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Category: Shrimp

India’s Fourth Group Attains Four-Star BAP Status

Congratulations to Apex Frozen Foods Pvt. Ltd., India’s fourth group to achieve four-star Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) status for shrimp since early April, the Global Aquaculture Alliance announced in early May. Four-star BAP status denotes that the processing plants, farms, hatcheries and feed mills from which a group sources are BAP certified. It’s the highest such achievement in the BAP program. Apex Frozen Foods achieved four-star BAP status on confirmation that it sources feed from the recently certified BAP-certified Avanti Feeds Ltd. feed mill. Also BAP certified are the company’s processing plant, IOM Farm Group 1 and IOM Farm Group … READ MORE “India’s Fourth Group Attains Four-Star BAP Status”

Four-Star BAP Status For India’s Third Group

Congratulations to Avanti Feeds Limited, India’s third group to achieve four-star Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) status for shrimp or any species, the Global Aquaculture Alliance announced in late April. Four-star BAP status denotes that the processing plants, farms, hatcheries and feed mills from which a group sources are BAP certified. It’s the highest such achievement in the BAP program. “Avanti Feeds has always promoted sustainability and reliability in aquaculture, and, as part of this effort, had its processing plant and feed mills BAP certified,” said the company in a statement. Avanti Feeds achieved four-star BAP status on confirmation that it … READ MORE “Four-Star BAP Status For India’s Third Group”

India’s Second Company Attains Four-Star BAP Status

Suryamitra Exim (P) Ltd., in conjunction with National Fish & Seafood (NFS), is India’s second group to achieve four-star Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) status for shrimp or any species, the Global Aquaculture Alliance announced in mid-April. Four-star BAP status denotes that the processing plants, farms, hatcheries and feed mills from which a group sources are BAP certified. It’s the highest such achievement in the BAP program. Four-star BAP status was achieved once it was confirmed that Suryamitra’s BAP-certified farm, I. Surya Rao, sourced its feed from the BAP-certified Avanti Feeds Limited (Feed Unit 1 & 3) feed mill. Also certified … READ MORE “India’s Second Company Attains Four-Star BAP Status”

Four-Star BAP Group Is First For India

Penver Products Ltd., in conjunction with National Fish & Seafood (NFS), is India’s first group to achieve four-star Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) status for shrimp or any species, the Global Aquaculture Alliance announced in early April. Four-star BAP status denotes that the processing plants, farms, hatcheries and feed mills from which a group sources are BAP certified. It’s the highest such achievement in the BAP program. There are now a total of 21 four-star BAP groups, 18 producing shrimp and three producing salmon. Four-star BAP status was achieved when Avanti Feeds Limited’s feed mill recently earned BAP certification. Also certified are … READ MORE “Four-Star BAP Group Is First For India”

First Middle East Aquaculture Operation Earns BAP Certification

January, 2015 National Aquaculture Group (NAQUA) is the Middle East’s first company to earn Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certification, the Global Aquaculture Alliance announced in mid-January. It’s also one of only 15 companies worldwide to attain four-star BAP status, denoting that its processing plants, farms, hatcheries and feed mills are all BAP certified. NAQUA is based in Al Laith, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The company’s processing plant, shrimp farm, barramundi farm, shrimp hatchery and shrimp and barramundi feed mill all earned BAP certification. NAQUA is now qualified to offer four-star BAP shrimp and three-star BAP barramundi. It’s the world’s first … READ MORE “First Middle East Aquaculture Operation Earns BAP Certification”

Fourth Vietnamese Company Achieves Four-Star BAP Status

August, 2014 Thuan Phuoc Seafood & Trading Group is the fourth Vietnamese company and the eighth overall to achieve four-star Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) status, denoting that the company’s shrimp processing plants, farms, hatcheries and feed mills are BAP certified, the Global Aquaculture Alliance announced in late August. C.P. Vietnam Corp.’s Bau Xeo feed mill, from which Thuan Phuoc sources its feed, earned BAP certification in early August. The company’s Thuan Phuoc Seafood and Trading Corp. processing plant, Truong Son Joint Stock Company farm and Minh Phu Aquatic Larvae Company Ltd. hatchery had already attained BAP certification. The addition of … READ MORE “Fourth Vietnamese Company Achieves Four-Star BAP Status”

Belize Aquaculture Approved to Offer Three-Star Shrimp

August, 2013 The Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) in early August applauded Belize Aquaculture Ltd. for becoming the first shrimp company in Belize and the second in Central America approved to offer three-star shrimp. Belize Aquaculture’s shrimp hatchery, farm and processing plant located in Stann Creek District, in southeastern Belize, all earned BAP certification on July 26. Founded in 1996, Belize Aquaculture produced 4.5 million pounds of Pacific white shrimp in 2012 and is on target to produce 10 millions pounds in 2014 across 68 four-acre ponds. The company also operates a British Retail Consortium (BRC)- and Hazard Analysis and Critical … READ MORE “Belize Aquaculture Approved to Offer Three-Star Shrimp”