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BAP Program Grows 29 Percent in 2018

BAP Program Grows 29 Percent in 2018

It’s official. The industry-leading Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) third-party certification program closed out 2018 on a high note, finishing up the year with 2,287 BAP-certified facilities worldwide. Of the 2,287 BAP-certified facilities, 1,534 are farms, 370 are processing plants, 45 are re-processing plants, 220 are hatcheries and 118 are feed mills. Additionally, there are 245 farms that were previously BAP-certified but are currently in fallow. The 1,500-plus farms represent more than 1.5 million metric tons of production annually. Demonstrating the industry’s long-term commitment to responsible aquaculture, the BAP program has more than tripled in size in the past four years, growing from … READ MORE “BAP Program Grows 29 Percent in 2018”

Scottish Salmon Company

Two Stars for The Scottish Salmon Company

With the certification of two of its processing plants, The Scottish Salmon Company is the first salmon producer in the United Kingdom eligible to offer two-star Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) salmon. The company’s processing plants at Marybank in Stornoway and at Loch Fyne in Cairndow. This announcement comes about six months after The Scottish Salmon Company became the UK’s first salmon producer to be awarded BAP certification for all its marine farm sites, which total 46. “Our processing facilities at Marybank and Cairndow are incredibly important to our operations. To be awarded a two-star certification just six months after our … READ MORE “Two Stars for The Scottish Salmon Company”

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Impressive Year as Number of BAP-Certified Facilities Nears 1,800

The number of Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP)-certified facilities jumped 3.3 percent from October to November but fell just shy of 1,800 through the first 10 months of 2017, the Global Aquaculture Alliance announced in mid-November. It’s been an impressive year of growth for the BAP third-party certification program, with the number BAP-certified facilities hitting 1,794 through the first 10 months of this year, a 15 percent jump from the end of last year. Of the 1,794 BAP-certified facilities, 1,084 are farms, 430 are processing plants, 186 are hatcheries and 94 are feed mills, located in 31 countries and six continents. … READ MORE “Impressive Year as Number of BAP-Certified Facilities Nears 1,800”

oysters and scallops BAP certification

Lima To Host Next BAP Auditor Training Course

The Global Aquaculture Alliance’s (GAA) Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) division invites new auditor candidates and returning auditors requiring refresher training to attend a BAP auditor training course in Lima, Peru, from Feb. 4 to 10, 2018. The course is also open to industry observers, including government officials, producers and other industry stakeholders who wish to learn more about the BAP certification standards and auditing process. The course will cover all BAP standards: • Seafood Processing Standards: Issue 4, Rev 2, December 2015 • Finfish and Crustacean Farm Standards: Issue 2, Revision 3 November 2016 • Mollusk Farm Standards: Standard Version … READ MORE “Lima To Host Next BAP Auditor Training Course”