The Responsible Seafood Choice

Category: BAP Registered Buyers & Market Endorsers

WinCo Foods Commits To Four-Star BAP By 2018

As part of its sustainable seafood procurement policy, WinCo Foods has committed to sourcing three-star and four-star Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) product, the Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) announced in late January. The U.S. supermarket company has committed to sourcing 100% three-star BAP product by the end of 2016 and 100% four-star BAP product by the end of 2017, meaning that 100% of its farmed seafood would originate from BAP-certified processing plants, farms, hatcheries and feed mills. It’s the highest designation in the BAP third-party certification program. “We at WinCo Foods are committed to the goal of providing the highest quality … READ MORE “WinCo Foods Commits To Four-Star BAP By 2018”

Bidvest Partners With Best Aquaculture Practices

The Global Aquaculture Alliance announced in early December that Bidvest Australia and Bidvest Fresh/Direct Seafoods UK have been added to the growing list of wholesale, retail and foodservice companies worldwide partnering with the Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) third-party certification program. As part of their company-wide sustainability approach, Bidvest Australia and Bidvest Fresh/Direct Seafoods UK will work with their suppliers and the BAP market development team to grow the amount of farmed seafood originating from a BAP-certified facility, as they strive toward sourcing four-star BAP product. Four-star status denotes that the product comes from a BAP-certified processing plant, farm, hatchery and … READ MORE “Bidvest Partners With Best Aquaculture Practices”

Brakes’ Sustainability Pledge Includes Four-Star BAP Seafood

Brakes Group, the United Kingdom’s largest wholesale food supplier, has committed to source only sustainable seafood, including product from Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP)-certified facilities, as part of the Sustainable Fish Cities pledge. By taking the pledge, Brakes agreed to a suite of actions that will ensure that all of its general-sale, own-brand seafood is sourced from verifiably sustainable sources, protecting the environment and supporting responsible farmers and fishermen. The actions include sourcing seafood rated by the Marine Conservation Society (MCS) as a 1, 2 or 3; four-star BAP product is rated as a 3. Four-star BAP status denotes that the processing … READ MORE “Brakes’ Sustainability Pledge Includes Four-Star BAP Seafood”

M&J Seafood, Part of the Fresh Direct Group, Commits to BAP as Part of Wider Sustainability Platform

Fresh Direct Group’s M&J Seafood — the UK’s largest seafood supplier — announced that it is to further its commitment to the Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) third-party certification program by adding 18 new four-star BAP prawn items to its product range. M&J Seafood has a strong history of seeking out responsible choices when sourcing seafood, and this announcement backs up Brakes Group’s recent signing of The Sustainable Fish City pledge. “Sourcing four-star BAP seafood is one of the best choices that UK foodservice operators can make,” said Mike Berthet, Director of Fish and Seafood for M&J. Four-star BAP status denotes that … READ MORE “M&J Seafood, Part of the Fresh Direct Group, Commits to BAP as Part of Wider Sustainability Platform”

Latin American Wholesaler Backs BAP Certification Program

January, 2015 Add Makro Supermayorista S.A. to the growing list of wholesalers, retailers and foodservice operators worldwide that endorse the Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) third-party certification program, the Global Aquaculture Alliance announced in late January. Makro is the first major Latin American wholesaler to endorse the BAP program. It is adopting BAP certification as part of a company-wide sustainability initiative, working with its suppliers to ensure that its farmed seafood, when available, is sourced from a BAP-certified facility. Based in Lima, Peru, Makro Supermayorista S.A. is a cash-and-carry wholesaler, selling food and non-food products to registered professional buyers, including small- … READ MORE “Latin American Wholesaler Backs BAP Certification Program”

GAA Partners with IFFO, Lyons, Morrisons to Address Social Responsibility

October, 2014 The Global Aquaculture Alliance, IFFO, Lyons Seafoods Co. and Wm Morrison Supermarkets on Oct. 10, 2014, collectively agreed to a position statement addressing the social concerns related to aquafeed production. The four organizations announced the agreement on the final day of GAA’s GOAL 2014 conference in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Since then, four more foodservice and retail companies have signed on to the positioning statement — M&J Seafood/Brakes Group, Direct Seafood, Tesco and Waitrose. The positioning statement is as follows: It is essential that robust, comprehensive and socially responsible standards are implemented within aquaculture and its supply … READ MORE “GAA Partners with IFFO, Lyons, Morrisons to Address Social Responsibility”

Long John Silver’s Endorses BAP Certification Program

June 2014 Add Long John Silver’s to the growing list of retailers and foodservice operators worldwide that are Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) market endorsers. Long John Silver’s has announced that it will be adopting BAP certification as part of its sustainable seafood procurement policy. The U.S. restaurant chain will work closely with the Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) and its suppliers to ensure that its farmed seafood, when available, is sourced from a BAP-certified facility. Long John Silver’s is the United States’ largest quick-service seafood chain, with more than 1,200 restaurants. The brand is owned by LJS Partners, a consortium of … READ MORE “Long John Silver’s Endorses BAP Certification Program”