Sri Lanka’s Oceanpick first in South Asia to earn certification for offshore farming

Mar 27, 2019 (LBO) – Oceanpick (Pvt) Ltd., has been awarded the Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certification, making Sri Lanka a pioneer in South Asia -and only the 34th country in the world- with a BAP-certified facility.

Oceanpick is South Asia’s first ever commercial-scale offshore oceanic farm for finfish, and is currently the only offshore aquaculture operation in Sri Lanka.

Utilising the pristine waters of the Indian Ocean off the northeast shores of Sri Lanka, the company’s facility rears its Barramundi in floating cages, offering the most ideal natural environment for the fish to grow.

Oceanpick was founded in 2011 with the aim of developing a highly sustainable system of responsible farming that produces premium quality seafood without compromising on taste or natural nutrients.

The company has since gone to great lengths to ensure that this model eliminates the pressure on wild stocks in and around the marine waters of the island, with the larger goal of revolutionising the way the world sources its fish.