The Global Aquaculture Alliance’s (GAA) Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) division held a successful BAP auditor training course at the Courtyard Marriott Nusa Dua Resort in Bali, Indonesia, from Oct. 21 to 27.
The course attracted a total of 53 attendees, including 16 new auditors, 22 returning auditors and 15 industry observers, in addition to seven instructors and BAP staff members. Attendees came from Bangladesh, China, Ecuador, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam, the United Kingdom and the United States.
The soon-to-be-released Global Seafood Assurances (GSA) seafood processing standards — the first and only seafood-specific processing plants standards for both farmed and wild seafood, which are based on the BAP seafood processing standards — was among the highlights of the course. Also addressed at the course were the BAP standards for farms, hatcheries and feed mills, the BAP group and cluster farm program, and non-BAP topics such as the U.S. Food Safety Modernization Act.
The course was taught by Greg Brown, BAP program integrity manager; Ken Corpron, BAP program integrity analyst; Jeff Peterson, BAP program integrity advisor; and Guy Ewing, a seafood processing specialist.
In addition to the BAP auditor training course, an advanced seminar was held with eight senior BAP auditors and three industry observers, taught by Brown and Corpron.
This is the last BAP auditor training course of 2018. Check the BAP program integrity webpage for information on the next course, which has not been scheduled yet.