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Category: Tilapia

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The Faces of Tilapia

Behind the tilapia that you purchase at your local supermarket or restaurant are the people who farm and process the fish. For many, farming and processing tilapia isn’t just a job. It’s a way of life. And for those committed to doing things responsibly, it’s a passion. Currently, 92 tilapia farms and 91 tilapia processing plants worldwide are Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certified. Of those, the majority — 79 farms and 50 processing plants — are located in China. These people are committed to the environment, social integrity, and the health of the animal and consumer, and, as part of the … READ MORE “The Faces of Tilapia”

First Group Of Tilapia Farms Enrolls In iBAP

A group of 65 tilapia farms in Hainan, China, has enrolled in the iBAP program, becoming the first group of tilapia farms to do so. The Fishin’ Company, a leading tilapia supplier that is capable of offering four-star BAP tilapia, is sponsoring the farmers’ participation in iBAP, which is a precursor to full BAP certification. The farmers supply The Fishin’ Company with raw material. Launched in early 2015, the iBAP program is designed to provide assistance and encouragement to aquaculture facilities interested in pursuing BAP certification. Facilities that enroll in iBAP agree to a step-by-step, deadline-driven improvement plan. iBAP incentivizes … READ MORE “First Group Of Tilapia Farms Enrolls In iBAP”

Improved Farming Practices Responsible For Colombia’s Rising Tilapia Exports?

Improved farming practices are at least partially responsible for an 11 percent increase in Colombia’s tilapia exports to the U.S. market this year. Sara Patricia Bonilla, general manager of Federación Colombiana De Acuicultores (FEDEACUA), highlighted the jump in Colombia’s tilapia exports while praising farmers for earning Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) third-party certification at a FEDEACUA-organized celebration of responsible aquaculture in Bogota, Colombia, on Oct. 11. Marcos Moya, manager of BAP supply development for Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA), was among those participating in the event, which involved 48 of the country’s farmers and processors as well as representatives of the Colombian … READ MORE “Improved Farming Practices Responsible For Colombia’s Rising Tilapia Exports?”

Fishin’ Company Embracing ‘Train The Trainer’ Program For Hainan Tilapia Farmers

Following the Global Aquaculture Alliance’s GOAL 2016 conference in Guangzhou, China, Marcos Moya, manager of supply development for GAA’s Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) division, led a training session with associates of The Fishin’ Company, a leading tilapia supplier, in Hainan, China. The three-day training session involved a one-day workshop followed by two days of in-the-field application at farms and processing plants expected to apply for BAP certification. Seven key Fishin’ Company associates were trained against the BAP finfish and crustacean farm standards and BAP seafood processing plant standards. In turn, the associates will pass what they learned in the workshop … READ MORE “Fishin’ Company Embracing ‘Train The Trainer’ Program For Hainan Tilapia Farmers”

Four-Star BAP Tilapia Is First For Honduras

Congratulations to Aquafinca Saint Peters Fish S.A., Latin America’s second company, and Honduras’ first, qualified to offer four-star Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) tilapia, the Global Aquaculture Alliance announced in early July. Part of the Regal Springs Tilapia Group, Aquafinca Saint Peters Fish S.A. became eligible to offer four-star BAP tilapia upon BAP certification of its Borboton Production Center hatchery in June. Already BAP certified were its processing plant, its Production Center Cajon and Production Center Yojoa farms, and the feed mill from with it sources tilapia feed, Aquafeed S.A. DE CV, also in Honduras. Aquafinca Saint Peters Fish S.A. was … READ MORE “Four-Star BAP Tilapia Is First For Honduras”

Gourmet Aquatic Enrolls 12 Tilapia Farms In iBAP

Sunnyvale Seafood, the U.S.-based sales arm for the Goulian Aquatic Group and its affiliated companies, continues to robustly support the Global Aquaculture Alliance’s Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) third-party certification program. Goulian Aquatic and Gourmet Aquatic are both eligible to supply four-star shrimp and tilapia products. Also, Goulian Aquatic is a diamond sponsor of GAA’s GOAL 2016 conference in Guangzhou, China, from September 19 to 22. Goulian Aquatic celebrates its 15th anniversary this month as one of China’s largest shrimp producers. Gourmet Aquatic, working in conjunction with BAP, has enrolled 12 tilapia farms in China in the iBAP program, which is … READ MORE “Gourmet Aquatic Enrolls 12 Tilapia Farms In iBAP”

Four-Star BAP Tilapia From China Hits The Market

Four-star Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) tilapia from China will soon be available to U.S. consumers, with the first shipment of four-star BAP tilapia from China just hitting U.S. shores. (Editor’s note: The original version of this press release failed to specify China in the opening paragraph. Four-star BAP tilapia from Paraiso Springs Aquaculture Guatemala is already available in the U.S. market. Our sincerest apologies to Paraiso Springs.) Imported by U.S.-based The Fishin’ Company, the product will be delivered to a number of retail outlets across the country. Companies are capable of offering four-star BAP product if the product originates from BAP-certified processing plants, … READ MORE “Four-Star BAP Tilapia From China Hits The Market”