The Responsible Seafood Choice

Month: June 2015

Four-Star BAP Shrimp Is First For Latin America

Seajoy Group is Latin America’s first company qualified to offer four-star Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) shrimp for its operations in both Honduras and Nicaragua. Four-star BAP status denotes that the product originates from a BAP-certified processing plant, farm, hatchery and feed mill. It’s the highest such achievement in the BAP program. Seajoy became eligible to offer four-star BAP shrimp on confirmation that it sources feed from Cargill de Honduras S. de R. L. feed mill, which earned BAP certification in early June. Seajoy’s processing plant and all of its farms and hatcheries in Honduras and Nicaragua are BAP certified. “At Seajoy, we … READ MORE “Four-Star BAP Shrimp Is First For Latin America”

Ecuador To Host Next BAP Auditor Training Course

The Global Aquaculture Alliance’s Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) division invites new auditor candidates and returning auditors requiring refresher training to attend a BAP auditor training course in Guayaquil, Ecuador, from Sept. 27 to Oct. 3, 2015. Click here for the Spanish version of the press release. The course is also open to industry observers, including government officials, producers and other industry stakeholders who wish to learn more about the BAP certification standards and auditing process. The course will cover all of the BAP standards, including the seafood processing plant standards (new Issue 4); finfish and crustacean farm standards (includes land-based … READ MORE “Ecuador To Host Next BAP Auditor Training Course”

World’s Largest Rainbow Trout Producer Earns BAP Certification

Congratulations to Clear Springs Foods, Inc. All of the U.S.-based company’s domestic rainbow trout farms recently attained Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certification, the Global Aquaculture Alliance announced in early June. It’s the world’s first rainbow trout farms to earn BAP certification. Founded in 1966, Clear Springs Foods is the world’s largest freshwater rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) producer that uses raceways. It’s a vertically integrated company that proudly became employee owned in 2000. South Central Idaho is home to Clear Springs Foods and thousands of natural springs generated by the Snake River Plain Aquifer — an immense underground reservoir sustained through recharge from … READ MORE “World’s Largest Rainbow Trout Producer Earns BAP Certification”

BAP Plant Standards Strengthened With Issue 4 Release

The May release of the updated Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) standards for seafood processing and repacking plants will help protect program integrity due to the clearer and/or more rigorous treatment of drugs, supplier monitoring, social responsibility and multi-star traceability. As outlined in the Issue 4 processing plant standards, aquaculture drugs shall not be used unless they are approved by both the country of operation and the countries to which product is exported. Facilities are required to enforce this with their suppliers. There is also an additional clause requiring a risk analysis for drugs known to have been used or abused … READ MORE “BAP Plant Standards Strengthened With Issue 4 Release”

First Central American Feed Mills Earn BAP Certification

Congratulations to Cargill. Two of the company’s feed mills, Cargill de Honduras S. de R. L. and Cargill de Nicaragua S.A., recently earned Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certification. The two feed mills are the first feed mills in Central America as well as Cargill’s first feed mills to attain BAP certification. The only other BAP-certified feed mills in Central and South America are located in Chile. Companies sourcing from BAP-certified hatcheries, farms and processing plants can now source feed from one of the two Cargill feed mills and qualify to offer four-star BAP product. Four-star status is the highest such designation … READ MORE “First Central American Feed Mills Earn BAP Certification”