Best Aquaculture Practices

Category: Consumers



How do BAP Standards Address Animal Health and Welfare?

Animal health and welfare is one of the core pillars of the Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) third-party certification program and is critical to delivering responsibly farmed seafood. There are a variety of factors that are considered when ensuring proper care is taken of the animals throughout the aquaculture production chain. These factors include stocking density, disease control, water quality, transportation methods and slaughter methods. The BAP standards address these issues and standards, and 100% compliance is required by producers in order to receive a certificate. The BAP standards are continuously revised as new information is developed and validated. Here are … READ MORE “How do BAP Standards Address Animal Health and Welfare?”



How Do BAP Standards Address Environmental Responsibility?

April 22, 2020 marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, and this year’s theme is climate action. The challenges and opportunities posed by climate change have made it the most pressing topic for the 50th anniversary. One of the greatest threats posed by climate change is global food security. Aquaculture and Food Security There will be an estimated 9.8 billion people on the planet by 2050, and with an increasing population comes an increasing demand for food. In fact, in just three decades, it’s estimated that we’ll need 70 percent more food than we do today to feed the world’s … READ MORE “How Do BAP Standards Address Environmental Responsibility?”



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”



BAP Shrimp Taco Boats Recipe

If you’re looking for a recipe that’s quick, healthy and delicious, look no further than these BAP shrimp taco boats! It’s an easy recipe you and your family are sure to love. Remember to look for the BAP-certified label when you’re buying your shrimp! Watch how it’s made:   Ingredients Shrimp: 2 teaspoons chili powder 2 teaspoons cumin ½ teaspoon garlic powder ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper 2 Tablespoons olive oil (separated) 1½ pounds BAP-certified raw shrimp, deveined & shelled   Salsa: 1 cup corn, (thawed if frozen) ½ red onion, diced 1 can black beans, drained and rinsed 1 cup … READ MORE “BAP Shrimp Taco Boats Recipe”



BAP Staff Spotlight: Glorya Alexander

Tell us a little about your background – where did you go to school? What was your major? When I was little, my aunt used to take me to Provincetown, MA for summer vacation and we would spend the entire summer by the ocean. It was there I fell in love with the ocean and everything that surrounded it. I went to college as a Marine Biology major like so many do at the University of New England in Biddeford, Maine, but wasn’t sure if that was the right major for me. I changed my major to Aquaculture and Aquarium … READ MORE “BAP Staff Spotlight: Glorya Alexander”

BAP Staff Spotlight: Michail Bilek

Tell us a little about your background – where did you go to school? What was your major? I became interested in marine life at a young age going to Mystic aquarium, I wanted to study marine biology in high school and then went to UNE for Ocean Studies and Marine Affairs. I’m now going back for my masters in Ocean and Food Systems. Why are you passionate about this industry? I love working in an industry that in the face of climate change, will be very important in how we feed people around the world. Aquaculture has been known … READ MORE “BAP Staff Spotlight: Michail Bilek”