Best Aquaculture Practices

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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”

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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”

BAP to Present at International Food Safety Conference for Latin America

Jeff Peterson, program integrity advisor for the Global Aquaculture Alliance’s Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) third-party certification program, is presenting at the International Food Safety Conference for Latin America in Guayaquil, Ecuador. Organized by NSF International and held at the Wyndham Hotel from Sept. 19 to 20, the event brings together food-safety experts from around the world, particularly Latin America, to discuss shared responsibilities and goals. This year’s theme is “Updating the Vision of Food Safety in an Evolving World.” This will be the seventh IFSC; the event has also been held in Chile, Brazil, Peru and Mexico. Peterson will give … READ MORE “BAP to Present at International Food Safety Conference for Latin America”

Redesigned BAP Logo Unveiled As Part Of Rebranding Campaign

The Global Aquaculture Alliance is proud to announce that its industry-leading third-party aquaculture certification program, Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP), has a new look. On July 25, GAA unveiled a redesigned BAP logo as part of a rebranding campaign that will officially roll out in October 2019. Since its inception in 2002, BAP has evolved and grown tremendously, and the rebranding campaign acknowledges the program’s journey from an industry-facing solution to a publicly recognized brand. The centerpiece of the rebranding campaign is a new BAP logo that is more consumer friendly and displays more clearly on pack, in print and online. … READ MORE “Redesigned BAP Logo Unveiled As Part Of Rebranding Campaign”



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”