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Invitation: BAP Stakeholder Meeting & Luncheon

The Global Aquaculture Alliance’s (GAA) Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) division is holding a BAP Stakeholder Meeting & Luncheon at GAA’s GOAL 2018 conference in Guayaquil, Ecuador. The meeting and luncheon will take place at the opening of GOAL 2018 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 25. It is open to all stakeholders interested in learning more about the BAP third-party certification program. The gathering is held at GOAL every year to give stakeholders an opportunity to provide feedback on BAP and weigh in on the program’s latest developments. Among the topics that will be addressed are new … READ MORE “Invitation: BAP Stakeholder Meeting & Luncheon”

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One of the World’s Largest Aquaponics Facilities Lands BAP Certification

One of the world’s largest aquaponics facilities has attained Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certification, the Global Aquaculture Alliance announced in late August. It’s the first aquaponics facility in the BAP program as well as the first land-based, recirculating aquaculture system (RAS) raising Atlantic salmon and steelhead trout in the BAP program. Wisconsin-based Superior Fresh, which operates a 160,000-square-foot aquaponics facility (soon to expand to 300,000 square feet) on a 720-acre native restoration project in the rural community of Northfield, Wisc., just harvested its first fish on July 4 and will be able to produce around 160,000 pounds of Atlantic salmon … READ MORE “One of the World’s Largest Aquaponics Facilities Lands BAP Certification”

Control Union Peru Is BAP’s Sixth Accredited Certification Body

Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) has added Control Union Peru (CUP) to its team of independent, third-party certification bodies (CBs), making it the sixth CB accredited to audit and certify aquaculture facilities against the BAP standards, the Global Aquaculture Alliance announced in late July. “We are pleased to have Control Union Peru join our program as an experienced certification body. CUP operates on a global scale and are starting strong with 13 auditors already capable of auditing against all BAP standards,” said Ali Blais, BAP operations manager. “To date, Control Union Peru has been a real pleasure to work with, and … READ MORE “Control Union Peru Is BAP’s Sixth Accredited Certification Body”

BAP to Hold Workshop in India on Antibiotic Control, Residue Testing

Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) is holding a one-day workshop on antibiotic control and residue testing for quality control managers and technicians working in BAP-certified processing plants in India that are capable of offering two-star BAP shrimp and above. Antibiotic control in India has been a key issue raised by the European Union, and BAP is organizing the event to support its certified facilities. The workshop will be held at The Gateway Hotel in Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh, on Saturday, July 28. Leading the workshop will be Panchu Duraisamy, BAP country coordinator for India. To sign up, contact him at Workshop instructors will … READ MORE “BAP to Hold Workshop in India on Antibiotic Control, Residue Testing”

One-Week BAP Seafood Promotion on a Success

  Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) has just wrapped up a successful one-week promotion with e-commerce giant that resulted in $60,000 dollars in sales of BAP seafood. The promotion stems from an agreement that the Global Aquaculture Alliance, which administers the BAP third-party aquaculture certification program, inked with in March 2017 in which the two parties pledged to work together to raise awareness of responsible aquaculture and food safety amongst Chinese consumers. The promotion, which kicked off on July 9, featured a special webpage on that spotlighted 15 seafood products originating from BAP-certified facilities, which can include processing … READ MORE “One-Week BAP Seafood Promotion on a Success”


On Target: BAP Program Aims for 33% Growth in 2018

With nearly 300 certified facilities added so far this year, the Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) third-party certification program is on target to grow approximately 33 percent in 2018, in terms of total number of certified facilities worldwide. At the end of May, there were 2,062 BAP-certified processing plants, farms, hatcheries and feed mills in 34 countries and six continents. That’s up from 1,816 at the end of 2017. Of the 2,062, 1,336 are farms, 409 are processing plants, 208 are hatcheries and 109 are feed mills. The 1,336 farms produce approximately 1.5 million metric tons of finfish and shellfish annually, … READ MORE “On Target: BAP Program Aims for 33% Growth in 2018”

Kingfish Zeeland yellowtail

World’s First Seriola, RAS Farm Earns BAP Certification

Kingfish Zeeland has been awarded Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certification, the world’s first seriola farm to earn the distinction, the Global Aquaculture Alliance announced in early June. It’s also the world’s first recirculating aquaculture system (RAS) to earn BAP certification. Located in Holland’s Zeeland province, Kingfish Zeeland raises yellowtail kingfish (Seriola lalandi), also known as Pacific yellowtail or hiramasa, using water from the Oosterschelde marine estuary, a Natura 2000 nature reserve. The new RAS farm, which applied for BAP certification in July 2017 and went into operation in April, is expected to produce 600 metric tons of yellowtail per year … READ MORE “World’s First Seriola, RAS Farm Earns BAP Certification”