The Responsible Seafood Choice

Month: May 2017

Latest BAP Feed Mill Standards Address Responsible Soy

The latest issue of the Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) feed mill standards, published on May 24, include a responsible soy provision addressing the sourcing of responsibly produced soymeal and soy-derived ingredients. The revisions reads: “Feed mills shall adopt preferential sourcing of responsibly produced soymeal and soy-derived ingredients such that a minimum of 50% (calculation based on mass balance) are derived from certified sources by June 2022. Acceptable certifications include ProTerra, RTRS (Round Table for Responsible Soy), and SSAP (U.S. Soybean Sustainability Assurance Protocol).” “Aquaculture needs responsibly sourced feed ingredients, so it makes good sense for BAP to promote sourcing policies … READ MORE “Latest BAP Feed Mill Standards Address Responsible Soy”

BAP Fosters Mexico’s Heightened Interest In Responsible Aquaculture

Marcos Moya, manager of supply development for the Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) third-party certification program, addressed more than 70 attendees including shrimp farmers, hatchery operators and processing plant operators in Ciudad Obregon, Mexico, in late May. At the industry-organized event, the shrimp farming and processing industry in the Mexican states of Sonora and Sinaloa was briefed on the benefits of third-party certification and the value of responsible aquaculture to the marketplace. There’s heightened interest in BAP certification in Mexico, where, currently, there are 17 BAP-certified aquaculture facilities, including two of the country’s largest integrated shrimp producers, two large feed mills … READ MORE “BAP Fosters Mexico’s Heightened Interest In Responsible Aquaculture”

Dublin, Ireland To Host Next BAP Auditor Training Course In October

The Global Aquaculture Alliance’s (GAA) Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) division invites new auditor candidates and returning auditors requiring refresher training to attend a BAP auditor training course in Dublin, Ireland, from Oct. 1 to 7, 2017. The course will take place at Croke Park in conjunction with GAA’s GOAL 2017 conference. 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 the auditing process. The course will cover all of the BAP standards: • Seafood Processing Standards: Issue 4, Rev 2, December 2015 … READ MORE “Dublin, Ireland To Host Next BAP Auditor Training Course In October”

Lidl US Commits To BAP As Part Of Sustainable Seafood Sourcing Policy

Best Aquaculture Practices is among the third-party certification programs that Lidl US has committed to as part of its sustainable seafood sourcing policy. The commitment came on May 17 as Lidl, one of the world’s largest retailers, announced that it is opening its first U.S. stores on June 15, with a total of 20 U.S. stores opening in the summer of 2017. “This is a tremendous step by Lidl to ensure that its entire core assortment of fresh and frozen seafood is third-party certified” said Chris Keller, BAP’s director of North American market development. “This important commitment helps address issues … READ MORE “Lidl US Commits To BAP As Part Of Sustainable Seafood Sourcing Policy”

First For Greece, Mediterranean: Feed Mill Lands BAP Certification

Congratulations to IRIDA S.A., Greece’s first-ever facility — as well as the Mediterranean region’s first-ever facility — to attain BAP certification from Best Aquaculture Practices. IRIDA is a fish feed manufacturer in Evia, Greece, producing around 48,000 metric tons of feed annually for sea bream, sea bass, meagre and trout, supplying high-quality feed to aquaculture producers worldwide. “This is our first certified facility in Greece and the Mediterranean, and we are very proud and excited about one of the region’s leading feed manufacturers being BAP certified,” said Marcos Moya, BAP manager of supply development. The feed mill graduated from the iBAP … READ MORE “First For Greece, Mediterranean: Feed Mill Lands BAP Certification”

Net Pen-Raised Tilapia From Colombia Moves Up Seafood Watch List

Colombian net pen-raised tilapia has jumped from the red “avoid” list to the yellow “good alternative” list in the Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch program’s popular seafood-buying guide. The May 1 announcement comes as welcomed news to the Global Aquaculture Alliance, as Colombia’s tilapia industry has embraced the Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) third-party certification program. Currently, 13 tilapia farms, five tilapia processing plants and four tilapia hatcheries in Colombia are BAP-certified. Additionally, the announcement comes about two months after GAA and Federación Colombiana De Acuicultores (FEDEACUA) announced the first pilot of the draft BAP Biosecurity Area Management Standards, with Reservoir Betania tilapia farmers. Reservoir … READ MORE “Net Pen-Raised Tilapia From Colombia Moves Up Seafood Watch List”

Oscar Mayer’s New Logo Added To BAP Market Endorsers List

Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) is delighted to add the new Oscar Mayer logo to the BAP market endorsers list. More than 150 retail and foodservice brands worldwide are publicly committed to sourcing seafood responsibly from BAP-certified processing plants, farms, hatcheries and feed mills. Oscar Mayer — which develops store-brand prepared food products for the United Kingdom’s top retailers — is a long-time supporter of BAP certification. Its responsibly sourced shrimp is a key ingredient in its ready-meal production. Oscar Mayer’s customers include Sainsbury’s, Waitrose, Morrisons and The Co-operative Food. Currently, there are more than 1,600 BAP-certified processing plants, farms, hatcheries … READ MORE “Oscar Mayer’s New Logo Added To BAP Market Endorsers List”