The Spanish animal nutrition company Dibaq Group has become the first in continental Europe to attain the Global Seafood Alliance’s Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certification for one of its feed mills.
Located in Fuentepelayo, Spain, the facility manufactures aquaculture feed for a variety of seafood species including salmon, sturgeon, trout, bream bass, barramundi, sole, turbot, seriola, eel, olive flounder, tilapia, catfish and shrimp, as well as pet food in separate facilities.
Founded in the 1950s, family-owned Dibaq has been involved in the aquaculture and fish nutrition business since 1986. Today the company has a manufacturing capacity of 120,000 tonnes per year, selling its products in more than 40 countries across four continents.
“We are immensely happy to obtain BAP certification,” said José Luis Tejedor, managing director of Dibaq.
“At Dibaq we respond to the demands of our clients throughout the world and strengthen our firm commitment to high specialisation in fish nutrition and geographic diversification, delivering products of the highest quality and performance and being sustainable with the planet,” he said.
Currently there are almost 150 BAP-certified feed mills in 25 countries worldwide.