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What BAP-Certified Facilities are Saying About Us

Initial results from a survey conducted by the Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) program show the benefits facilities have experienced from becoming BAP certified. Among the most common benefits facilities mentioned are increased sales and access to new markets, improved business practices and increased customer trust. The infographic below shows testimonials from some of the facilities that participated in the survey. More than 40 responses have been received so far, and BAP is still looking for feedback. There are currently two surveys being conducted for BAP-certified facilities. If you are a BAP-certified facility and are interested in taking a survey, they … READ MORE “What BAP-Certified Facilities are Saying About Us”

Control Union Peru Is BAP’s Sixth Accredited Certification Body

Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) has added Control Union Peru (CUP) to its team of independent, third-party certification bodies (CBs), making it the sixth CB accredited to audit and certify aquaculture facilities against the BAP standards, the Global Aquaculture Alliance announced in late July. “We are pleased to have Control Union Peru join our program as an experienced certification body. CUP operates on a global scale and are starting strong with 13 auditors already capable of auditing against all BAP standards,” said Ali Blais, BAP operations manager. “To date, Control Union Peru has been a real pleasure to work with, and … READ MORE “Control Union Peru Is BAP’s Sixth Accredited Certification Body”

One-Week BAP Seafood Promotion on JD.com a Success

  Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) has just wrapped up a successful one-week promotion with e-commerce giant JD.com that resulted in $60,000 dollars in sales of BAP seafood. The promotion stems from an agreement that the Global Aquaculture Alliance, which administers the BAP third-party aquaculture certification program, inked with JD.com in March 2017 in which the two parties pledged to work together to raise awareness of responsible aquaculture and food safety amongst Chinese consumers. The promotion, which kicked off on July 9, featured a special webpage on JD.com that spotlighted 15 seafood products originating from BAP-certified facilities, which can include processing … READ MORE “One-Week BAP Seafood Promotion on JD.com a Success”

Mid-Year Review: Number of BAP-Certified Facilities Up 14.3 Percent

With the first half of 2018 in the books, the Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) is pleased to announce that the number of Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP)-certified facilities is up 14.3 percent this year. At the end of June, there were 2,079 BAP-certified processing plants, farms, hatcheries and feed mills in 34 countries and six continents. That’s up from 1,819 at the end of 2017. Of the 2,079, 1,343 are farms, 411 are processing plants, 212 are hatcheries and 113 are feed mills. The BAP program reached a milestone in March when it surpassed the 2,000-facility mark for the first time. … READ MORE “Mid-Year Review: Number of BAP-Certified Facilities Up 14.3 Percent”

BAP Releases Second Supply Chain Transparency Video

The Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) third-party certification program recently launched a second video about its supply chain transparency technology. More than 150 retailers, foodservice operators and seafood suppliers worldwide are publicly committed to sourcing seafood responsibly from BAP-certified facilities. As a BAP endorser, companies have access free of charge to BAP’s supply chain transparency technology, which provides them with visibility into their supply chains. This process helps increase engagement throughout the production chain and increase the volume of products from BAP-certified facilities. The video launched this week provides an overview of the step-by-step process a BAP endorser goes through as … READ MORE “BAP Releases Second Supply Chain Transparency Video”

BAP Beta Tests Blockchain Traceability App

The Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) program is currently beta testing a blockchain traceability application that will be made available to BAP-certified facilities. Members of the BAP information technology team recently visited Kauai Shrimp’s processing plant and farm in Hawaii which are currently in the iBAP improver program. These facilities were selected for the beta test to prove that the application can be used for small farmers and producers. What is blockchain and how does this application work? Blockchain is an ever-growing set of data blocks, and each block records a collection of transactions. Blockchains distribute data across a group of … READ MORE “BAP Beta Tests Blockchain Traceability App”

Choose Certified Seafood for World Oceans Day

June 8th is World Oceans Day, a global day of celebration and collaboration established to create a better future for the world’s oceans. The oceans are the lifeblood of our planet. They cover nearly two-thirds of the Earth’s surface and contain 97% of the world’s water. They also produce half of the oxygen in the atmosphere and support the greatest biodiversity on Earth. Oceans are also the planet’s largest carbon reservoir, holding up to 54 times more carbon than the atmosphere! Not to mention they’re a primary source of the world’s food. More than 3.5 billion people around the world … READ MORE “Choose Certified Seafood for World Oceans Day”