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Public Comment Sought for Expanded Seafood Processing Standards

The Global Seafood Assurances (GSA) Seafood Processing Standards are now available for public comment, the Global Aquaculture Alliance announced on May 2. The 60-day public comment period ends on July 1. The GSA Seafood Processing Standards are the first and only seafood-specific processing plants standards for both farmed and wild seafood. Based on the Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) Seafood Processing Standards, the GSA Seafood Processing Standards are comprehensive in that they encompass all four pillars of responsibility — environmental responsibility, social responsibility, animal health and welfare, and food safety. News of the GSA Seafood Processing Standards surfaced last week at … READ MORE “Public Comment Sought for Expanded Seafood Processing Standards”

China’s Largest Retailer Commits to BAP for More Responsible Seafood

As leaders of promoting responsible seafood sourcing policies in the Chinese market, JD.com announced a commitment to Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) during Seafood Expo Global in Brussels on April 25. E-commerce platforms in China, like JD.com, are among the leaders in the marketplace for setting responsible seafood sourcing policies. In 2017, JD.com and the Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) signed an MOU at the Seafood Expo North America in Boston to begin cooperation by offering BAP products to JD’s online customers via its fresh food platform, JD Fresh. As a way of firmly establishing themselves as a globally recognized platform concerned … READ MORE “China’s Largest Retailer Commits to BAP for More Responsible Seafood”

Luckyfish sea bream

Mediterranean Sea Bass, Sea Bream Producer First to be Four-Star BAP

The Global Aquaculture Alliance is pleased to announce that Luckyfish Co. of Turkey is the world’s first company eligible to offer four-star Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) Mediterranean sea bass and sea bream. The announcement came on Day 1 of Seafood Expo Global in Brussels, Belgium, as Mike Berthet, BAP market development manager for Europe, presented Luckyfish CEO Ismail Aksoy with the company’s BAP certificates. Recently earning BAP certification were Luckyfish’s processing plant in Didim, Turkey; two farms in Muğla Kazıklı Bay, located near Didim; its hatchery in Milas, Turkey, and its feed mill, also in Didim. All four sets of … READ MORE “Mediterranean Sea Bass, Sea Bream Producer First to be Four-Star BAP”

New Zealand King Salmon

Feed Mill Certification Lifts New Zealand King Salmon To Four-Star BAP

New Zealand King Salmon is now eligible to offer four-star Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) salmon following the certification of its largest feed supplier, Skretting, the Global Aquaculture Alliance announced in early April. Four stars is the highest designation in the BAP third-party certification program, indicating that a product originates from a BAP-certified processing plant, farm, hatchery and feed mill. New Zealand King Salmon is the world’s first king salmon company to earn the distinction. It’s also Australasia’s first salmon producer to offer four-star BAP salmon. The certification of Skretting’s feed mill in Tasmania came soon after New Zealand King Salmon … READ MORE “Feed Mill Certification Lifts New Zealand King Salmon To Four-Star BAP”

BAP seafood on display

BAP Milestone: 2,000th Aquaculture Facility Certified

  The industry-leading Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) third-party certification program has reached a milestone, surpassing the 2,000-facility mark. There are now more than 2,000 BAP-certified processing plants, farms, hatcheries and feed mills in 33 countries and six continents. Administered by the Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA), the BAP program is growing by leaps and bounds, more than doubling in size in the past two years, from about 700 facilities at the end of 2015 to 1,500-plus facilities by the end of 2016 to 1,850 facilities at the end of 2017. The BAP program officially hit the 2,000-facility mark during last week’s … READ MORE “BAP Milestone: 2,000th Aquaculture Facility Certified”

Scottish Salmon Company

Scottish Salmon Company First in Scotland to be Awarded BAP Certification

The Scottish Salmon Company is Scotland’s first salmon producer to be awarded Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certification for all its marine farm sites, which total 46, the Global Aquaculture Alliance announced in early March. “To be the first salmon producer in Scotland to be awarded BAP certification for all our marine sites is a true recognition of our exacting standards as well as our passion and commitment to producing premium quality Scottish salmon in a sustainable and responsible way,” said Craig Anderson, CEO of The Scottish Salmon Company. “Our focus is on developing a platform for sustainable business growth. With … READ MORE “Scottish Salmon Company First in Scotland to be Awarded BAP Certification”

Salmon Dog Treats Are First Pet Food Product to Carry BAP Label

The first pet food product to carry the blue Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) label will soon be rolled out at retail, the Global Aquaculture Alliance announced in early March. MacKnight Food Group’s Smoked Salmon & Sweet Potato Bites are produced at the company’s processing plant in Miami, Florida, USA, which obtained BAP-certification in October 2017 and is capable of producing four-star BAP salmon. Marketed under the Snif-Snax brand, Smoked Salmon & Sweet Potato Bites are among a number of dog treats produced by MacKnight, which launched Snif-Snax just this year. “We are honored to be able to work with BAP. … READ MORE “Salmon Dog Treats Are First Pet Food Product to Carry BAP Label”