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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 Seafood … 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”

BAP Lima Auditor Training Course

Two BAP Auditor Training Courses Added to 2018 Schedule

The Global Aquaculture Alliance’s (GAA) Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) division in early March announced the addition of two BAP auditor training courses to the 2018 schedule. The first course will be held at GAA’s new headquarters in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, from June 24 to 30, and the second course will be held at the Marriott Courtyard Bali Nusa Dua Resort in Bali, Indonesia, from Oct. 21 to 27. New auditor candidates and existing auditors requiring refresher training are welcome to attend both courses. The course is also open to industry observers, including government officials, producers and other industry stakeholders who … READ MORE “Two BAP Auditor Training Courses Added to 2018 Schedule”

BAP Chain of Custody

BAP’s Chain-of-Custody Traceability Process Explained

Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) has a chain-of-custody traceability process that’s an integral part of the industry-leading third-party certification program. What is a seafood chain of custody? Chain-of-custody traceability is the way standards certify how seafood products pass through the various stages of a supply chain — from harvest of the resource to production and distribution of the finished product. Why is it important? As the global demand for sustainable seafood grows, so does the need to know that the product was responsibly produced. The international seafood supply chain is complex, and mislabeling of inferior products can occur. Having proper chain-of-custody … READ MORE “BAP’s Chain-of-Custody Traceability Process Explained”

SeaPak Jumbo Coconut Shrimp

New SeaPak Packaging Design Features BAP Label

The Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) label is prominently displayed in the new packaging design for SeaPak Shrimp & Seafood Co. that was rolled out early this month. The redesigned packaging, which is beginning to hit retail shelves in North America, features the BAP label on the front of packaging, just underneath the product name, on popular items such as Shrimp Scampi, Jumbo Coconut Shrimp, Tempura Shrimp and Popcorn Shrimp. SeaPak retained Voicebox Creative to redesign 30-plus product SKUs as well as the SeaPak logo to better align the brand with its message. Says Voicebox, “The refined look stays true to SeaPak’s … READ MORE “New SeaPak Packaging Design Features BAP Label”

Bantry Bay Mussels BAP

Impressive January Sees 79 New BAP-Certified Facilities

Seventy-nine new processing plants, farms, hatcheries and feed mills worldwide attained Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certification in January, the Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) has announced. For the industry-leading BAP program, that’s the second highest monthly total to date, after November 2017’s total of 86 new facilities. January’s near-record sum comes as the number of BAP-certified facilities inches toward the 2,000-facility milestone, reaching 1,898 at the end of the month. Furthermore, of these facilities, 1,203 are farms, 398 are processing plants, 194 are hatcheries and 103 are feed mills. BAP-certified facilities also represent 32 countries and six continents. The BAP certification … READ MORE “Impressive January Sees 79 New BAP-Certified Facilities”