The Responsible Seafood Choice

Month: May 2018

Ten Reasons to Buy BAP Seafood

  Buy with confidence.  Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) is the world’s only aquaculture certification program that covers the entire production chain (hatcheries, feed mills, farms and processing plants). BAP also has the most comprehensive standards, which cover environmental responsibility, social responsibility, food safety and animal health and welfare. The BAP program is endorsed by retailers all over the world. Currently, more than 180 retail and foodservice brands worldwide are publicly committed to sourcing seafood responsibly from BAP-certified facilities. For a full list of retailers and foodservice operators, visit our marketplace page. 100% Compliance is required to become certified.  To become BAP-certified, … READ MORE “Ten Reasons to Buy BAP Seafood”

BAP Logo Policing Results Show 99% Compliance with Guidelines

For the last six quarters, the Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) third-party certification program has used a third-party crowdsourcing firm to perform in-store audits of BAP products in retail stores across the United States, Canada and Mexico as part of its logo policing program. This includes answering specific questions about each product regarding country of origin, BAP certification number and star status. The in-store audit also collects photographs of each product. This program was implemented to ensure that the BAP logo is being used properly according to the BAP Logo Use Guide and to gather additional data on products originating from … READ MORE “BAP Logo Policing Results Show 99% Compliance with Guidelines”

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Fishin’ Company-Sponsored Tilapia Farms Earn BAP Certification

Thirty-four tilapia farms in Hainan, China, recently earned Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certification. The Fishin’ Company, a leading tilapia supplier that is capable of offering four-star BAP tilapia, sponsored the farms to apply for BAP certification. “This is an exciting milestone in the industry’s journey toward worldwide four-star BAP tilapia” said Justin Baugh, director of sustainability for The Fishin’ Company. “Our team in China has been working tirelessly to see this initiative through. We are incredibly proud of the hard work the farmers put in to achieve certification.” Of the 34 tilapia farms, 32 were certified for the first time, … READ MORE “Fishin’ Company-Sponsored Tilapia Farms Earn BAP Certification”

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Public Comment Sought for Expanded Seafood Processing Standards

The Global Seafood Assurances (GSA) Seafood Processing Standards are now available for public comment, the Global Aquaculture Alliance announced on May 2. The 60-day public comment period ends on July 1. The GSA Seafood Processing Standards are the first and only seafood-specific processing plants standards for both farmed and wild seafood. Based on the Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) Seafood Processing Standards, the GSA Seafood Processing Standards are comprehensive in that they encompass all four pillars of responsibility — environmental responsibility, social responsibility, animal health and welfare, and food safety. News of the GSA Seafood Processing Standards surfaced last week at … READ MORE “Public Comment Sought for Expanded Seafood Processing Standards”