Salmones Antartica S. A. (SA: President Teru Tanaka, Chonchi, Isla de Chiloé, X Región, Chile), 100% subsidiary of Nissui, acquired ASC certification (ASC Standard: ASC Salmon Standard V1.1)*1 on March 5, 2019. This is 2nd ASC certification in the Nissui Group next to Kurose Suisan Co., Ltd., which acquired ASC certification in November 2017. Certified farming site is Sector 1 of Bahia Acantilada, Aisen XI Region.

SA acquired CoC Certification*2 at processing plant in the head office on March 4, 2019 as well to process and deliver ASC certified farmed fish.

SA has been operating Salmon and Trout farming since its foundation in 1982 and developing vertically integrated business from production of breed, farming, to processing and delivery of farmed fish, and built processing plant and cold storage in 1988 and fish feed plant in 2001.
Its Salmon/Trout and Coho Salmon are familiar to the market in the world as “Five Star” brand and sold through the Nissui Global Links network.

SA will continue making efforts in the development of sustainable aquaculture technologies with paying attention to sustainable use of resources, environment and society.

Nissui, which is promoting management based on CSR, has been addressing social agenda including preservation of marine environment, sustainability of marine resources as one of materiality. The Nissui Group passes current environment and resources onto the next generation respecting the bounty of the sea with gratitude and making efforts in developing technologies to use resource in sustainable manner in fishery and aquaculture business.

Corporate profile Salmones Antartica S. A.

Head Office
: Chonchi, Isla de Chiloé, X Región, Chile
Representative
: Teru Tanaka, President
Capital fund
: US$86,071,000
Shareholder
: 100% owned by Nippon Suisan America Latina S. A.
(100% owned by Nippon Suisan Kaisha, Ltd.)
Employees
: 1,402 as of the end of February 2019
Offices
: Head Office & Processing Plant: Chonchi, X Region
Los Angels Office: Los Angels, X111Region
Aisen Farming site: Aisen, XI Region
Business
: Aquaculture, processing and sales of Salmon species including Salmon/Trout
  • *1 ASC Certification
    This is to certify that the products are responsible farmed fish and aquaculture is operated in a sustainable manner paying adequate attention to natural environment and local community. The certificate is operated by Aquaculture Stewardship Council which was established by the support of World Wide Fund for Nature and The Sustainable Trade Initiative, Dutch organization promoting sustainable trade.
    This certification scheme is one of the social systems which complements the sustainable use of natural resources, reduces the environmental burden by aquaculture operations and supports the life of people in the local communities engaged in aquaculture business.
    Certified species include 15 species such as Buri Yellowtail, Salmon, Trout, Sea Bream, Tilapia, Pangasius, Shrimp, Shell fish, Abalone. 816 aquaculture sites in 36 countries in the world acquired this certification as of February 2019.
    Certification scheme for wild fish is operated by Marine Stewardship Council.
  • *2 CoC Certification
    This is the certification operated by Aquaculture Stewardship Council regarding Chain of Custody which represents the management of supply chain of the products and certify that certified farmed products are managed adequately without contamination of non-certified raw materials and false labeling in the course of production, processing and distribution of the products.

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