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GSSI Approves ‘Continued Recognition’ of BAP Finfish & Crustacean Farm Standards, Salmon Farm Standards

Global Sustainable Seafood Initiative (GSSI) on Oct. 28 announced that the Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certification program has been recommended for continued recognition for its Finfish & Crustacean Farm Standards (Issue 2.4) and its Salmon Farm Standards (Issue 2.3) following the completion of GSSI’s Monitoring of Continued Alignment procedure. As part of the MOCA procedure, the scheme provides an overview of any changes in its ownership, management or the standards themselves, and the report is reviewed by independent experts, who then make a recommendation on continued recognition of the scheme. For the BAP Finfish & Crustacean Farm Standards and BAP … READ MORE “GSSI Approves ‘Continued Recognition’ of BAP Finfish & Crustacean Farm Standards, Salmon Farm Standards”



BAP Shrimp Taco Boats Recipe

If you’re looking for a recipe that’s quick, healthy and delicious, look no further than these BAP shrimp taco boats! It’s an easy recipe you and your family are sure to love. Remember to look for the BAP-certified label when you’re buying your shrimp! Watch how it’s made:   Ingredients Shrimp: 2 teaspoons chili powder 2 teaspoons cumin ½ teaspoon garlic powder ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper 2 Tablespoons olive oil (separated) 1½ pounds BAP-certified raw shrimp, deveined & shelled   Salsa: 1 cup corn, (thawed if frozen) ½ red onion, diced 1 can black beans, drained and rinsed 1 cup … READ MORE “BAP Shrimp Taco Boats Recipe”



BAP Launches Redesigned Website

As part of a rebranding campaign, the Global Aquaculture Alliance on Oct. 16 launched a redesigned Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) website. The refreshed BAP site is more consumer-facing, peppered with messaging that better explains the depth and comprehensiveness of the industry-leading third-party aquaculture certification program. The new BAP site is anchored by the new BAP logo, unveiled on July 25 as the first step in a multi-step rebranding campaign that’s officially being rolled out this month with the launch of the redesigned BAP site. The rebranding campaign acknowledges the BAP program’s journey from an industry-facing solution to a publicly recognized … READ MORE “BAP Launches Redesigned Website”



Finger Lakes Fish’s LocalCoho™ Is World’s First RAS Coho Salmon Farm to be Awarded BAP

Congratulations to Finger Lakes Fish Inc., the world’s first recirculating aquaculture system (RAS) coho salmon farm to be awarded Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certification, the Global Aquaculture Alliance announced in early October. Finger Lakes Fish is raising coho salmon in a 43,000-square-foot land-based farm in Auburn, New York. The farm is new, hatching its first cohort of eggs in April 2018 and selling its first batch of fish in September 2019. The farm has a production capacity of approximately 400 metric tons. Currently, the coho are being sold as whole fish to foodservice outlets in the region and will be … READ MORE “Finger Lakes Fish’s LocalCoho™ Is World’s First RAS Coho Salmon Farm to be Awarded BAP”

Industry Veteran Hired to Represent BAP in Germany, Austria, Switzerland

Please join the Global Aquaculture Alliance in welcoming Dr. Thomas Wilke to the organization. Wilke is the newest member of the Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) market development team, representing the BAP third-party certification program in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Wilke has a background in quality assurance and hygiene in the food-production sector and since 2018 has owned and operated his own consultancy, Lab Service Consulting GmbH in Gütersloh, Germany, where he lives with his family. Previously, he acted as general manager of NSF Erdmann Analytics GmbH. He has also served as general manager and partner at Labor Institut Dr. Erdmann … READ MORE “Industry Veteran Hired to Represent BAP in Germany, Austria, Switzerland”



Salmon Producer Is First in Chile to Earn BAP Group Certification

Salmones Multiexport S.A. is Chile’s first salmon producer to earn Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certification under the two-year BAP group audit, which is designed specifically for salmon producers. In total, 14 farms attained certification. The BAP group audit for salmon producers was established in 2016 to reward companies with sophisticated, well-established quality management systems. Farms are held to the same requirements set forth in the BAP salmon farm standards, but the BAP group audit allows for fewer third-party audits, reducing costs while maintaining the integrity of the audit procedure. What’s different about the BAP group audit for salmon is that … READ MORE “Salmon Producer Is First in Chile to Earn BAP Group Certification”

BAP to Present at International Food Safety Conference for Latin America

Jeff Peterson, program integrity advisor for the Global Aquaculture Alliance’s Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) third-party certification program, is presenting at the International Food Safety Conference for Latin America in Guayaquil, Ecuador. Organized by NSF International and held at the Wyndham Hotel from Sept. 19 to 20, the event brings together food-safety experts from around the world, particularly Latin America, to discuss shared responsibilities and goals. This year’s theme is “Updating the Vision of Food Safety in an Evolving World.” This will be the seventh IFSC; the event has also been held in Chile, Brazil, Peru and Mexico. Peterson will give … READ MORE “BAP to Present at International Food Safety Conference for Latin America”