The Responsible Seafood Choice

Month: August 2018

Yonghui Yunshang

GAA, Yonghui Yunshang Agree to Promote Responsible Aquaculture in China

The Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) is pleased to announce that it has inked a strategic agreement with Yonghui Fuping Yunshang Supply Chain Management Co. Ltd., one of China’s leading suppliers of fresh food to retail, whereby the two organizations will work closely together to promote responsible aquaculture and product originating from GAA’s Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certification program as well as to improve the transparency, safety and sustainability of the farmed seafood supply chain. As part of the agreement, Yonghui Yunshang will prioritize the procurement of product originating from BAP-certified processing plants, farms, hatcheries and feed mills as part of … READ MORE “GAA, Yonghui Yunshang Agree to Promote Responsible Aquaculture in China”

BAP Spotlight Story: Ram’s Assorted Cold Storage 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 Aditya Dash of Ram’s Assorted Cold Storage Ltd., a 3-star processing plant in India. What inspired you to become involved in the seafood industry? My father started his business career with two trawlers and went on to establish one of the leading seafood export companies in India. After I graduated from George Washington University in Washington D.C., there was a deep need to return home and utilize my acquired knowledge for the development of … READ MORE “BAP Spotlight Story: Ram’s Assorted Cold Storage Ltd.”

Superior Fresh

One of the World’s Largest Aquaponics Facilities Lands BAP Certification

One of the world’s largest aquaponics facilities has attained Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certification, the Global Aquaculture Alliance announced in late August. It’s the first aquaponics facility in the BAP program as well as the first land-based, recirculating aquaculture system (RAS) raising Atlantic salmon and steelhead trout in the BAP program. Wisconsin-based Superior Fresh, which operates a 160,000-square-foot aquaponics facility (soon to expand to 300,000 square feet) on a 720-acre native restoration project in the rural community of Northfield, Wisc., just harvested its first fish on July 4 and will be able to produce around 160,000 pounds of Atlantic salmon … READ MORE “One of the World’s Largest Aquaponics Facilities Lands BAP Certification”

BAP Workshop on Antibiotic Control, Residue Testing a Success

Around 65 quality control managers and technicians representing the majority of India’s leading processors and exporters turned out for a one-day Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP)-organized workshop on antibiotic control and residue testing. Held at The Gateway Hotel in Vijayawada on July 28, the workshop was held to support BAP-certified processing plants with antibiotic control and residue testing, of which there’s heightened awareness of in the European Union. The workshop kicked off with a presentation by Mr. D. Ramraj of HiBreeds Aquatics in Chennai titled “Antibiotic Residues in Farmed Shrimp: A Perspective on the Sources and their Control.” Ms. V. Nirmala … READ MORE “BAP Workshop on Antibiotic Control, Residue Testing a Success”