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Category: Tilapia

Availability Of Three-, Four-Star BAP Tilapia From China To Increase

Maoming City Maonan Sangao Fine Breeding Base, one of China’s largest tilapia hatcheries, has attained Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certification. The hatchery’s certification will likely increase the availability of three- and four-star BAP tilapia from China. Groups are capable of offering four-star BAP product if the product originates from BAP-certified hatcheries, feed mills, farms and processing plants. It’s the highest designation in the BAP third-party certification program. The Fishin’ Company, one of the world’s largest tilapia importers, sponsored Maoming City Maonan Sangao Fine Breeding Base to apply for BAP certification. With the hatchery’s certification, the U.S.-based company will be capable … READ MORE “Availability Of Three-, Four-Star BAP Tilapia From China To Increase”

Mexico’s First Tilapia Farm Earns BAP Certification

January, 2015 Acuicola Gemso S.A. de C.V. is Mexico’s first tilapia farm to attain Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certification. A partner of U.S.-based Tropical Aquaculture Products, the farm, which earned BAP certification last month, uses a cage system in the Plutarco Elias Calles “El Novillo” Reservoir, located east of Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico. Founded nearly five years ago, Gemso partnered with Tropical early last year, when it began exporting fresh tilapia to the U.S. West Coast. The farm is situated only 16 hours from Los Angeles by truck. The fish are processed at a nearby plant equipped to process deep-skinned, fully … READ MORE “Mexico’s First Tilapia Farm Earns BAP Certification”

Europe’s First Tilapia Farm Earns BAP Certification

May, 2014 R.H. Ward (Welton) Ltd.’s tilapia farm, The Fish Company, in the United Kingdom is Europe’s first tilapia farm to attain Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certification, the Global Aquaculture Alliance announced at Seafood Expo Global in Brussels, Belgium, on May 6. It’s also the United Kingdom’s first aquaculture farm to achieve the distinction. Located in Welton Cliff, Lincolnshire, the farm, which has been in operation since 2007, earned BAP certification in April. The tilapia are reared in a centrally heated recirculating system inside in a custom-built 1080-square-meter facility heated by a waste-wood biomass boiler and partially powered by a … READ MORE “Europe’s First Tilapia Farm Earns BAP Certification”

First Honduras Tilapia Plant Earns BAP Certification

November, 2012 The Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) program welcomes Aquafinca Saint Peter Fish SA as its first certified tilapia processing plant in Honduras. Aquafinca Saint Peter Fish SA — which is located at San Francisco de Yojoa, Cortes, Honduras — is owned by the Regal Springs Tilapia Group. This is also the first Regal Springs’ facility to receive BAP certification. The Honduras operation includes a hatchery, growout farms, a processing plant and a fishmeal and biodiesel plant. Built in 2003, the processing plant has an annual capacity of 30,000 metric tons whole weight equivalent. All fish are transported live from … READ MORE “First Honduras Tilapia Plant Earns BAP Certification”

BAP Celebrates Second Anniversary Of Tilapia Certification

December, 2010 As the year 2011 begins, the Best Aquaculture Practices program will celebrate the second anniversary of the first tilapia farm certified to the BAP standards. Elite Aquaculture Co., Ltd., a large, vertically integrated farm located in Guangxi Province in southeastern China, was initially certified in January of 2009. It now produces 6,000 metric tons of tilapia a year, largely in cages on the man-made Xiaojiang Reservoir. “We salute Elite Aquaculture for its pioneering attitude and continued efforts as a responsible tilapia producer,” said George Chamberlain, president of the Global Aquaculture Alliance. GAA, the leading standards-setting organization for farmed … READ MORE “BAP Celebrates Second Anniversary Of Tilapia Certification”