Best Aquaculture Practices

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BAP Extends Deadline to Transition to New Logo

The Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) program has decided to extend its original deadline for producers and partners to transition over to the new logo design, introduced last year. As many companies have had unforeseen challenges this year with addressing the COVID-19 pandemic, this decision was made to help mitigate any additional inconveniences brought about by the logo change-over. Users of the BAP logo now have until January 1, 2021 to make the transition to the new logo design (the original deadline was in October of 2020). Producers who have packaging with the old design that needs to be used may … READ MORE “BAP Extends Deadline to Transition to New Logo”

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Beiguo Is Latest Chinese Retailer To Commit To BAP

Shijiazhuang Beiguo Supermarket has pledged to source seafood from Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP)-certified facilities as part of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) that the Shijiazhuang-based supermarket chain, known as Beiguo, signed with the Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) on May 28. Beiguo has agreed to begin sourcing BAP seafood and to gradually expand the percentage of BAP seafood that it sources to strengthen its commitment to responsible seafood. BAP is the world’s largest and most comprehensive third-party aquaculture certification program, with standards encompassing environmental responsibility, social accountability, food safety, and animal health and welfare. “Many retailers around the world are recognizing … READ MORE “Beiguo Is Latest Chinese Retailer To Commit To BAP”

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The Scottish Salmon Company Is First In Europe To Earn Four-Star BAP

The Scottish Salmon Company (SSC) is the United Kingdom’s and Europe’s first salmon producer to earn four-star Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) status. Sixteen of the company’s hatcheries recently earned BAP certification, the fourth and final step in attaining four-star BAP status, as facilities at each of the four levels of the aquaculture production chain are BAP certified. In early 2018, SSC became the UK’s first salmon producer to attain BAP certification for all its marine farm sites throughout the west coast of Scotland and Hebrides. Last that year, SSC became the UK’s first salmon producer to earn two-star BAP status … READ MORE “The Scottish Salmon Company Is First In Europe To Earn Four-Star BAP”



Bantianyao Is Latest Chinese Restaurant Chain To Endorse BAP

The Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) is pleased to announce that it has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Bantianyao whereby the Chinese restaurant chain has pledged to incorporate the Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) third-party certification program into its responsible seafood sourcing policy. The BAP program continues to make inroads in the Chinese market, with a total of 33 retail and foodservice companies in China committed to sourcing BAP seafood. As part of the MoU, Bantianyao has pledged to add BAP seafood to its preferential procurement list. Already, 100 percent of the catfish and pangasius that it sources originates from … READ MORE “Bantianyao Is Latest Chinese Restaurant Chain To Endorse BAP”



Shenzhen Pengcheng Marine Products Further Commits to BAP

The Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) and Shenzhen Pengcheng Marine Products Co. Ltd. have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) whereby the Chinese company has furthered its commitment to the Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) third-party certification program, GAA announced in early April. Pengcheng is already sourcing shrimp from Vietnam and salmon and mussels from Chile that originate from BAP-certified processing plants, farms, hatcheries and feed mills. With the MoU, Pengcheng has pledged to source more seafood from BAP-certified facilities, expanding the availability of BAP product in the Chinese market. Pengcheng, which distributes seafood to more than 300 high-end hotels in 70-plus … READ MORE “Shenzhen Pengcheng Marine Products Further Commits to BAP”



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”



Public Comment Period for BAP Feed Mill Standard Extended

Global Aquaculture Alliance has extended the 60-day public comment period for the Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) Feed Mill Standard Issue 3.0. Interested stakeholders now have until Tuesday, Jan. 28, to submit input. To comment, download the BAP Feed Mill Standard Issue 3.0 comment form and submit the form to dan.lee@aquaculturealliance.org and david.yunker@bapcertification.org. The standard and comment form can be found here: https://www.bapcertification.org/Standards. All properly submitted comments will be acknowledged. A technical committee led by professor Ron Hardy of the University of Idaho revamped the standard in response to growing demand for sustainable farmed seafood. The requirements for Hazard Analysis and … READ MORE “Public Comment Period for BAP Feed Mill Standard Extended”