The Responsible Seafood Choice

Month: February 2017

Patagonia SeaFarms Fully Capable Of Offering Four-Star BAP Salmon

Congratulations to Chile’s Marine Farm Tornagaleones S.A., which is now capable of offering four-star Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) salmon, the Global Aquaculture Alliance announced in late February. Four star is the highest designation in the BAP third-party certification program, signifying that a product originates from a BAP-certified processing plant, farm, hatchery and feed mill. Marine Farm Tornagaleones became eligible to offer four-star BAP salmon with the recent certification of its Las Coloradas and Pisc. Los Chilcos hatcheries. Granja Marine Tornagaleones’ processing plant in Puerto Montt, Chile, eight of its salmon farm sites and the feed mill from which it sources … READ MORE “Patagonia SeaFarms Fully Capable Of Offering Four-Star BAP Salmon”

Salmon Processing Plant Is Poland’s First BAP-Certified Facility

The world’s largest value-added salmon processing plant is now Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certified. Morpol Spółka Akcyjna has attained BAP certification, the Global Aquaculture Alliance announced in late February. It’s Poland’s first ever aquaculture facility to do so. Located in Ustka on the coast of the Baltic Sea, the 95,000-square-meter facility employs about 3,700 people and processes more than 90,600 metric tons of salmon raw material annually, with the capacity to process more. Morpol is owned by Marine Harvest Group, one of the world’s leading farmed salmon companies. “The expansion of BAP certification in Europe is imminent, and we are very … READ MORE “Salmon Processing Plant Is Poland’s First BAP-Certified Facility”

iBAP Welcomes First Greek Facility

Please join Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) in welcoming the first facility in Greece to engage in BAP third-party certification program. IRIDA S.A., a fish feed manufacturer located in Evia, Greece, is currently participating in the iBAP program and is expected to transition to BAP certification soon. The company produces 48,000 metric tons of feed annually for sea bream, sea bass, meagre and trout, supplying high-quality feed to aquaculture producers worldwide. Launched in early 2015, the iBAP program is designed to provide technical assistance and encouragement to aquaculture facilities interested in pursuing responsible aquaculture practices. Facilities that enroll in iBAP agree … READ MORE “iBAP Welcomes First Greek Facility”

SONGA Now Capable Of Offering Four-Star BAP Shrimp

Congratulations to Ecuador’s SONGA (Sociedad Nacional de Galapagos C.A.), which is now eligible to offer four-star Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) shrimp, only the second company in Ecuador capable of doing so, the Global Aquaculture Alliance announced in late February. Four star is the highest designation in the BAP third-party certification program, signifying that a product originates from a BAP-certified feed mill, hatchery, farm and processing plant. SONGA’s shrimp processing plant, two of its farms (Lebama Farm and Naturisa Farm) and its hatchery (Macrobio Hatchery) recently attained BAP certification. The company sources its feed from GISIS and IMPROSA feed mills in … READ MORE “SONGA Now Capable Of Offering Four-Star BAP Shrimp”

Four-Star BAP Tilapia On Display At Seafood Expo North America

China has embraced the Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) third-party certification program since the release of the BAP tilapia farm standards in 2008 and the certification of the first farm (Elite Aquaculture Co. Ltd. in Guangxi Province, China) in 2009. There are more than 70 BAP-certified tilapia farms in China, with an additional 60 BAP-certified tilapia processing plants, hatcheries and feed mills. China is home to about two-thirds of the world’s BAP-certified tilapia facilities. Certification against the BAP standards provides the third-party assurance that the marketplace increasingly requires, as BAP is the world’s most comprehensive third-party certification program, with standards encompassing environmental … READ MORE “Four-Star BAP Tilapia On Display At Seafood Expo North America”

Crawfish Added To BAP Program With Certification Of Chinese Processing Plant

Please join the Global Aquaculture Alliance’s Best Aquaculture Practices division in welcoming the world’s first BAP-certified crawfish facility to the third-party certification program, the organization announced in mid-February. The Xuzhou Jinjiangfoodstuffs Co. Ltd. processing plant has attained BAP certification. Established in 2004 and located in Pizhou City, Jiangsu, China, the facility processes cooked crawfish tail meat and freezes it for export mainly to the United States. The crawfish is imported to the United States by Bernard’s Seafood Co. Ltd. of Mansura, Louisiana. “The GAA is thrilled to partner with Bernard’s Seafood to help bring BAP certification to crawfish and to … READ MORE “Crawfish Added To BAP Program With Certification Of Chinese Processing Plant”

Arctic Charr Added To BAP Program With Certification Of Iceland Processing Plant

Congratulations to Íslandsbleikja, Iceland’s first processing plant to attain Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certification, the Global Aquaculture Alliance announced in early February. Íslandsbleikja is also the world’s first Arctic charr facility — processing plant, farm or hatchery — to earn BAP certification. The processing plant — located in Grindavík, on the southwest coast of Iceland — processes 2,000 metric tons of Arctic charr (Salvelinus alpinus) annually, supplied by two land-based farms and three hatcheries throughout Iceland. Íslandsbleikja markets its fresh and frozen Arctic charr to retail and foodservice companies across Europe and North America. Íslandsbleikja is owned by Samherji hf., a leading Iceland-based … READ MORE “Arctic Charr Added To BAP Program With Certification Of Iceland Processing Plant”