The Responsible Seafood Choice

Month: March 2015

True North Salmon Now Offering BAP, Three-Star Certified Salmon

February, 2014 True North salmon from Atlantic Canada and Maine is now certified to the Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) standards, allowing the company to offer three-star salmon. True North salmon is produced by Cooke Aquaculture Inc. — North America’s largest vertically integrated, independent salmon-farming company. Cooke has attained three-star BAP certification for its processing operations, its Northeast Nutrition Inc. feed mill and several salmon farm sites — with plans to add more farm sites, the Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) has announced. The company will apply for four-star certification once GAA has finalized its BAP hatchery and nursery standards later this … READ MORE “True North Salmon Now Offering BAP, Three-Star Certified Salmon”

Mainstream Canada, Skuna Bay Approved To Offer Three-Star Salmon

October, 2013 EWOS Canada Ltd.’s Surrey, British Columbia, feed mill has obtained Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certification, allowing Mainstream Canada and Skuna Bay Vancouver Island Craft Raised Salmon to be among the salmon suppliers that offer three-star salmon, the Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) announced in late October. EWOS Canada is the exclusive provider of feed to both Mainstream Canada and Skuna Bay Salmon. With the certification of EWOS Canada’s Surrey feed mill, Skuna Bay Salmon can now claim that every single fish it offers is from a BAP-certified facility. Walcan Seafood, the exclusive processor of Skuna Bay Vancouver Island Craft … READ MORE “Mainstream Canada, Skuna Bay Approved To Offer Three-Star Salmon”

Australia’s First Processing Plant Earns BAP Certification

August, 2013 Tassal Group Ltd.’s Dover, Tasmania, salmon processing plant is Australia’s first processing plant to attain Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certification and the country’s first company approved to offer two-star salmon, the Global Aquaculture Alliance announced in early August. The facility received BAP certification on July 30. Tassal was Australia’s first company to earn BAP certification in December 2012, with the certification of its first two salmon farm sites. Since then, 13 of the company’s farm sites have received BAP certification, bringing the total to 15 farm sites across six regions in the state of Tasmania. “Taking the next … READ MORE “Australia’s First Processing Plant Earns BAP Certification”

Acuinova Chile Earns BAP Certification

July, 2013 The Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) in late July congratulated Acuinova Chile S.A. for achieving Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certification. Acuinova Chile joins Nova Austral and a number of other Pescanova Group seafood processing plants in receiving BAP certification. Nova Austral’s salmon processing plant in Porvenir, Chile, earned BAP certification late last month. Acuinova Chile is located in Puerto Chacabuco-Aysen, Chile, in Region XI. The processing plant earned BAP certification on July 15. Acuinova Chile produces more than 35,000 metric tons of Atlantic salmon annually. The product is sold primarily to retail and foodservice customers in the European Union, … READ MORE “Acuinova Chile Earns BAP Certification”

BAP Celebrates Second Anniversary Of Tilapia Certification

December, 2010 As the year 2011 begins, the Best Aquaculture Practices program will celebrate the second anniversary of the first tilapia farm certified to the BAP standards. Elite Aquaculture Co., Ltd., a large, vertically integrated farm located in Guangxi Province in southeastern China, was initially certified in January of 2009. It now produces 6,000 metric tons of tilapia a year, largely in cages on the man-made Xiaojiang Reservoir. “We salute Elite Aquaculture for its pioneering attitude and continued efforts as a responsible tilapia producer,” said George Chamberlain, president of the Global Aquaculture Alliance. GAA, the leading standards-setting organization for farmed … READ MORE “BAP Celebrates Second Anniversary Of Tilapia Certification”