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Category: Mussels

First European Mussel Farm Earns BAP Certification

Offshore Shellfish Ltd., which operates the United Kingdom’s first large-scale, offshore rope-cultured mussel farm, recently obtained Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certification, the Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) announced in early September. It is the first mussel farm in Europe to earn this distinction. Offshore Shellfish is a family-run business that grows the native blue mussel offshore in the waters of Lyme Bay, South Devon. “We are very proud to have achieved the high standard required for BAP certification, and it is a testament to the dedicated and conscientious work of our crews at sea, the management team onshore and the environmental … READ MORE “First European Mussel Farm Earns BAP Certification”

Sanford Awarded BAP Certification For Salmon, Mussels

The Global Aquaculture Alliance has awarded its Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certification to Sanford’s production of king salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) and green lipped mussels (Perna canalicula), which are grown in Big Glory Bay, Stewart Island, New Zealand. “Sustainability is at the core of everything we do at Sanford,” said Volker Kuntzsch, Sanford CEO. “Earning BAP certification ties well into our company ethos. “For us this is about benchmarking ourselves against the rest of the world in farming and sustainability,” he added. “BAP certification means consumers can trust Sanford to deliver not only the best quality seafood but also know we … READ MORE “Sanford Awarded BAP Certification For Salmon, Mussels”

Chilean Outfit Is World’s First Two-Star BAP Mussel Group

Congratulations to St. Andrews S.A., the world’s first group to achieve two-star Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) status for mussels, the Global Aquaculture Alliance announced in mid-May. Two-star BAP status denotes that the processing plants and farms from which a group sources are BAP certified. St. Andrews is also Chile’s first mussel farm and second processing plant to earn BAP certification. St. Andrews’ processing plant in Quemchi, on Chiloé Island, and seven of its mussel farm sites in the same area earned BAP certification on May 7. St. Andrews processes about 50,000 metric tons of mussels annually, or about 25,000 metric … READ MORE “Chilean Outfit Is World’s First Two-Star BAP Mussel Group”

BAP For Chile’s First Mussel Processing Plant

Congratulations to Blue Shell S.A., Chile’s first mussel processing plant to attain Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certification. It’s also the world’s fifth mussel processing plant to attain BAP certification; the other four are in Canada. Located in Dalcahue, Chiloé, the processing plant has an annual production capacity of about 10,000 metric tons of mussels and 1,300 metric tons of clams. The company’s mussel products are marketed in numerous South American, North America, European, African and Asian countries. Product forms include IQF cooked mussel meat, IQF cooked half shell mussels, IQF cooked whole shell mussel and vacuum-packed cooked and frozen whole … READ MORE “BAP For Chile’s First Mussel Processing Plant”

World’s Second Mussel Farm Earns BAP Certification

January, 2015 Prince Edward Aqua Farms Group — a fully integrated mollusk farming and processing company in Prince Edward Island, Canada — is the world’s second mussel farm to attain Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certification since the completion of the BAP mussel farm standards in August 2014, the Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) announced in late January. The company’s mussel farm sites in New London Bay, Malpeque Bay, Hillsborough Bay and Cardigan Bay earned BAP certification on Jan. 8. Prince Edward Aqua Farms Group’s rope-grown blue mussels are marketed under the Island Gold brand and sold at retail and foodservice outlets … READ MORE “World’s Second Mussel Farm Earns BAP Certification”

Newfoundland Mussel Processing Plant Earns BAP Certification

April, 2014 Green Seafoods Ltd.’s mussel processing plant in Newfoundland, Canada, has earned Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certification, the Global Aquaculture Alliance announced in early April. Located in Winterton, on Trinity Bay in southeastern Newfoundland, the facility attained BAP certification on March 31. The facility is a primary and secondary mussel processing plant, producing a wide range of value-added ready-to-eat blue mussel products. It is the first mussel processing plant that does both primary and secondary processing to earn BAP certification. The company’s cooked frozen mussels are marketed to retail and foodservice customers worldwide under the Green Seafoods Ltd., High … READ MORE “Newfoundland Mussel Processing Plant Earns BAP Certification”

First Mussel Processing Plant Attains BAP Certification

January, 2014 Norlantic Processors Ltd.’s mussel processing plant in Newfoundland, Canada, is the first mussel processing plant to attain Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certification, the Global Aquaculture Alliance announced in early January. The facility, located in Pleasantview, on Notre Dame Bay in northeast Newfoundland, attained BAP certification in late November. Along with its processing plant, Norlantic Processors operates three mussel farm sites totaling 728 hectares and is looking at pursuing BAP certification for its mussel farms in the future. The vertically integrated company produces around 1 million pounds (453,600 kilograms) of blue mussels annually, with plans on increasing production in … READ MORE “First Mussel Processing Plant Attains BAP Certification”