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Jiangsu Province Farm Is World’s First BAP-Certified Topmouth Culter and Oriental River Prawn Farm

Add two more species of finfish and shellfish to the list of species represented by the industry-leading Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) third-party certification program. China’s Jiangsu Kuntai Agriculture Development Co. Ltd. has earned BAP certification for its farm producing topmouth culter (Culter alburnus) and Oriental river prawn (Macrobrachium nipponense), the Global Aquaculture Alliance announced on April 12. The farm is located in Jiangning district, Nanjing city, Jiangsu province. A ceremony was held on April 7 to celebrate the accomplishment. This is the second BAP-U.S. Soy Sustainability Assurance Protocol (SSAP) project supported by the U.S. Soybean Export Council and Fishery & … READ MORE “Jiangsu Province Farm Is World’s First BAP-Certified Topmouth Culter and Oriental River Prawn Farm”



Updated BAP Farm Standard Includes New Requirements on Antimicrobials, Social Accountability, Wildlife Protection

Issue 3.0 of the Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) Farm Standard has been released to the public, the Global Aquaculture Alliance announced on March 1. The renamed BAP Farm Standard replaces Issue 2.4 of the BAP Finfish and Crustacean Farm Standard and adds a number of new requirements under BAP’s four pillars of sustainability — food safety, social accountability, environmental responsibility and animal welfare. The new standard covers all feed-fed finfish and crustacean species. However, separate sets of standards continue to exist for salmonids raised in marine net pens (covered by the BAP Salmon Farm Standard) and unfed mollusk species such … READ MORE “Updated BAP Farm Standard Includes New Requirements on Antimicrobials, Social Accountability, Wildlife Protection”



Totoaba, Pacific Red Snapper Processing Plant Achieves BAP Certification

Congratulations to Mexico’s Earth Ocean Farms for becoming the world’s first Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP)-certified processing plant to process totoaba (Totoaba macdonaldi), a large member of the drum family that is endemic to the Gulf of California. Located in La Paz, Mexico, the processing plant also handles Pacific red snapper (Lutjanus peru). The totoaba and red snapper are farmed in submersible sea pens off the coast of Baja Sur.  Earth Ocean Farms is fully integrated. The company rears fingerlings in its own hatchery from carefully selected broodstock. Once the fingerlings reach optimal size, they are stocked at the company’s well-situated … READ MORE “Totoaba, Pacific Red Snapper Processing Plant Achieves BAP Certification”

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Jiangsu Province Farm Is World’s First BAP-Certified Yellow Catfish Farm

Congratulations to Liyang Qianmatang Chenqiang Special Aquaculture Co. Ltd. for becoming the world’s first Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP)-certified yellow catfish farm.   Located in China’s Jiangsu province, the farm, known as Chenqiang farm, raises yellow catfish (Pelteobagrus fulvidraco) using the In Pond Raceway System (IPRS) developed and promoted globally by the U.S. Soybean Export Council (USSEC). In July 2020, Chenqiang farm, which has more than a decade of experience in breeding and farming yellow catfish, partnered with USSEC and the Global Aquaculture Alliance, which owns the BAP third-party certification program, to implement IPRS technology on its farm. The project is also … READ MORE “Jiangsu Province Farm Is World’s First BAP-Certified Yellow Catfish Farm”



Despite Pandemic, BAP Program Grows, Ending 2020 With 2,918 Facilities

In a year wrought with challenges and disruptions brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Global Aquaculture Alliance applauds its supporters for remaining committed to responsible aquaculture and the Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) third-party certification program. In 2020, the BAP program grew 10.7 percent, ending the year with 2,918 BAP-certified facilities in 39 countries, GAA announced on Jan. 11. Of the 2,918 BAP-certified facilities, 2,030 are farms, 399 are processing plants, 51 are processing plants engaged in re-processing, 299 are hatcheries and 139 are feed mills, and an additional 364 BAP-certified facilities are farms are currently in fallow. The 2,918 … READ MORE “Despite Pandemic, BAP Program Grows, Ending 2020 With 2,918 Facilities”

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Mercadona Is First Spain-Based Retailer to Accept BAP Seafood

Mercadona has become the first Spain-based retailer to recognize the Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) third-party certification program, the Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) announced on Dec. 21. Mercadona has added BAP to its farmed seafood sourcing policy and will accept the program as a means of compliance for suppliers. “Mercadona works closely with several national and international organizations aimed at sharing best practices, mutual learning and making progress in sustainability with a firm focus on the supply chain at all times,” said Yasmina Santos of Mercadona. “Having just started to represent BAP in Spain, I’m delighted that Mercadona was so quick to make … READ MORE “Mercadona Is First Spain-Based Retailer to Accept BAP Seafood”



BAP’s COVID-19 Blog: GAA Delivers Inclusive Audit Solutions for BAP Customers

Editor’s note: The Best Aquaculture practices (BAP) third-party certification program is keeping its stakeholders up to date on announcements related to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in this blog. Please check back here regularly for information. November 3, 2020: GAA Delivers Inclusive Audit Solutions for BAP Customers After successfully implementing accredited remote auditing for farms, hatcheries and feed mills early this year, the Global Aquaculture Alliance’s Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) third-party certification program is rolling out remote auditing for the Seafood Processing Standard, Version 5.0 (SPS 5.0). Processing plants now have a pathway to accredited certification through three audit opportunities: onsite … READ MORE “BAP’s COVID-19 Blog: GAA Delivers Inclusive Audit Solutions for BAP Customers”