The Responsible Seafood Choice

Month: February 2015

Vietnam’s NTSF Seafoods First To Offer Three-Star Pangasius

Vietnam’s NTSF Seafoods Group is the world’s first company to offer three-star Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) Pangasius, the Global Aquaculture Alliance announced in late April. Greenfeed Vietnam Corp.’s feed mill, from which NTSF Seafoods sources its feed, earned BAP certification last month. The company’s NTSF Seafoods JSC processing plant and Tan Loc Farm Zone farm had already earned BAP certification late last year. The addition of the feed mill allows NTSF Seafoods to offer three-star Pangasius. Located in Thot Not district, Can Tho City, Vietnam, NTSF Seafoods processes approximately 2,000 metric tons of Pangasius annually. The company’s Pangasius products are … READ MORE “Vietnam’s NTSF Seafoods First To Offer Three-Star Pangasius”

World’s Second Mussel Farm Earns BAP Certification

January, 2015 Prince Edward Aqua Farms Group — a fully integrated mollusk farming and processing company in Prince Edward Island, Canada — is the world’s second mussel farm to attain Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certification since the completion of the BAP mussel farm standards in August 2014, the Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) announced in late January. The company’s mussel farm sites in New London Bay, Malpeque Bay, Hillsborough Bay and Cardigan Bay earned BAP certification on Jan. 8. Prince Edward Aqua Farms Group’s rope-grown blue mussels are marketed under the Island Gold brand and sold at retail and foodservice outlets … READ MORE “World’s Second Mussel Farm Earns BAP Certification”

Newfoundland Mussel Processing Plant Earns BAP Certification

April, 2014 Green Seafoods Ltd.’s mussel processing plant in Newfoundland, Canada, has earned Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certification, the Global Aquaculture Alliance announced in early April. Located in Winterton, on Trinity Bay in southeastern Newfoundland, the facility attained BAP certification on March 31. The facility is a primary and secondary mussel processing plant, producing a wide range of value-added ready-to-eat blue mussel products. It is the first mussel processing plant that does both primary and secondary processing to earn BAP certification. The company’s cooked frozen mussels are marketed to retail and foodservice customers worldwide under the Green Seafoods Ltd., High … READ MORE “Newfoundland Mussel Processing Plant Earns BAP Certification”

First Mussel Processing Plant Attains BAP Certification

January, 2014 Norlantic Processors Ltd.’s mussel processing plant in Newfoundland, Canada, is the first mussel processing plant to attain Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certification, the Global Aquaculture Alliance announced in early January. The facility, located in Pleasantview, on Notre Dame Bay in northeast Newfoundland, attained BAP certification in late November. Along with its processing plant, Norlantic Processors operates three mussel farm sites totaling 728 hectares and is looking at pursuing BAP certification for its mussel farms in the future. The vertically integrated company produces around 1 million pounds (453,600 kilograms) of blue mussels annually, with plans on increasing production in … READ MORE “First Mussel Processing Plant Attains BAP Certification”

First Mussel Farm Earns BAP Certification

October, 2013 Atlantic Aqua Farms—a fully integrated, rope-cultured mussel farming and processing company based in Prince Edward Island, Canada—is the first mussel farm in the world to attain Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certification since the completion of the BAP mussel farm standards in August, the Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) announced in late October. All of the company’s PEI mussel farm sites earned BAP certification on Oct. 14. “We were thrilled to work with the Global Aquaculture Alliance to be the first-ever mussel farm to be BAP certified,” said Terry Ennis, president and CEO of Atlantic Aqua Farms. “As industry leaders … READ MORE “First Mussel Farm Earns BAP Certification”

Largest U.S. Catfish Processor Earns BAP Certification For Live Fish Plant

November, 2013 Heartland Catfish Co.—the United States’ largest catfish farming and processing company—has attained Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certification for its Mississippi processing plant, the Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) announced in mid-November. The Itta Bena, Mississippi, plant processes live catfish. Heartland Catfish processes 60 million to 75 million pounds (27 million to 34 million kilograms) of live fish per year from farms located in Mississippi, Alabama and Arkansas. In August, the company’s Greensboro, Alabama, plant, which has been repurposed into a repacking plant, earned re-certification; the plant was first certified in 2010. Approximately 15% of the company’s finished product is … READ MORE “Largest U.S. Catfish Processor Earns BAP Certification For Live Fish Plant”

First Middle East Aquaculture Operation Earns BAP Certification

January, 2015 National Aquaculture Group (NAQUA) is the Middle East’s first company to earn Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certification, the Global Aquaculture Alliance announced in mid-January. It’s also one of only 15 companies worldwide to attain four-star BAP status, denoting that its processing plants, farms, hatcheries and feed mills are all BAP certified. NAQUA is based in Al Laith, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The company’s processing plant, shrimp farm, barramundi farm, shrimp hatchery and shrimp and barramundi feed mill all earned BAP certification. NAQUA is now qualified to offer four-star BAP shrimp and three-star BAP barramundi. It’s the world’s first … READ MORE “First Middle East Aquaculture Operation Earns BAP Certification”