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Feed Mill Certification Lifts New Zealand King Salmon To Four-Star BAP

New Zealand King Salmon is now eligible to offer four-star Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) salmon following the certification of its largest feed supplier, Skretting, the Global Aquaculture Alliance announced in early April. Four stars is the highest designation in the BAP third-party certification program, indicating that a product originates from a BAP-certified processing plant, farm, hatchery and feed mill. New Zealand King Salmon is the world’s first king salmon company to earn the distinction. It’s also Australasia’s first salmon producer to offer four-star BAP salmon. The certification of Skretting’s feed mill in Tasmania came soon after New Zealand King Salmon … READ MORE “Feed Mill Certification Lifts New Zealand King Salmon To Four-Star BAP”

UNH Students Analyze BAP Supply Chain Data for Capstone Project

As part of their capstone project for the University of New Hampshire’s (UNH) Information Systems and Business Analytics (ISBA) program, five students are working to analyze data from the Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) supply chain transparency program. BAP collects production volume data from certified facilities and trading volumes from distributors and retailers around the globe for its supply chain transparency program. BAP has begun to analyze this data by looking at the declared supply chain relationships between companies, offering visibility into any retailer’s supply chain and that chain’s ability to deliver adequate volumes of product from BAP-certified facilities. The goal … READ MORE “UNH Students Analyze BAP Supply Chain Data for Capstone Project”

BAP’s supply chain transparency program

Consultants Sought to Assess Social Impact of BAP Certification

The Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) is pleased to announce a call for proposals to assess the social impact of the Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certification. Social accountability is a core pillar of the BAP third-party certification program and a critical component of responsible aquaculture production. To gain greater knowledge and understanding of what drives social change in aquaculture, GAA is calling for an independent team of consultants to evaluate the social impact of the BAP certification. The goal of the study is to better understand how BAP’s social and labor standards are applied and how they impact practices among seafood … READ MORE “Consultants Sought to Assess Social Impact of BAP Certification”

BAP Launches Supply Chain Transparency Video Tutorial

The Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) third-party certification program recently launched a video that walks BAP endorsers and suppliers through its supply chain transparency technology. More than 150 retailers, foodservice operators and seafood suppliers worldwide are publicly committed to sourcing seafood responsibly from BAP-certified facilities. As a BAP endorser, companies have access free of charge to BAP’s supply chain transparency technology, which provides them with visibility into their supply chains. The video launched this week walks users through the supply chain transparency technology used by BAP to display customer data. With this software, there are six tabs used to display a … READ MORE “BAP Launches Supply Chain Transparency Video Tutorial”

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BAP Milestone: 2,000th Aquaculture Facility Certified

  The industry-leading Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) third-party certification program has reached a milestone, surpassing the 2,000-facility mark. There are now more than 2,000 BAP-certified processing plants, farms, hatcheries and feed mills in 33 countries and six continents. Administered by the Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA), the BAP program is growing by leaps and bounds, more than doubling in size in the past two years, from about 700 facilities at the end of 2015 to 1,500-plus facilities by the end of 2016 to 1,850 facilities at the end of 2017. The BAP program officially hit the 2,000-facility mark during last week’s … READ MORE “BAP Milestone: 2,000th Aquaculture Facility Certified”

Scottish Salmon Company

Scottish Salmon Company First in Scotland to be Awarded BAP Certification

The Scottish Salmon Company is Scotland’s first salmon producer to be awarded Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certification for all its marine farm sites, which total 46, the Global Aquaculture Alliance announced in early March. “To be the first salmon producer in Scotland to be awarded BAP certification for all our marine sites is a true recognition of our exacting standards as well as our passion and commitment to producing premium quality Scottish salmon in a sustainable and responsible way,” said Craig Anderson, CEO of The Scottish Salmon Company. “Our focus is on developing a platform for sustainable business growth. With … READ MORE “Scottish Salmon Company First in Scotland to be Awarded BAP Certification”

Salmon Dog Treats Are First Pet Food Product to Carry BAP Label

The first pet food product to carry the blue Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) label will soon be rolled out at retail, the Global Aquaculture Alliance announced in early March. MacKnight Food Group’s Smoked Salmon & Sweet Potato Bites are produced at the company’s processing plant in Miami, Florida, USA, which obtained BAP-certification in October 2017 and is capable of producing four-star BAP salmon. Marketed under the Snif-Snax brand, Smoked Salmon & Sweet Potato Bites are among a number of dog treats produced by MacKnight, which launched Snif-Snax just this year. “We are honored to be able to work with BAP. … READ MORE “Salmon Dog Treats Are First Pet Food Product to Carry BAP Label”