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Public Input Sought on New Issue of BAP Hatchery Standard

Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) Hatchery Standard Issue 2.0 is now available for public comment, the Global Seafood Alliance announced on Sept. 8. The 60-day public comment period ends on Nov. 8. Issue 2.0 will replace Issue 1.0, which was initially adopted in September 2014. The standard applies to all aquaculture hatchery and nursery facilities for finfish, crustaceans and mollusks that produce eggs and/or juvenile aquatic animals for live transfer to other aquaculture facilities and to all species covered by the any BAP farm standards. Production facilities can be ponds or tanks on land with directed inflows and outflows of water, trays located … READ MORE “Public Input Sought on New Issue of BAP Hatchery Standard”

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With MoU, Fast-Growing Grilled Fish Takeaway Restaurant Chain in China Prioritizes BAP

Yexiao Food & Catering Management Co. Ltd., which owns and operates China’s Zhuge Legend grilled fish takeaway restaurant chain, is giving priority to seafood originating from Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP)-certified facilities as part of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) that the Qingdao-based company signed with the Global Aquaculture Alliance (now the Global Seafood Alliance) on Aug. 17. Yexiao Food & Catering’s endorsement of BAP — the world’s largest and most comprehensive third-party aquaculture certification program, with standards encompassing environmental responsibility, social accountability, animal health and welfare, and food safety — was driven primarily by BAP’s food-safety component, as concerns about food … READ MORE “With MoU, Fast-Growing Grilled Fish Takeaway Restaurant Chain in China Prioritizes BAP”

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CAWM West Coast Market Is China’s First Food Wholesaler to Endorse BAP

China Supply and Marketing Agricultural Production Wholesale Market Holding Co. Ltd., one of China’s leading wholesale food providers, has pledged to source seafood from Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP)-certified farms, processing plants, hatcheries and feed mills as part of an agreement that the Beijing-based company signed with the Global Seafood Alliance (GSA) in Qingdao on Aug. 7. Also referred to as CAWM West Coast Market, the company is China’s first wholesale food provider to endorse BAP, which is the world’s largest and most comprehensive third-party aquaculture certification program, with standards encompassing environmental responsibility, social accountability, food safety, and animal health and … READ MORE “CAWM West Coast Market Is China’s First Food Wholesaler to Endorse BAP”

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Japan’s Ishimitsu Commits To BAP Certification Program

Japanese food and beverage conglomerate S. Ishimitsu & Co. Ltd. has committed to sourcing seafood from Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP)-certified farms and processing plants, the Global Aquaculture Alliance (now the Global Seafood Alliance) announced in mid-August. Ishimitsu-Shoji is currently offering shrimp products with the BAP label.  “We pursue social value as well as economic value. In addition to contributing to local communities, we will utilize the technologies, wisdom and partnerships we have cultivated so far to solve social problems around the world. Expanding sales of BAP-certified products is the first step,” said Mr. Shinji Minami, who works in Ishimitsu’s seafood … READ MORE “Japan’s Ishimitsu Commits To BAP Certification Program”

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Jiangsu Province Farm Is World’s First BAP-Certified Topmouth Culter and Oriental River Prawn Farm

Add two more species of finfish and shellfish to the list of species represented by the industry-leading Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) third-party certification program. China’s Jiangsu Kuntai Agriculture Development Co. Ltd. has earned BAP certification for its farm producing topmouth culter (Culter alburnus) and Oriental river prawn (Macrobrachium nipponense), the Global Aquaculture Alliance announced on April 12. The farm is located in Jiangning district, Nanjing city, Jiangsu province. A ceremony was held on April 7 to celebrate the accomplishment. This is the second BAP-U.S. Soy Sustainability Assurance Protocol (SSAP) project supported by the U.S. Soybean Export Council and Fishery & … READ MORE “Jiangsu Province Farm Is World’s First BAP-Certified Topmouth Culter and Oriental River Prawn Farm”



BAP Releases New Version of Logo Use Requirements

The Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) program recently released a new version of the Logo Use Requirements document, which contains a few significant changes from the previous version. Moving forward, the star-status logo will no longer be required to use the BAP logo on pack. Producers and endorsers will still be able to use the star-status logo to highlight that the product is part of a multi-star production chain and the added assurances that come with each facility in the production chain attaining BAP certification. We recognize that there was a need for additional options as our endorsers, and producers have … READ MORE “BAP Releases New Version of Logo Use Requirements”



Mollusk Farm Standard Issue 1.1 Now Mandatory

The Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) Mollusk Farm Standard Issue 1.1, which replaces Issue 1.0, is now mandatory for all new and recertifying producers. The most significant changes made to Issue 1.1 are as follows: ° The scope of the BAP Mollusk Farm Standard has changed, removing “fed” species of mollusks (such as whelks and abalone), which will now be covered in the new BAP Farm Standard. ° The scope of the BAP Mollusk Farm Standard now also includes extensively farmed sea cucumbers (Holothurian echinoderms). ° The scope of the BAP Mollusk Farm Standard does not include intensive land-based or floating … READ MORE “Mollusk Farm Standard Issue 1.1 Now Mandatory”