The Responsible Seafood Choice

Month: January 2018

BAP Seabest Shrimp

BAP Closes Out 2017 with 1,850 Certified Facilities

The industry-leading Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) third-party certification program ended 2017 on a high note, closing out the year with 1,850 BAP-certified farms, processing plants, hatcheries and feed mills. That’s a 18.7 percent jump from the same time a year ago. Of the 1,850 BAP-certified facilities, 1,169 are farms, 388 are processing plants, 191 are hatcheries and 102 are feed mills, located in 31 countries and six continents. The 1,000-plus farms produce more than 1.8 million metric tons of finfish and shellfish annually, predominately shrimp, salmon, tilapia, pangasius, catfish and mussels. In addition to the steady growth this year, the … READ MORE “BAP Closes Out 2017 with 1,850 Certified Facilities”

BAP’s supply chain transparency program

BAP Sheds Light on Supply Chain Transparency Program

Best Aquaculture Practices endorsers can work with the BAP market development team to gain visibility into their supply chains through BAP’s supply chain transparency program.

Pacific Seafood's Quilcene Bay oyster facility

Pacific Seafood is World’s First to Offer Four-Star BAP Oysters

Pacific Seafood, one of North America’s largest seafood companies, is the world’s first company to offer four-star Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) oysters. Four-star is the highest designation in the BAP third-party certification program. For “fed” species, it signifies that a product originated from a BAP-certified processing plant, was sourced from a BAP-certified farm, and has utilized seed and feed from BAP-certified hatcheries and feed mills. Oysters feed naturally on phytoplankton in the seawater, and therefore do not require feed from a feed mill, but because BAP’s mollusk farm standards contain many specifications for responsible stocking rates and monitoring of natural … READ MORE “Pacific Seafood is World’s First to Offer Four-Star BAP Oysters”

BAP’s supply chain transparency program

GAA/BAP Exhibiting at 21st India International Seafood Show

The Global Aquaculture Alliance and its industry-leading Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) third-party certification program is exhibiting at the 21st India International Seafood Show (IISS) in Goa, India, from Jan. 27 to 29. GAA/BAP is exhibiting in stand E77, and Panchu Duraisamy, BAP country coordinator for India, will be in attendance. This year, IISS features more than 135 exhibitors representing multiple industry segments, including processing, importing and exporting, wholesaling, distribution, equipment and services, government and NGOs, for both wild fisheries and aquaculture. Also in attendance are some of the region’s leading retail and foodservice seafood buyers. Established in Mumbai in 1973, … READ MORE “GAA/BAP Exhibiting at 21st India International Seafood Show”