BAP Auditor Training Focuses On Salmon in Ireland
BAP’s latest training course included a visit to a commercial salmon farm.
The Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) management group and Global Trust Certification, Ltd., an ISO certification body located in Ireland, jointly sponsored an auditor-training course in Dundalk, Ireland, in August.
A number of auditors participated in the six-day course, which covered auditor training for seafood processing plants, farms, hatcheries and feed mills based on the BAP standards developed by the Global Aquaculture Alliance. A main focus of the training course was the new BAP salmon farm standards. The course also included HACCP training provided by a qualified trainer from Global Trust. Following the course, auditors visited a modern salmon farm owned by Marine Harvest near Clare Island in County Mayo, Ireland. Instructors for the course included BAP program personnel William More, Betty More and Jeff Peterson. Bill Paterson, Cormac O’Sullivan and Jennifer Clinton represented Global Trust. The Ireland course was the second in a series of BAP auditor-training courses conducted in 2011.