Best Aquaculture Practices

Month: July 2018

What BAP-Certified Facilities are Saying About Us

Initial results from a survey conducted by the Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) program show the benefits facilities have experienced from becoming BAP certified. Among the most common benefits facilities mentioned are increased sales and access to new markets, improved business practices and increased customer trust. The infographic below shows testimonials from some of the facilities that participated in the survey. More than 40 responses have been received so far, and BAP is still looking for feedback. There are currently two surveys being conducted for BAP-certified facilities. If you are a BAP-certified facility and are interested in taking a survey, they … READ MORE “What BAP-Certified Facilities are Saying About Us”

BAP Spotlight Story: Hainan Xiangtai Fishery Co., Ltd

The Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) Program’s “Spotlight Stories” highlight BAP-certified facilities around the world and the stories of the people behind them. This Spotlight Story features Angelina Liu, who works for Hainan Xiangtai Fishery Co., Ltd. Located in the province of Hainan in China, they are capable of offering four-star BAP tilapia. What inspired you to become involved in the seafood industry? I grew up in a seafood family. My dad started a seafood business in 1988. Therefore, I had fish for almost every meal growing up. As the time passed, I learned to recognize many types of fish. This … READ MORE “BAP Spotlight Story: Hainan Xiangtai Fishery Co., Ltd”

Control Union Peru Is BAP’s Sixth Accredited Certification Body

Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) has added Control Union Peru (CUP) to its team of independent, third-party certification bodies (CBs), making it the sixth CB accredited to audit and certify aquaculture facilities against the BAP standards, the Global Aquaculture Alliance announced in late July. “We are pleased to have Control Union Peru join our program as an experienced certification body. CUP operates on a global scale and are starting strong with 13 auditors already capable of auditing against all BAP standards,” said Ali Blais, BAP operations manager. “To date, Control Union Peru has been a real pleasure to work with, and … READ MORE “Control Union Peru Is BAP’s Sixth Accredited Certification Body”

BAP to Hold Workshop in India on Antibiotic Control, Residue Testing

Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) is holding a one-day workshop on antibiotic control and residue testing for quality control managers and technicians working in BAP-certified processing plants in India that are capable of offering two-star BAP shrimp and above. Antibiotic control in India has been a key issue raised by the European Union, and BAP is organizing the event to support its certified facilities. The workshop will be held at The Gateway Hotel in Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh, on Saturday, July 28. Leading the workshop will be Panchu Duraisamy, BAP country coordinator for India. To sign up, contact him at Workshop instructors will … READ MORE “BAP to Hold Workshop in India on Antibiotic Control, Residue Testing”

One-Week BAP Seafood Promotion on a Success

  Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) has just wrapped up a successful one-week promotion with e-commerce giant that resulted in $60,000 dollars in sales of BAP seafood. The promotion stems from an agreement that the Global Aquaculture Alliance, which administers the BAP third-party aquaculture certification program, inked with in March 2017 in which the two parties pledged to work together to raise awareness of responsible aquaculture and food safety amongst Chinese consumers. The promotion, which kicked off on July 9, featured a special webpage on that spotlighted 15 seafood products originating from BAP-certified facilities, which can include processing … READ MORE “One-Week BAP Seafood Promotion on a Success”

BAP Making Inroads in China’s Crawfish Sector

Congratulations to China’s Hong Hu Fishery Aquatic Products & Food Ltd. Its crawfish processing plant has attained Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certification. Hong Hu is only the third crawfish processing plant in China and the fifth crawfish facility overall to earn the distinction. A crawfish farm in China and a crawfish processing plant in Egypt are also BAP certified. Hong Hu is owned by Deyan Aquatic Group, and its processing plant is located in Honghu city, Hubei province. “We have always adhered to the high standard of quality and safety management philosophy and are committed to improving the environment of … READ MORE “BAP Making Inroads in China’s Crawfish Sector”

BAP Program Grows 29 Percent in 2018

Mid-Year Review: Number of BAP-Certified Facilities Up 14.3 Percent

With the first half of 2018 in the books, the Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) is pleased to announce that the number of Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP)-certified facilities is up 14.3 percent this year. At the end of June, there were 2,079 BAP-certified processing plants, farms, hatcheries and feed mills in 34 countries and six continents. That’s up from 1,819 at the end of 2017. Of the 2,079, 1,343 are farms, 411 are processing plants, 212 are hatcheries and 113 are feed mills. The BAP program reached a milestone in March when it surpassed the 2,000-facility mark for the first time. … READ MORE “Mid-Year Review: Number of BAP-Certified Facilities Up 14.3 Percent”