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Number of BAP-Certified Facilities Tops 1,700

Number of BAP-Certified Facilities Tops 1,700

Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) added 273 new facilities to the third-party certification program through the first three-quarters of 2017, bringing the total number of BAP-certified aquaculture farms, processing plants, hatcheries and feed mills to 1,737 worldwide, the Global Aquaculture Alliance announced in mid-October. Of those 273 new facilities, 53 are processing plants, 172 are farms, 24 are hatcheries and 24 are feed mills. Shrimp farms (93) and salmon farms (53) represented the majority of the 172 farms added to the BAP program in the first nine months of 2017. That brings the total number of BAP-certified facilities to 392 processing … READ MORE “Number of BAP-Certified Facilities Tops 1,700”

Best Aquaculture Practices First Aquaculture Certification Scheme to Earn GSSI Recognition

The Global Aquaculture Alliance’s (GAA) Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) is the world’s first aquaculture certification program to be recognized by the Global Sustainable Seafood Initiative (GSSI), GAA and GSSI announced jointly on Oct. 4. The GSSI Steering Board has approved the recognition, determining that the two-star certification against the BAP Finfish and Crustacean Farm Standards and BAP Salmon Farm Standards are in alignment with all Essential Components of the GSSI Global Benchmark Tool, independently verifying alignment with the FAO Technical Guidelines on Aquaculture Certification. It was the seventh and final step in a process that began in December 2015 when … READ MORE “Best Aquaculture Practices First Aquaculture Certification Scheme to Earn GSSI Recognition”

Dan Fisk holding big barramundi

Barramundi: A Responsible Aquaculture Species Profile

Get to Know a Fish that Just About Everyone Likes   Barramundi is renowned for its great taste and suitability for tropical ocean farming. It offers compelling health benefits and one of the best sustainability profiles of any fish. This has earned barramundi its reputation as “the perfect fish for a changing world.” Barramundi is a delicious whitefish with a mild and buttery flavor. With its dense, meaty texture, it tastes like a cross between grouper and halibut. Best of all, it’s never “fishy.” Rich in heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids, the fish is a favorite amongst chefs and home cooks around … READ MORE “Barramundi: A Responsible Aquaculture Species Profile”

Yiguo.com and the Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) at a ceremony in Shanghai on Sept. 15, 2017, at which Yiguo.com announced it would begin working with GAA’s BAP third-party certification program.

Yiguo.com, GAA Sign MOU to Make BAP-Certified Seafood Available to Chinese Consumers

Yiguo.com and the Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) at a ceremony in Shanghai on Sept. 15, 2017, at which Yiguo.com announced it would begin working with GAA’s Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) third-party certification program. Yiguo.com, a leading China-based grocery food e-commerce platform, committed to including BAP in its seafood sourcing policy and preferentially sourcing seafood products that originate from BAP-certified facilities. That also means BAP-certified products and their providers can expedite the process to do business with Yiguo, and Yiguo’s customers will be able to purchase BAP-certified seafood from home and abroad. Yiguo.com and GAA … READ MORE “Yiguo.com, GAA Sign MOU to Make BAP-Certified Seafood Available to Chinese Consumers”

Seafood Twice a Week Starts at Breakfast: 3 Fish-Friendly Ideas for the Morning Meal

Seafood Twice a Week Starts at Breakfast: 3 Fish-Friendly Ideas for the Morning Meal

The 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend that we all consume at least two seafood meals a week. For pregnant and nursing women, that recommendation is even higher: two to three seafood meals a week. Seafood contains a powerhouse of nutrients including lean protein, antioxidants like selenium, and omega-3 fatty acids, which play a positive role in keeping our hearts, eyes and brains healthy. If achieving that twice-a-week seafood goal is a challenge or you’re at a loss for fish-friendly meal ideas, look no further than breakfast. Seafood in the morning is doable and delicious when you swap familiar morning favorites like oatmeal, toast … READ MORE “Seafood Twice a Week Starts at Breakfast: 3 Fish-Friendly Ideas for the Morning Meal”

BAP pillars of responsible aquaculture

Best Aquaculture Practices and the Four Pillars of Responsible Aquaculture

The Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) pillars of responsible aquaculture are the foundation of our certification program aquaculture standards—guiding all the work that we do within the seafood industry to keep it moving forward in a responsible and sustainable fashion.

Best Aquaculture Practices animation

Best Aquaculture Practices Launches ‘What is BAP?’ Animation

Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) invites all to explore its newest digital asset, a two-minute animation illustrating the BAP third-party certification program and its many attributes for aquaculture professionals and sustainable seafood enthusiasts. The animation was designed to provide answers to common questions about BAP and its role in the responsible aquaculture movement, including:   Where can you find BAP product? How does the BAP program work? Why choose BAP?   “We’re excited to harness the power of animation to globally educate people about what we’re doing to improve the aquaculture supply chain and inevitably grow the world’s supply of responsibly … READ MORE “Best Aquaculture Practices Launches ‘What is BAP?’ Animation”