Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search


Gold Stars for King Salmon

10 April 2018

Media Statement

Gold Stars for King Salmon

The Global Aquaculture Alliance has awarded New Zealand King Salmon (NZKS) a fourth star for responsible aquaculture production.

It is the world’s first King salmon producer and the first salmon producer in Australasia to achieve four-star status. The accolade was awarded to NZKS following an audit of its major feed supplier, Skretting.

This means that NZKS will now offer four-star Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) salmon. “Put into restaurant terms, this is the equivalent of earning a Michelin star” says NZKS CEO and Managing Director Grant Rosewarne.

“New Zealand King Salmon is an ambitious company that never rests on its laurels and is constantly working to become even more economically, socially, and environmentally sustainable.”

Four-star is the highest designation in the BAP third-party certification program, indicating that a product originates from a BAP-certified feed mill, hatchery, seafarm and processing plant.

“We’re absolutely thrilled with this certification, because it further recognises more than 30 years of hard work and investment in growing the world’s best salmon,” Rosewarne says.

“It is also particularly pleasing to be the first King salmon producer in the world to receive the four-star certification. The aquaculture industry is a competitive one, but we’ve always been confident we are amongst the best and this is clear proof.

“Our business is showing impressive growth, with sales up by around 30 per cent year on year. We’re working hard to supply the increased demand from customers at home and in offshore markets such as the United States and Japan.

“We are focused on plans that will allow us to expand our operations while lifting environmental standards. This will enable a continued contribution to our local communities in the top of the South, as well as to New Zealand’s export successes.

“A certification like this confirms our leadership status in NZ’s maturing aquaculture industry.” ENDS

© Scoop Media

Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines


Land Report: Issues With Soil Degradation

An environmental report released today has found we are damaging and losing our soils and our native plants and animals. More>>


Water Quality Report: Cause For Optimism

National River Water Quality Trends released by Land, Air, Water Aotearoa (LAWA) this week, reveal that for all river water quality parameters monitored over a 10 year period, more sites were improving than deteriorating. More>>


IMF Report On NZ: Positive Economic Outlook

Minister of Finance Grant Robertson has welcomed the IMF’s Concluding Statement, released following its annual visit, which provides an independent assessment of the strength of the New Zealand economy. More>>


Retail Power Price: Review Panel Named

The Energy and Resources Minister Megan Woods has released the details of who will sit on an expert advisory panel which is tasked with leading a review into the price of electricity in New Zealand. More>>


Increasingly Disruptive Threats: Govt Cyber Security Refresh

Broadcasting, Communications and Digital Media Minister Clare Curran today announced a comprehensive refresh of New Zealand’s approach to cyber security. More>>


Regional Growth: Action Plan To Modernise Taranaki’s Economy

The Provincial Growth Fund (PGF) will invest up to $20 million to help future-proof the Taranaki region by diversifying its economy, creating additional jobs and leveraging off the strong base the region has established through its oil, gas and agricultural ... More>>


Winding Down Irrigation: Funding Ends For Crown Irrigation Investment

The Government has begun winding down public funding for large-scale irrigation through Crown Irrigation Investments Limited (CIIL), in line with the Coalition Agreement and the Confidence & Supply Agreement. More>>