Best Aquaculture Practices

Month: March 2020



Seiyu Becomes First Retailer in Japan to Market BAP Seafood

Seiyu, one of Japan’s largest retailers, has committed to sourcing products from BAP-certified producers, beginning with a packaged shrimp salad launching in 181 stores across Japan. The product carries the four-star BAP label, meaning that it originates from a BAP-certified processing plant, farm, hatchery and feed mill. Seiyu is the first major retailer in Japan to market BAP seafood in stores. Walmart, Seiyu’s parent company and the world’s largest retailer, is a longtime supporter of the BAP third-party certification program and is committed to responsible sourcing throughout its aquaculture supply chain. “Walmart is globally promoting sustainable sourcing. Aligning with Walmart, Walmart … READ MORE “Seiyu Becomes First Retailer in Japan to Market BAP Seafood”



BAP Releases Video Featuring RAS Branzino Farm

As part of its producer spotlight initiative, the Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) program released a new video featuring BAP-certified producer Ideal Fish. Launched in 2013, Ideal Fish is uses a recirculating aquaculture system (RAS) to raise branzino, or European sea bass. The 63,000-square-foot facility is located in Waterbury, Conn., within close proximity to the major metropolitan U.S. East Coast markets. The video shines a light on the state-of-the-art RAS technology as well as Ideal Fish’s traceability initiatives and why they chose to get BAP certified. Says President and CEO Eric Pederson, “We were very interested from the beginning of the development of … READ MORE “BAP Releases Video Featuring RAS Branzino Farm”