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Acuinova Chile Earns BAP Certification

July, 2013 The Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) in late July congratulated Acuinova Chile S.A. for achieving Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certification. Acuinova Chile joins Nova Austral and a number of other Pescanova Group seafood processing plants in receiving BAP certification. Nova Austral’s salmon processing plant in Porvenir, Chile, earned BAP certification late last month. Acuinova Chile is located in Puerto Chacabuco-Aysen, Chile, in Region XI. The processing plant earned BAP certification on July 15. Acuinova Chile produces more than 35,000 metric tons of Atlantic salmon annually. The product is sold primarily to retail and foodservice customers in the European Union, … READ MORE “Acuinova Chile 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”

Chile’s Nova Austral Attains BAP Certification

The Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) in mid-July congratulated Nova Austral S.A. for achieving Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certification. Nova Austral’s salmon processing plant located in Porvenir, Chile — in Region XII — earned BAP certification on June 27. Nova Austral is one of Chile´s largest salmon producers, processing more than 20,000 metric tons of Atlantic salmon annually. The product is sold primarily to retail and foodservice customers in the European Union, North America, Japan, Russia, China, Southeast Asia and Latin America. The plant produces fresh and frozen salmon in a variety of product forms, including fillets, portions, blocks, H&G and … READ MORE “Chile’s Nova Austral Attains BAP Certification”

Skuna Bay Salmon Processor Attains BAP Certification

July, 2013 The Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) in early July applauded Walcan Seafood Ltd. for achieving Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certification. Walcan Seafood is the exclusive processor of Skuna Bay Vancouver Island Craft Raised Salmon. Walcan Seafood’s processing plant on Quadra Island, British Columbia, earned BAP certification on July 2, joining the BAP-certified farms that produce Skuna Bay Salmon, which are owned and operated by Grieg Seafood BC Ltd. The first four farms that produce Skuna Bay Salmon earned BAP certification in December 2011. “We have always said that we are committed to meeting and upholding the Best Aquaculture Practices … READ MORE “Skuna Bay Salmon Processor Attains BAP Certification”

Marine Harvest Canada Earns Three-Star BAP Certification

July, 2013 The Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) in early July congratulated Marine Harvest Canada (MHC) for becoming British Columbia’s first salmon company to achieve three-star Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certification. On July 3, MHC’s Port Hardy processing plant earned BAP certification, joining the company’s BAP-certified salmon farms and the Skretting Canada feed mill from which it sources feed. The first five Marine Harvest Canada salmon farm sites earned BAP certification in 2012, the same year that Skretting Canada’s two feed mills in British Columbia and New Brunswick attained the distinction. “Since the third-party audited BAP seafood processing plant standards meet … READ MORE “Marine Harvest Canada Earns Three-Star BAP Certification”

Chile’s Blumar Earns Three-Star BAP Certification

June, 2013 The Global Aquaculture Alliance announced in early June that Blumar S.A. is the third salmon company in Chile to achieve three-star Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certification. Blumar’s processing plant in Concepcion, Chile, recently earned BAP certification, joining the company’s 11 BAP-certified salmon farm sites and the four BAP-certified feed mills from which it sources feed — Biomar Chile S.A.’s Planta Castro and Planta Pargua facilities, EWOS Chile Alimentos Ltda. and Nutreco Chile S.A.’s Orsorno facility. Located in Chile’s Region XI, Blumar’s 11 farms collectively produce about 4,500 metric tons of salmon per cycle. The fish are marketed in the United … READ MORE “Chile’s Blumar Earns Three-Star BAP Certification”

Chile’s Multiexport Foods Earns Two-Star BAP Certification

May, 2013 The Global Aquaculture Alliance announced in early May that Multiexport Foods S.A. has achieved two-star Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certification. Six Multiexport salmon farms in Chile recently earned BAP certification, joining the company’s processing plant in Puerto Montt, Chile, which was the world’s first salmon processing plant to receive BAP certification in January 2012. Located in Chile’s Region XI, the six farm sites – Izaza, Polla, Refugio, Simpson, Williams and Wickham — collectively produce more than 20,000 metric tons of salmon annually. The fish are marketed throughout the Americas, mainly in the United States and Brazil, to both retail and foodservice … READ MORE “Chile’s Multiexport Foods Earns Two-Star BAP Certification”