The Responsible Seafood Choice

Month: February 2018

BAP Chain of Custody

BAP’s Chain-of-Custody Traceability Process Explained

Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) has a chain-of-custody traceability process that’s an integral part of the industry-leading third-party certification program. What is a seafood chain of custody? Chain-of-custody traceability is the way standards certify how seafood products pass through the various stages of a supply chain — from harvest of the resource to production and distribution of the finished product. Why is it important? As the global demand for sustainable seafood grows, so does the need to know that the product was responsibly produced. The international seafood supply chain is complex, and mislabeling of inferior products can occur. Having proper chain-of-custody … READ MORE “BAP’s Chain-of-Custody Traceability Process Explained”

SeaPak Jumbo Coconut Shrimp

New SeaPak Packaging Design Features BAP Label

The Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) label is prominently displayed in the new packaging design for SeaPak Shrimp & Seafood Co. that was rolled out early this month. The redesigned packaging, which is beginning to hit retail shelves in North America, features the BAP label on the front of packaging, just underneath the product name, on popular items such as Shrimp Scampi, Jumbo Coconut Shrimp, Tempura Shrimp and Popcorn Shrimp. SeaPak retained Voicebox Creative to redesign 30-plus product SKUs as well as the SeaPak logo to better align the brand with its message. Says Voicebox, “The refined look stays true to SeaPak’s … READ MORE “New SeaPak Packaging Design Features BAP Label”

Bantry Bay Mussels BAP

Impressive January Sees 79 New BAP-Certified Facilities

Seventy-nine new processing plants, farms, hatcheries and feed mills worldwide attained Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certification in January, the Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) has announced. For the industry-leading BAP program, that’s the second highest monthly total to date, after November 2017’s total of 86 new facilities. January’s near-record sum comes as the number of BAP-certified facilities inches toward the 2,000-facility milestone, reaching 1,898 at the end of the month. Furthermore, of these facilities, 1,203 are farms, 398 are processing plants, 194 are hatcheries and 103 are feed mills. BAP-certified facilities also represent 32 countries and six continents. The BAP certification … READ MORE “Impressive January Sees 79 New BAP-Certified Facilities”

Lima Auditor Training Course Draws 41 Attendees

The Global Aquaculture Alliance’s (GAA) Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) division held a successful BAP auditor training course at the Crowne Plaza Lima in Lima, Peru, from Feb. 4 to 10. The course had a total of 41 attendees, including 26 auditors (18 of whom are new to the BAP program) and seven industry observers. Participants traveled from all over the world to attend the course, including Brazil, Canada, Chile, Ecuador, Mexico, Panama, Scotland and Vietnam. The course covered the BAP standards for processing plants, hatcheries, farms and feed mills. The course also included an update on a major tilapia producer … READ MORE “Lima Auditor Training Course Draws 41 Attendees”

First Singapore Facility Earns BAP Certification

First Singapore Facility Earns BAP Certification

Add Singapore to the list of countries with a Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP)-certified processing plant, farm, hatchery or feed mill. The Barramundi Asia Pte. Ltd. processing plant in Singapore recently earned BAP certification. It’s the first facility in Singapore to attain BAP certification. Located in Singapore’s Jurong Fishery Port, the plant processes barramundi (Lates calcarifer) raised in its sea cages off Pulau Semakau (also known as Semakau Island), which is situated south of the main island of Singapore, off the Straits of Singapore. Established in 2007, the Barramundi Asia also operate a nursery in the area. Currently, there are BAP-certified … READ MORE “First Singapore Facility Earns BAP Certification”