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Impressive January Sees 79 New BAP-Certified Facilities

Seventy-nine new processing plants, farms, hatcheries and feed mills worldwide attained Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certification in January, the Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) has announced. For the industry-leading BAP program, that’s the second highest monthly total to date, after November 2017’s total of 86 new facilities. January’s near-record sum comes as the number of BAP-certified facilities inches toward the 2,000-facility milestone, reaching 1,898 at the end of the month. Furthermore, of these facilities, 1,203 are farms, 398 are processing plants, 194 are hatcheries and 103 are feed mills. BAP-certified facilities also represent 32 countries and six continents. The BAP certification … READ MORE “Impressive January Sees 79 New BAP-Certified Facilities”

Lima Auditor Training Course Draws 41 Attendees

The Global Aquaculture Alliance’s (GAA) Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) division held a successful BAP auditor training course at the Crowne Plaza Lima in Lima, Peru, from Feb. 4 to 10. The course had a total of 41 attendees, including 26 auditors (18 of whom are new to the BAP program) and seven industry observers. Participants traveled from all over the world to attend the course, including Brazil, Canada, Chile, Ecuador, Mexico, Panama, Scotland and Vietnam. The course covered the BAP standards for processing plants, hatcheries, farms and feed mills. The course also included an update on a major tilapia producer … READ MORE “Lima Auditor Training Course Draws 41 Attendees”

First Singapore Facility Earns BAP Certification

First Singapore Facility Earns BAP Certification

Add Singapore to the list of countries with a Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP)-certified processing plant, farm, hatchery or feed mill. The Barramundi Asia Pte. Ltd. processing plant in Singapore recently earned BAP certification. It’s the first facility in Singapore to attain BAP certification. Located in Singapore’s Jurong Fishery Port, the plant processes barramundi (Lates calcarifer) raised in its sea cages off Pulau Semakau (also known as Semakau Island), which is situated south of the main island of Singapore, off the Straits of Singapore. Established in 2007, the Barramundi Asia also operate a nursery in the area. Currently, there are BAP-certified … READ MORE “First Singapore Facility Earns BAP Certification”

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BAP Closes Out 2017 with 1,850 Certified Facilities

The industry-leading Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) third-party certification program ended 2017 on a high note, closing out the year with 1,850 BAP-certified farms, processing plants, hatcheries and feed mills. That’s a 18.7 percent jump from the same time a year ago. Of the 1,850 BAP-certified facilities, 1,169 are farms, 388 are processing plants, 191 are hatcheries and 102 are feed mills, located in 31 countries and six continents. The 1,000-plus farms produce more than 1.8 million metric tons of finfish and shellfish annually, predominately shrimp, salmon, tilapia, pangasius, catfish and mussels. In addition to the steady growth this year, the … READ MORE “BAP Closes Out 2017 with 1,850 Certified Facilities”

BAP’s supply chain transparency program

BAP Sheds Light on Supply Chain Transparency Program

Best Aquaculture Practices endorsers can work with the BAP market development team to gain visibility into their supply chains through BAP’s supply chain transparency program.

Pacific Seafood's Quilcene Bay oyster facility

Pacific Seafood is World’s First to Offer Four-Star BAP Oysters

Pacific Seafood, one of North America’s largest seafood companies, is the world’s first company to offer four-star Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) oysters. Four-star is the highest designation in the BAP third-party certification program. For “fed” species, it signifies that a product originated from a BAP-certified processing plant, was sourced from a BAP-certified farm, and has utilized seed and feed from BAP-certified hatcheries and feed mills. Oysters feed naturally on phytoplankton in the seawater, and therefore do not require feed from a feed mill, but because BAP’s mollusk farm standards contain many specifications for responsible stocking rates and monitoring of natural … READ MORE “Pacific Seafood is World’s First to Offer Four-Star BAP Oysters”

BAP’s supply chain transparency program

Number of BAP-Certified Facilities Hits 1,864

The number of Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP)-certified facilities reached 1,864 through the first 11 months of 2017, the Global Aquaculture Alliance announced in mid-December. With one month to go in 2017, the number BAP-certified facilities is up nearly 20% from the end of 2016. Of the 1,864 BAP-certified facilities, 1,133 are farms, 442 are processing plants, 192 are hatcheries and 97 are feed mills, located in 31 countries and six continents. The 1,000-plus farms produce 1.82 million metric tons of finfish and shellfish annually, predominately shrimp, salmon, tilapia, pangasius, catfish and mussels. End-of-the-year statistics will be released in mid-January. In … READ MORE “Number of BAP-Certified Facilities Hits 1,864”