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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”

Milestone: Number Of BAP-Certified Facilities Tops 1,500

It’s official. The number of Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP)-certified facilities has surpassed the 1,500 mark, with the addition of 67 new facilities to the third-party aquaculture certification program last month. At the end of November, there were a total of 1,527 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 today, demonstrating the industry’s commitment to responsible aquaculture. November’s tally was the BAP program’s second highest of 2016 … READ MORE “Milestone: Number Of BAP-Certified Facilities Tops 1,500”

BAP Biosecurity Area Management Standards Available for Public Comment

The 60-day public comment period for the Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) biosecurity area management standards, released in late November, has been extended by 14 days, the Global Aquaculture Alliance has announced. The new deadline to submit comments is Feb. 12, 2017. The new standards focus primarily on the prevention and control of pathogenic organisms and the diseases they cause through the implementation of cohesive area-wide management. The standards apply to groups of cooperating farms that nurture a collective, risk-mitigating model of good governance across a defined aquaculture area. They are not species-specific and cover all production methods, including flow-through, partial exchange, … READ MORE “BAP Biosecurity Area Management Standards Available for Public Comment”

Number Of BAP-Certified Facilities Surpasses 1,400 Worldwide

The number of Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP)-certified processing plants, farms, hatcheries and feed mills worldwide surpassed 1,400 last month, with the addition of 64 new facilities to the third-party aquaculture certification program, the Global Aquaculture Alliance has announced. At the end of September, there were a total of 1,434 BAP-certified facilities worldwide. September’s tally was the BAP program’s second highest of 2016 after June, when a record 74 new facilities earned BAP certification. Of the 64 new facilities that attained BAP certification in September, four are processing plants, 56 are farms and four are hatcheries. Over the first three quarters of … READ MORE “Number Of BAP-Certified Facilities Surpasses 1,400 Worldwide”