Harvested in Washington's Columbia River, Steelhead Trout is the salmon lovers' alternative fish. Steelhead is so much like salmon in color, taste, and texture that it's sometimes very difficult to tell the difference.
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PORTLAND, Ore. – April 29, 2013 – The Pacific Seafood Group, a family owned seafood company based in Portland, Ore., is pleased to announce that their Pacific Aquaculture Steelhead Farm on the Columbia River in Washington State has received Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certification. This is the first and only Salmon/Steelhead farm to be BAP certified in the U.S.
The Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) standards address environmental and social responsibility, animal welfare, food safety and traceability in a voluntary certification program for aquaculture facilities. BAP certification defines the most important elements of responsible aquaculture and provides quantitative guidelines by which to evaluate adherence to those practices.