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BAP Launches Video Featuring Gemso Tilapia Farm

The Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) program recently launched a new video featuring BAP-certified Acuicuola Gemso tilapia farm in Sonora, Mexico. The video stems from a partnership with the U.S. Soybean Export Council to increase awareness of responsible aquaculture, the BAP certification program and sustainable feed. Gemso obtained BAP certification in 2014, demonstrating its commitment to responsible and sustainable aquaculture practices. Gemso is a great example of a BAP-certified facility that not only uses responsible aquaculture practices but also has had a positive impact on its local community. Gemso is located in the mountains in Sonora, an extremely rural area where … READ MORE “BAP Launches Video Featuring Gemso Tilapia Farm”

BAP Addresses Aquaculture Misconceptions with Infographic

The Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) program recently launched a new infographic that addresses ten common aquaculture misconceptions. This is part of a campaign BAP is doing in partnership with the U.S. Soybean Export Council (USSEC) to educate consumers about responsible aquaculture, sustainable feed and the BAP program. Among the misconceptions addressed are what farmed fish are fed, how salmon gets its pink color, the use of antibiotics in fish farming, omega-3s in farmed vs. wild fish, and the “tilapia is unhealthier than bacon” myth that has circulated on social media. The infographic is available in both English and Spanish. To … READ MORE “BAP Addresses Aquaculture Misconceptions with Infographic”

First European Mussel Farm Earns BAP Certification

Offshore Shellfish Ltd., which operates the United Kingdom’s first large-scale, offshore rope-cultured mussel farm, recently obtained Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certification, the Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) announced in early September. It is the first mussel farm in Europe to earn this distinction. Offshore Shellfish is a family-run business that grows the native blue mussel offshore in the waters of Lyme Bay, South Devon. “We are very proud to have achieved the high standard required for BAP certification, and it is a testament to the dedicated and conscientious work of our crews at sea, the management team onshore and the environmental … READ MORE “First European Mussel Farm Earns BAP Certification”

Invitation: BAP Stakeholder Meeting & Luncheon

The Global Aquaculture Alliance’s (GAA) Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) division is holding a BAP Stakeholder Meeting & Luncheon at GAA’s GOAL 2018 conference in Guayaquil, Ecuador. The meeting and luncheon will take place at the opening of GOAL 2018 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 25. It is open to all stakeholders interested in learning more about the BAP third-party certification program. The gathering is held at GOAL every year to give stakeholders an opportunity to provide feedback on BAP and weigh in on the program’s latest developments. Among the topics that will be addressed are new … READ MORE “Invitation: BAP Stakeholder Meeting & Luncheon”

Yonghui Yunshang

GAA, Yonghui Yunshang Agree to Promote Responsible Aquaculture in China

The Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) is pleased to announce that it has inked a strategic agreement with Yonghui Fuping Yunshang Supply Chain Management Co. Ltd., one of China’s leading suppliers of fresh food to retail, whereby the two organizations will work closely together to promote responsible aquaculture and product originating from GAA’s Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certification program as well as to improve the transparency, safety and sustainability of the farmed seafood supply chain. As part of the agreement, Yonghui Yunshang will prioritize the procurement of product originating from BAP-certified processing plants, farms, hatcheries and feed mills as part of … READ MORE “GAA, Yonghui Yunshang Agree to Promote Responsible Aquaculture in China”

BAP Spotlight Story: Ram’s Assorted Cold Storage Ltd.

The Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) Program’s “Spotlight Stories” highlight BAP-certified facilities around the world and the stories of the people behind them. This Spotlight Story features Aditya Dash of Ram’s Assorted Cold Storage Ltd., a 3-star processing plant in India. What inspired you to become involved in the seafood industry? My father started his business career with two trawlers and went on to establish one of the leading seafood export companies in India. After I graduated from George Washington University in Washington D.C., there was a deep need to return home and utilize my acquired knowledge for the development of … READ MORE “BAP Spotlight Story: Ram’s Assorted Cold Storage Ltd.”

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One of the World’s Largest Aquaponics Facilities Lands BAP Certification

One of the world’s largest aquaponics facilities has attained Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certification, the Global Aquaculture Alliance announced in late August. It’s the first aquaponics facility in the BAP program as well as the first land-based, recirculating aquaculture system (RAS) raising Atlantic salmon and steelhead trout in the BAP program. Wisconsin-based Superior Fresh, which operates a 160,000-square-foot aquaponics facility (soon to expand to 300,000 square feet) on a 720-acre native restoration project in the rural community of Northfield, Wisc., just harvested its first fish on July 4 and will be able to produce around 160,000 pounds of Atlantic salmon … READ MORE “One of the World’s Largest Aquaponics Facilities Lands BAP Certification”