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Honduran shrimp producers

Leading Honduran Producers To Pilot Draft Area Management Standard

Grupo Granjas Marinas S.A. and Seajoy (Deli) Group, have reached a landmark agreement in Choluteca, Honduras, to collaborate in piloting the Global Aquaculture Alliance’s draft Biosecurity Area Management Standard. The two Honduran shrimp producers have a number of farms adjacent or in close proximity to each other in the Gulf of Fonseca and therefore face similar disease challenges. “The draft standard is an excellent platform for us to base our collaboration and examine the mutual benefits we can achieve. Our success will attract more producers to join and we welcome that,” said Brad Price, VP of Seajoy (Deli) Group. Shrimp … READ MORE “Leading Honduran Producers To Pilot Draft Area Management Standard”

BAP Biosecurity Area Management Standards

FEDEACUA, Colombia To Pilot Draft Biosecurity Area Management Standard

The Global Aquaculture Alliance and Federación Colombiana De Acuicultores (FEDEACUA) are delighted to announce the Best Aquaculture Practices’ first pilot of the draft BAP Biosecurity Area Management Standards. FEDEACUA, the Colombian federation of aquaculture, has asked that Reservoir Betania tilapia farmers undergo the pilot and implement the draft BAP Biosecurity Area Management Standards. The standard lays out how farmers and other entities within a defined productive aquaculture area can best work together to prevent or mitigate threats from disease. Click here to read the draft aquaculture standards. Reservoir Betania is located in Huila province in southwest Colombia. Some 74 square kilometers in size, … READ MORE “FEDEACUA, Colombia To Pilot Draft Biosecurity Area Management Standard”

BAP Biosecurity Area Management Standards Available for Public Comment

The 60-day public comment period for the Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) biosecurity area management standards, released in late November, has been extended by 14 days, the Global Aquaculture Alliance has announced. The new deadline to submit comments is Feb. 12, 2017. The new standards focus primarily on the prevention and control of pathogenic organisms and the diseases they cause through the implementation of cohesive area-wide management. The standards apply to groups of cooperating farms that nurture a collective, risk-mitigating model of good governance across a defined aquaculture area. They are not species-specific and cover all production methods, including flow-through, partial exchange, … READ MORE “BAP Biosecurity Area Management Standards Available for Public Comment”