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15 February 2021

Benchmark Genetics Chile granted GLOBALG.A.P. certification

Benchmark Genetics Chile has recently been granted with the GLOBALG.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.

Benchmark’s Curacalco site

The GLOBALG.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.

Pablo Mazo, General Manager, Benchmark Genetics Chile

“We are proud to have obtained the GLOBALG.AP certification, not only for having received confirmation of our good work in reference to the well-being of our 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.

“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”, adding “ 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 ”

Benchmark’s Ensenada site

For more information, please contact:
Pablo Mazo Traversi, Gerente General BGCL. Tel. +56 966750790 pablo.mazo@bmkgenetics.com