The Responsible Seafood Choice

Month: July 2016

Four-Star BAP Tilapia Is First For Honduras

Congratulations to Aquafinca Saint Peters Fish S.A., Latin America’s second company, and Honduras’ first, qualified to offer four-star Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) tilapia, the Global Aquaculture Alliance announced in early July. Part of the Regal Springs Tilapia Group, Aquafinca Saint Peters Fish S.A. became eligible to offer four-star BAP tilapia upon BAP certification of its Borboton Production Center hatchery in June. Already BAP certified were its processing plant, its Production Center Cajon and Production Center Yojoa farms, and the feed mill from with it sources tilapia feed, Aquafeed S.A. DE CV, also in Honduras. Aquafinca Saint Peters Fish S.A. was … READ MORE “Four-Star BAP Tilapia Is First For Honduras”

Latest BAP Auditor Training Course Draws Record 43 Participants

A record-high 43 auditors attended the Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) auditor training course in Bangkok, Thailand, from June 19 to 25, the Global Aquaculture Alliance has announced. The BAP program integrity team regularly holds auditor training courses around the globe for new auditor candidates and returning auditors requiring refresher training, as well as industry observers interesting in learning more about the about the BAP certification standards and auditing process. The latest course drew a record 43 auditors and 10 industry observers. Attendees came predominantly from Asia — Bangladesh, China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam. Some attendees came … READ MORE “Latest BAP Auditor Training Course Draws Record 43 Participants”

Number Of New BAP-Certified Facilities Hits Monthly Record

A record 74 new processing plants, farms, hatcheries and feed mills attained Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certification in June, the Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) has announced. The monthly record came as the number of BAP-certified facilities worldwide reached 1,290 at the end of June. That amounted to an impressive 22 percent increase during the first half of 2016. Of the 74 new facilities that attained BAP certification in June, five are processing plants, 55 are farms, 12 are hatcheries and two are feed mills. Over the first half of 2016, 26 processing plants, 195 farms, 34 hatcheries and 17 feed mills attained … READ MORE “Number Of New BAP-Certified Facilities Hits Monthly Record”

Peruvian Company First To Offer Four-Star BAP Trout

Congratulations to Peruvian Andean Trout S.A.C., the world’s first company qualified to offer four-star Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) trout. The company became eligible to offer four-star BAP trout upon BAP certification of its processing plant in June. Peruvian Andean Trout’s farm and hatchery were also recently BAP certified. Located in the Peruvian Andes, all three facilities graduated from the iBAP program, a precursor to full BAP certification, early this year. Peruvian Andean Trout sources feed from BAP-certified feed mills owned by EWOS Chile Alimentos Ltda. and Biomar Chile S.A., completing its four-star Bap status. Four-star BAP status denotes that a … READ MORE “Peruvian Company First To Offer Four-Star BAP Trout”

Brinker International Commits To BAP

Brinker International, Inc., one of the world’s leading casual-dining restaurant companies, has committed to source Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) product, as part of its sustainable seafood procurement policy, the Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) announced on July 1. “We are leading the way to higher sustainability standards through our work with the GAA, whose certification program has become one of the most influential forces in sustainably farmed seafood. All of our farm-raised seafood comes from certified, sustainable farms. We work closely with GAA to ensure our farmed seafood is sourced from BAP-certified facilities,” said Charlie Lousignont, senior vice president of supply … READ MORE “Brinker International Commits To BAP”