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Category: BAP Certification Updates

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”

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Impressive January Sees 79 New BAP-Certified Facilities

Seventy-nine new processing plants, farms, hatcheries and feed mills worldwide attained Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certification in January, the Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) has announced. For the industry-leading BAP program, that’s the second highest monthly total to date, after November 2017’s total of 86 new facilities. January’s near-record sum comes as the number of BAP-certified facilities inches toward the 2,000-facility milestone, reaching 1,898 at the end of the month. Furthermore, of these facilities, 1,203 are farms, 398 are processing plants, 194 are hatcheries and 103 are feed mills. BAP-certified facilities also represent 32 countries and six continents. The BAP certification … READ MORE “Impressive January Sees 79 New BAP-Certified Facilities”

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Chinese Hairy Crab Farm Attains BAP Certification

Add hairy crab to the list of species represented in the industry-leading Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) third-party certification program. The Zhejiang Aoling Aquatic Seeding Technology Co. Ltd. hairy crab farm in China has attained BAP certification, becoming the world’s first crab farm of any kind to earn the distinction, the Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) announced in late October. The announcement comes just days before the China Fisheries & Seafood Expo in Qingdao, Asia’s largest seafood trade show, featuring about 1,450 companies from 40 countries; GAA is exhibiting in stand E1-1101. In a brief ceremony, Mr. Zheng Haidi, general manager of … READ MORE “Chinese Hairy Crab Farm Attains BAP Certification”

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Number of BAP-Certified Facilities Tops 1,700

Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) added 273 new facilities to the third-party certification program through the first three-quarters of 2017, bringing the total number of BAP-certified aquaculture farms, processing plants, hatcheries and feed mills to 1,737 worldwide, the Global Aquaculture Alliance announced in mid-October. Of those 273 new facilities, 53 are processing plants, 172 are farms, 24 are hatcheries and 24 are feed mills. Shrimp farms (93) and salmon farms (53) represented the majority of the 172 farms added to the BAP program in the first nine months of 2017. That brings the total number of BAP-certified facilities to 392 processing … READ MORE “Number of BAP-Certified Facilities Tops 1,700”

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Fifty-One Facilities Join BAP Program In January

The number of Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP)-certified facilities continues to grow, falling one facility shy of the 1,600 mark at the end of January. Fifty-one facilities joined the BAP third-party aquaculture certification program in January, bringing the total to 1,599 BAP-certified processing plants, farms, hatcheries and feed mills worldwide, the Global Aquaculture Alliance has announced. The BAP program has more than doubled in size in the past two years, growing from 701 BAP-certified facilities at the end of 2014 to 1,500-plus facilities at the end of last year, demonstrating the industry’s commitment to responsible aquaculture. At the end of January, there … READ MORE “Fifty-One Facilities Join BAP Program In January”

BAP Program Grew 47 Percent In 2016

The number of Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP)-certified facilities jumped 47 percent in 2016, the Global Aquaculture Alliance announced on Feb. 6. The third-party aquaculture certification program ended 2016 with 1,559 BAP-certified processing plants, farms, hatcheries and feed mills, up from 1,058 BAP-certified facilities at the end of 2015. The BAP program has more than doubled in size in the past two years, surpassing the 1,500-facility milestone at the end of November, a testament to the industry’s commitment to responsible aquaculture. At the end of 2016, there were a total of 358 BAP-certified processing plants, up from 308 processing plants at … READ MORE “BAP Program Grew 47 Percent In 2016”

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Nearly 60 Facilities Graduate From iBAP in 2016

The Best Aquaculture Practices’ iBAP program is approaching its two-year anniversary. The iBAP program was launched in January 2015 to provide aquaculture facilities with the opportunity to be recognized by the marketplace as they work to improve their production practices. Facilities that enroll in iBAP agree to a step-by-step, deadline-driven improvement plan and are listed on the BAP website: http://bap.gaalliance.org/find-certified-facilities/ibap-facilities/. Once the plan is executed, the facilities can apply for BAP certification. In 2016, 229 facilities enrolled in iBAP, with 59 facilities graduating from the program, applying for BAP certification and earning BAP certification. The majority of those 229 facilities were … READ MORE “Nearly 60 Facilities Graduate From iBAP in 2016”