Statement of Non-Association with Whaling

The Faroe Islands have large areas of unspoiled nature, and Bakkafrost has farming sites and activities all around the islands. It is our responsibility to ensure a sustainable production and to minimize any negative impact that we could have on the environment and the wild life. Sustainability, quality and animal welfare is of the utmost importance for us, and we have great focus on each step in the process throughout our entire value chain. We have over the years implemented procedures to optimize and control all the different steps.

The traditional killing of whales occurs occasionally in the Faroe Islands. Whaling in the Faroe Islands is a community based, private activity, and is as such totally separated from the business activities of our fish farming industry.

Bakkafrost hereby declares that none our fish farming activities are associated with whaling. No boats or other assets owned by Bakkafrost are utilized in whaling activities, and our employees are not allowed to participate in whaling activities during their work hours.


Bakkafrost hereby declares that no whale meat is used in our feed. (See appendix A)


Questions regarding whaling in general in the Faroe Islands should be directed to the Government of the Faroe Islands, at www.government.fo. Information is also to be found at www.whaling.fo.

 

Regards,

Regin Jacobsen, Bakkafrost CEO

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Regin Jacobsen
CEO
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