The Responsible Seafood Choice

Month: April 2016

BAP Auditor Training Course Set for Bangkok in June

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 Bangkok, Thailand, from June 19 to 25. 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. And, for the first time, the course will offer participants the opportunity to receive a Seafood HACCP Course Training Certificate authorized by the Seafood HACCP Alliance. The course will cover all of the BAP seafood processing plant … READ MORE “BAP Auditor Training Course Set for Bangkok in June”

CNA Coordinating Donations for Earthquake Victims

The Global Aquaculture Alliance’s thoughts and prayers are with the people of Ecuador following Saturday’s devastating earthquake. We’d like to express our condolences to those in the aquaculture community who have been affected by this tragedy, as they attend to their family, friends and businesses. It’s at times like these that the global aquaculture community must stand together and do everything in its power to help the people of Ecuador through this tragedy. Cámara Nacional de Acuacultura (CNA), Ecuador’s national aquaculture chamber, is collecting bottled water, non-perishable food, clothes, medicine and other items at its Guayaquil office to be delivered … READ MORE “CNA Coordinating Donations for Earthquake Victims”

Group, ‘Barrio’ Certifications Focus Of Puerto Montt BAP Seminar

The Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) team just wrapped up a successful two-day seminar on the BAP third-party certification program at the Puerto Montt Manquehue Hotel in Puerto Montt, Chile, drawing 12 senior auditors and 15 industry observers. The course centered on two species, salmon and mussels, and two types of BAP certification, group and multi-site zone cluster, or “barrio,” certification. The multi-site zone cluster certification allows an applicant with multiple farm sites in a federally set zone, known as a barrio or neighborhood, to apply for BAP certification for more than one site at a time. In addition to multi-site … READ MORE “Group, ‘Barrio’ Certifications Focus Of Puerto Montt BAP Seminar”