Best Aquaculture Practices

Month: February 2016

GAA Supports Thailand In Fight Against Labor Abuse

The Global Aquaculture Alliance commends Thailand for taking additional steps to prevent labor abuse in seafood supply chain. The Royal Thai Embassy in Washington, D.C., announced on Feb. 1 that progress has been made recently, zeroing in on three accomplishments: 1) Thailand’s Ministry of Labor Regulation’s prohibition on persons under 18 years old working in seafood processing plants went into effect on Jan. 14. 2) The Cabinet of Thailand on Dec. 29 approved the Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives Regulation on the Safety, Hygiene and Well-Being of Seaman, intending to improve working conditions aboard fishing vessels. 3) A coalition of … READ MORE “GAA Supports Thailand In Fight Against Labor Abuse”

MoU With Saudi Arabia Sets BAP As National Standard

The Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Saudi Aquaculture Society (SAS) in which the country’s aquaculture facilities will be required to earn Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certification. Pictured from left to right at the Jan. 27 MoU signing in Yanbu, Saudi  Arabia, are GAA President George Chamberlain, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Minister of Agriculture H.E Abdul Rahman bin Abdul Muhsen Al-Fadhly and SAS Chairman Engr. Ahmad R. Al-Ballaa. SAS and the Aquaculture Department of the Ministry of Agriculture for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (ADMA) understand that aquaculture can be expanded in Saudi … READ MORE “MoU With Saudi Arabia Sets BAP As National Standard”

Chilean Farms First To Complete Multi-Site Zone Cluster Program

Marine Harvest Chile has completed the Best Aquaculture Practices’ (BAP) new multi-site zone cluster program, resulting in nine of its salmon farm sites and two of its processing plants attaining BAP certification, the Global Aquaculture Alliance announced in early February. Thanks to the biosecurity measures implemented by Chile’s regulatory authorities, the BAP multi-site zone cluster program is an ideal fit for Chile’s salmon and mussel facilities. The program allows an applicant with multiple farm sites in a federally set zone, also known as a “barrio,” or neighborhood, to apply for BAP certification for more than one site at a time. In … READ MORE “Chilean Farms First To Complete Multi-Site Zone Cluster Program”