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BAP Adds 156 New Facilities in First Quarter of 2019

The industry-leading Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) third-party certification program added 156 new facilities to the program in the first quarter of 2019, ending with a total of 2,430 facilities in 34 countries and six continents. Of the 2,430 BAP-certified facilities, 1,642 are farms, 379 are processing plants, 44 are re-processing plants, 240 are hatcheries and 125 are feed mills. The 1,642 farms represent about 1.65 million metric tons of production annually. In addition to the program continuing its growth, there was also a first in the first quarter — Sri Lanka’s first BAP-certified farm, Oceanpick Pvt. Ltd. Demonstrating the industry’s … READ MORE “BAP Adds 156 New Facilities in First Quarter of 2019”

Oceanpick Barramundi Farm First in Sri Lanka to Land BAP

                      Add Sri Lanka to the list of countries with a Best Aquaculture Practices-certified facility. Sri Lanka became the 34th country with a BAP-certified facility in mid-March with the BAP certification of Oceanpick Pvt. Ltd.’s barramundi farm. The barramundi, which is also knows as Asian sea bass, is grown in floating cages about 12 miles off the coast of Trincomalee in northeastern Sri Lanka. Founded in 2012, Oceanpick is the only offshore aquaculture operation in Sri Lanka, billing itself as South Asia’s first-ever commercial-scale offshore barramundi farm. Oceanpick is a … READ MORE “Oceanpick Barramundi Farm First in Sri Lanka to Land BAP”

China’s Hisealink Commits to Sourcing BAP Seafood

The Global Aquaculture Alliance is proud to announce that Hisealink, a leading global food sourcing and distribution network for restaurants and hotels across China, is incorporating GAA’s Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) third-party certification program into its sustainable seafood sourcing policy. Hisealink and its purchasing and trading platform, Fresh Food Smart Choice, are pledging to preferentially source seafood from BAP-certified facilities for its network of more than 1,000 restaurants and five-star hotels in 300 cities across China. Hisealink has always been dedicated to providing its customers with high quality, safe food. Food safety is a key component of the BAP program, … READ MORE “China’s Hisealink Commits to Sourcing BAP Seafood”

BAP Program Grows 29 Percent in 2018

BAP Program Grows 29 Percent in 2018

It’s official. The industry-leading Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) third-party certification program closed out 2018 on a high note, finishing up the year with 2,287 BAP-certified facilities worldwide. Of the 2,287 BAP-certified facilities, 1,534 are farms, 370 are processing plants, 45 are re-processing plants, 220 are hatcheries and 118 are feed mills. Additionally, there are 245 farms that were previously BAP-certified but are currently in fallow. The 1,500-plus farms represent more than 1.5 million metric tons of production annually. Demonstrating the industry’s long-term commitment to responsible aquaculture, the BAP program has more than tripled in size in the past four years, growing from … READ MORE “BAP Program Grows 29 Percent in 2018”

Hitachi BAP

BAP Seafood at Hitachi Cafeterias Marks Official Launch of BAP in Japan

  Japanese major electronics manufacturer Hitachi and Seiyo Food-Compass Group recently introduced shrimp and pangasius from Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP)-certified facilities to employee cafeterias in Hitachi’s Ikebukuro, Japan, service center, the first time that BAP seafood has been marketed as such in Japan. As part of its commitment to align its food sourcing policies with the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Hitachi is working with its food service provider, Seiyo Food-Compass Group, to source seafood originating from BAP-certified processing plants and farms. Hitachi is committed to serve BAP seafood at its employee cafeterias once a month. Seiyo Food is … READ MORE “BAP Seafood at Hitachi Cafeterias Marks Official Launch of BAP in Japan”

Seafood Processing Plant Standards Benchmarked Against Latest Version of GFSI

The Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) seafood processing plant standards have been successfully benchmarked against the latest version of the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) food-safety requirements, GFSI announced on Nov. 6. The seafood processing plant standards now align with Version 7.1 of the GFSI Benchmarking Requirements. GFSI is continually evolving its benchmarking requirements to reflect the latest best practices and stakeholder input. GFSI published Version 7.1 last year. The standards were originally benchmarked against GFSI Benchmarking Requirements in June 2010. They were first benchmarked against the fifth edition of the GFSI Benchmarking Requirements in 2011 and again against the sixth edition in … READ MORE “Seafood Processing Plant Standards Benchmarked Against Latest Version of GFSI”

Scottish Salmon Company

Two Stars for The Scottish Salmon Company

With the certification of two of its processing plants, The Scottish Salmon Company is the first salmon producer in the United Kingdom eligible to offer two-star Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) salmon. The company’s processing plants at Marybank in Stornoway and at Loch Fyne in Cairndow. This announcement comes about six months after The Scottish Salmon Company became the UK’s first salmon producer to be awarded BAP certification for all its marine farm sites, which total 46. “Our processing facilities at Marybank and Cairndow are incredibly important to our operations. To be awarded a two-star certification just six months after our … READ MORE “Two Stars for The Scottish Salmon Company”