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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”

Scottish Salmon Company

BAP Certification Program Grows 15 Percent in 2019

The industry-leading Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) third-party certification program grew more than 15 percent in 2019, ending the year with 2,681 BAP-certified facilities in 39 countries, the Global Aquaculture Alliance announced in mid-January. Of the 2,681 BAP-certified facilities, 1,833 are farms, 388 are processing plants, 49 are re-processors, 279 are hatcheries and 132 are feed mills. The 2,681 facilities represent 33 seafood species. The 1,533 farms account for more than 2 million metric tons of annual production, the first time that the BAP program has topped 2 million metric tons at the farm level. That’s up an impressive 35.5 percent from … READ MORE “BAP Certification Program Grows 15 Percent in 2019”

Sea Cucumber

First for BAP: Sea Cucumber Producer in China Earns Certification

China’s Dalian Bangchuidao Seafood Co. Ltd., also known as Bangchuidao, is the world’s first Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP)-certified sea cucumber producer after successfully certifying its full production chain, including its hatchery, farm and processing plant. Because sea cucumbers rely on the natural productivity of their surrounding environment for feeding, Bangchuidao is authorized to use the BAP four-star logo, indicating that the full production chain is BAP certified. Bangchuidao is one of the first companies to convert traditional sea cucumber wild harvest into farming. By owning and developing the entire production chain, the company has been nationally recognized in China by … READ MORE “First for BAP: Sea Cucumber Producer in China Earns Certification”



Public Input Sought on BAP Feed Mill Standard Issue 3.0

The Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) Feed Mill Standard Issue 3.0 is now available for public comment, the Global Aquaculture Alliance announced on Nov. 21. The 60-day public comment period ends on Jan. 20, 2020. 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 Critical Control Point (HACCP)-based feed safety and the ethical treatment of employees have been greatly expanded. The standard continues to address the responsible sourcing of feed ingredients, but the requirements for marine inputs and key … READ MORE “Public Input Sought on BAP Feed Mill Standard Issue 3.0”



Beijing-Based Supermarket Chain Commits to Sourcing BAP Seafood

Pictured from left to right are Liu Bo, Seafood Purchasing Manager, Sofly; Jane Bi, GAA Director of Asia Market Development; and Li Junqiang, General Manager, Fresh Food Division, Sofly. Beijing Shouhang Guoli Trading Co. has committed to sourcing seafood from Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP)-certified facilities for its Beijing-based supermarket chain, known as Sofly, as part of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) signed with the Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) on Nov. 14. Sofly agreed to start sourcing BAP seafood and to gradually expand the percentage of BAP seafood that it sources to strengthen its commitment to sustainable seafood. Sofly is a … READ MORE “Beijing-Based Supermarket Chain Commits to Sourcing BAP Seafood”

New Zealand King Salmon

GSSI Approves ‘Continued Recognition’ of BAP Finfish & Crustacean Farm Standards, Salmon Farm Standards

Global Sustainable Seafood Initiative (GSSI) on Oct. 28 announced that the Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certification program has been recommended for continued recognition for its Finfish & Crustacean Farm Standards (Issue 2.4) and its Salmon Farm Standards (Issue 2.3) following the completion of GSSI’s Monitoring of Continued Alignment procedure. As part of the MOCA procedure, the scheme provides an overview of any changes in its ownership, management or the standards themselves, and the report is reviewed by independent experts, who then make a recommendation on continued recognition of the scheme. For the BAP Finfish & Crustacean Farm Standards and BAP … READ MORE “GSSI Approves ‘Continued Recognition’ of BAP Finfish & Crustacean Farm Standards, Salmon Farm Standards”

Industry Veteran Hired to Represent BAP in Germany, Austria, Switzerland

Please join the Global Aquaculture Alliance in welcoming Dr. Thomas Wilke to the organization. Wilke is the newest member of the Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) market development team, representing the BAP third-party certification program in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Wilke has a background in quality assurance and hygiene in the food-production sector and since 2018 has owned and operated his own consultancy, Lab Service Consulting GmbH in Gütersloh, Germany, where he lives with his family. Previously, he acted as general manager of NSF Erdmann Analytics GmbH. He has also served as general manager and partner at Labor Institut Dr. Erdmann … READ MORE “Industry Veteran Hired to Represent BAP in Germany, Austria, Switzerland”