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Benchmark Genetics Chile granted GLOBAL G.A.P. certification

Benchmark Genetics Chile has recently been granted with the GLOBAL G.A.P. Standard certification (Integrated Farm Assurance and Aquaculture Module version 5.2 and also GRASP) for its two production units in Ensenada and Curacalco.

The GLOBAL G.A.P. standard for Aquaculture establishes criteria for legal compliance, food safety, health and safety of workers, animal welfare, as well as environmental and ecological care, and sustainability in production processes.
“We are proud to have obtained the GLOBAL G.A.P. certification, not only for having received confirmation of our good work in reference to the well-being of our human team, our fish, our facilities, sustainability, and the environment but also for having achieved it in the exceptional conditions of the current pandemic and the limitations that these entail.” - says Pablo Mazo, General Manager of Benchmark Genetics Chile.

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Benchmark Genetics Chile's biosecure land-based broodstock and incubation site Ensenada.

“We are aware of the significant value this type of certification has in the global aquaculture industry. This recognition certifies the good quality of our operations in Chile, aligned not only with the international standards of the industry, but also Benchmark’s operational standards around the world. This recognition further supports our objective to be a robust alternative in the supply range of ova with high-quality genetics for the salmon industry in our country.” - concludes Mazo.

Jan-Emil Johannessen, Head of Benchmark Genetics commented: “Benchmark’s mission is to drive sustainability in aquaculture by delivering products and solutions that improve sustainability for aquaculture producers through better health, yield, and animal welfare.”

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"Receiving this type of certifications confirms the right path towards our objective of constant improvement in quality and sustainability, as well as human, animal and environmental well-being." Jan-Emil Johannessen, ​Head of Benchmark Genetics
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Benchmark Genetics freshwater family production in Curacalco, Chile.

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