The Responsible Seafood Choice

Month: October 2018

BAP Releases Video on Aquaculture and Certification

The Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) program recently released a new video that introduces consumers to aquaculture and the BAP program. The video stems from a partnership with the U.S. Soybean Export Council to increase awareness around responsible aquaculture practices, sustainable feed, and the BAP label. It is available in both English and Spanish. The video provides a brief overview of what aquaculture is and why it’s needed, and features two BAP-certified facilities, Acuicola Gemso Tilapia farm and Vimifos Feed Mill in Mexico. Says Juan Atnonio Loustaunau, Facility Manager of Acuicola Gemso, “For Gemso, quality is very important, and not just … READ MORE “BAP Releases Video on Aquaculture and Certification”

BAP Launches Video Featuring Gemso Tilapia Farm

The Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) program recently launched a new video featuring BAP-certified Acuicuola Gemso tilapia farm in Sonora, Mexico. The video stems from a partnership with the U.S. Soybean Export Council to increase awareness of responsible aquaculture, the BAP certification program and sustainable feed. Gemso obtained BAP certification in 2014, demonstrating its commitment to responsible and sustainable aquaculture practices. Gemso is a great example of a BAP-certified facility that not only uses responsible aquaculture practices but also has had a positive impact on its local community. Gemso is located in the mountains in Sonora, an extremely rural area where … READ MORE “BAP Launches Video Featuring Gemso Tilapia Farm”

BAP Addresses Aquaculture Misconceptions with Infographic

The Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) program recently launched a new infographic that addresses ten common aquaculture misconceptions. This is part of a campaign BAP is doing in partnership with the U.S. Soybean Export Council (USSEC) to educate consumers about responsible aquaculture, sustainable feed and the BAP program. Among the misconceptions addressed are what farmed fish are fed, how salmon gets its pink color, the use of antibiotics in fish farming, omega-3s in farmed vs. wild fish, and the “tilapia is unhealthier than bacon” myth that has circulated on social media. The infographic is available in both English and Spanish. To … READ MORE “BAP Addresses Aquaculture Misconceptions with Infographic”