Best Aquaculture Practices

Category: Shrimp

SONGA Sets Out To Achieve Four-Star BAP Certification

Sociedad Nacional de Galapagos (SONGA), one of Ecuador’s largest and most important shrimp exporters, is en route to achieve four-star Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certification. The initial phase of SONGA’s BAP certification includes a total of five facilities located in Guayaquil. SONGA’s state-of-the-art processing facility, two farms (Lebama Farm, and Naturisa S.A. Farm) and two hatcheries (Criesbio Hatchery and Larviquest Hatchery) are listed in iBAP. After transitioning to BAP certification, SONGA will achieve four-star status, the maximum level of BAP certification. “SONGA exports the largest volume of shrimp from Ecuador directly to China. Maintaining its product identity in the supply … READ MORE “SONGA Sets Out To Achieve Four-Star BAP Certification”

First Mexican Shrimp Supplier To Offer Four-Star BAP Shrimp

Congratulations to Selecta Group, the first Mexican shrimp supplier qualified to offer four-star Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) shrimp. Four-star BAP product originates from a BAP-certified processing plant, farm, hatchery and feed mill. It’s the highest designation in BAP, the world’s most comprehensive third-party aquaculture certification program, with standards encompassing environmental responsibility, social responsibility, food safety, animal health and welfare and traceability. Selecta Group became eligible to offer four-star BAP shrimp when its hatchery, Selecta De Guaymas S.A. de C.V. in Bahía Kino, attained BAP certification in August. Already BAP-certified were its Acuicola Selecta S.A. de C.V. farm in the Coast … READ MORE “First Mexican Shrimp Supplier To Offer Four-Star BAP Shrimp”

Nine Thai Shrimp Farms Latest To Enroll In iBAP

Beaver Street Fisheries, a leading U.S. seafood importer, and Marine Gold Products Ltd. of Thailand, a leading shrimp processor, have sponsored nine shrimp farms in southern Thailand’s Surat Thani province that are the latest aquaculture facilities to enroll in the Best Aquaculture Practices’ (BAP) iBAP program. The farms are administered by the Surat Thani Shrimp Farmers Club. This is the first set of farms that are active members of the Surat Thani Shrimp Farmers Club to enroll in iBAP. The farms, which represent 1,150 metric tons of shrimp production, will pursue BAP group certification when they graduate from the iBAP … READ MORE “Nine Thai Shrimp Farms Latest To Enroll In iBAP”

Four Stars For Good Luck Products Co. Ltd.

Good Luck Products Co. Ltd. is the latest group to land four-star Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) status for shrimp, with the BAP certification of its feed mill in Thailand. Located in Samut Sakhon province, S. Pat & Peach Feedmill Co. Ltd. just attained BAP certification, a little more than a month after Good Luck’s Somrak shrimp hatchery attained BAP certification. Also BAP certified are Good Luck’s processing plant and four-farm IOM (integrated operating module) and a five-farm IOM, all in Thailand. Additionally, a nine-farm IOM is set to be audited this month, and a 12-farm group is preparing to enroll in the … READ MORE “Four Stars For Good Luck Products Co. Ltd.”

Three Stars for Thailand’s Good Luck

Good Luck Products Co. Ltd. is the latest company to earn three-star Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) status, with the BAP certification of its Somrak shrimp hatchery in Thailand. Three-star BAP status denotes that a product originates from BAP-certified processing plant, farm and hatchery or feed mill. Also BAP certified are Good Luck’s processing plant and three sets of IOM (integrated operating module) shrimp farms, consisting of 19 farms, all in Thailand. Good Luck’s feed mill is currently pursuing BAP certification, which would give the company four-star BAP status, while a group of small shrimp farms in Mahachai, Thailand, is being … READ MORE “Three Stars for Thailand’s Good Luck”

Omarsa Is First Ecuadorian Company To Offer Four-Star BAP Shrimp

Omarsa S.A. is the first Ecuadorian shrimp supplier to receive the highest achievement in the Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) third-party certification program by earning the four-star BAP status. It’s also Latin America’s second company qualified to offer four-star BAP shrimp. Four-star BAP product originates from a BAP-certified processing plant, farm, hatchery and feed mill. Omarsa became eligible to offer four-star BAP shrimp on confirmation that it sources feed from Inbalnor S.A. in Ecuador and Vitapro S.A. in Peru, both of which attained BAP certification last year. Omarsa’s processing plant, two of its farms — Cachugran and Puna — and its … READ MORE “Omarsa Is First Ecuadorian Company To Offer Four-Star BAP Shrimp”

Europe’s First BAP-Certified Shrimp Processing Plant

Congratulations to Sykes Seafood. The United Kingdom-based company’s Sefton Meadow Seafoods facility is Europe’s first shrimp processing plant to earn Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certification, the Global Aquaculture Alliance announced at Seafood Expo North America in early March. The new Sefton Meadow Seafood processing plant is located in Manchester. Mike Berthet, BAP’s UK marketing development manager, will be on hand for the ribbon-cutting ceremony. “I am absolutely delighted and privileged to have been invited to open Sykes new processing plant,” Berthet told Undercurrent News. “There are some occasions in our industry that mark considerably important milestones, and I consider this … READ MORE “Europe’s First BAP-Certified Shrimp Processing Plant”