The Responsible Seafood Choice

Month: April 2018

China’s Largest Retailer Commits to BAP for More Responsible Seafood

As leaders of promoting responsible seafood sourcing policies in the Chinese market, JD.com announced a commitment to Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) during Seafood Expo Global in Brussels on April 25. E-commerce platforms in China, like JD.com, are among the leaders in the marketplace for setting responsible seafood sourcing policies. In 2017, JD.com and the Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) signed an MOU at the Seafood Expo North America in Boston to begin cooperation by offering BAP products to JD’s online customers via its fresh food platform, JD Fresh. As a way of firmly establishing themselves as a globally recognized platform concerned … READ MORE “China’s Largest Retailer Commits to BAP for More Responsible Seafood”

Luckyfish sea bream

Mediterranean Sea Bass, Sea Bream Producer First to be Four-Star BAP

The Global Aquaculture Alliance is pleased to announce that Luckyfish Co. of Turkey is the world’s first company eligible to offer four-star Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) Mediterranean sea bass and sea bream. The announcement came on Day 1 of Seafood Expo Global in Brussels, Belgium, as Mike Berthet, BAP market development manager for Europe, presented Luckyfish CEO Ismail Aksoy with the company’s BAP certificates. Recently earning BAP certification were Luckyfish’s processing plant in Didim, Turkey; two farms in Muğla Kazıklı Bay, located near Didim; its hatchery in Milas, Turkey, and its feed mill, also in Didim. All four sets of … READ MORE “Mediterranean Sea Bass, Sea Bream Producer First to be Four-Star BAP”

New Zealand King Salmon

Feed Mill Certification Lifts New Zealand King Salmon To Four-Star BAP

New Zealand King Salmon is now eligible to offer four-star Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) salmon following the certification of its largest feed supplier, Skretting, the Global Aquaculture Alliance announced in early April. Four stars is the highest designation in the BAP third-party certification program, indicating that a product originates from a BAP-certified processing plant, farm, hatchery and feed mill. New Zealand King Salmon is the world’s first king salmon company to earn the distinction. It’s also Australasia’s first salmon producer to offer four-star BAP salmon. The certification of Skretting’s feed mill in Tasmania came soon after New Zealand King Salmon … READ MORE “Feed Mill Certification Lifts New Zealand King Salmon To Four-Star BAP”

UNH Students Analyze BAP Supply Chain Data for Capstone Project

As part of their capstone project for the University of New Hampshire’s (UNH) Information Systems and Business Analytics (ISBA) program, five students are working to analyze data from the Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) supply chain transparency program. BAP collects production volume data from certified facilities and trading volumes from distributors and retailers around the globe for its supply chain transparency program. BAP has begun to analyze this data by looking at the declared supply chain relationships between companies, offering visibility into any retailer’s supply chain and that chain’s ability to deliver adequate volumes of product from BAP-certified facilities. The goal … READ MORE “UNH Students Analyze BAP Supply Chain Data for Capstone Project”

BAP’s supply chain transparency program

Consultants Sought to Assess Social Impact of BAP Certification

The Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) is pleased to announce a call for proposals to assess the social impact of the Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certification. Social accountability is a core pillar of the BAP third-party certification program and a critical component of responsible aquaculture production. To gain greater knowledge and understanding of what drives social change in aquaculture, GAA is calling for an independent team of consultants to evaluate the social impact of the BAP certification. The goal of the study is to better understand how BAP’s social and labor standards are applied and how they impact practices among seafood … READ MORE “Consultants Sought to Assess Social Impact of BAP Certification”