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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”

Nova Austral Aracena 19 Salmon Farm

Nova Austral Salmon Farm Site Attains BAP Certification

The Global Aquaculture Alliance on July 14 welcomed Nova Austral S.A. into the Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) third-party certification program with the certification of the company’s Aracena 19 salmon farm site in Región de Magallanes at the southern tip of Chile. The new management team at Nova Austral has worked tirelessly since late last year to ensure that Aracena 19 was prepared for its audit, conducted by SAI Global in early June. All farms audited against the BAP standards are held to the same degree of scrutiny for environmental responsibility, social accountability, animal welfare, food safety and traceability. Aracena 19 … READ MORE “Nova Austral Salmon Farm Site Attains BAP Certification”



BAP Is First Certification Program to Apply for SSCI Recognition

The Global Aquaculture Alliance’s Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certification program has submitted a benchmark application to The Consumer Goods Forum’s (CGF) Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative (SSCI), the first step in receiving SSCI recognition as meeting industry expectations for third-party social compliance programs. BAP is the first certification program to apply. The SSCI was launched by the CGF in April 2018 to recognize third-party auditing programs that meet industry expectations on social sustainability and, in the future, environmental sustainability. The SSCI replaces the CGF’s Global Social Compliance Programme (GSCP) and was created by replicating the approach taken by the CGF’s Global … READ MORE “BAP Is First Certification Program to Apply for SSCI Recognition”



How do BAP Standards Address Food Safety?

June 7th marks World Food Safety Day, a day declared by the United Nations to draw global attention to the health consequences of contaminated food and water. At Best Aquaculture Practices, ensuring that farmed seafood is produced safely is something we take very seriously – in fact, food safety is one of the core pillars of the BAP program. Seafood – both wild and farmed – is considered some of the safest and most nutritious. However, as with any food production for human consumption, there are food safety hazards associated with producing seafood, and that’s what BAP standards aim to … READ MORE “How do BAP Standards Address Food Safety?”

Scottish Salmon Company Salmon Papillot

The Scottish Salmon Company Is First In Europe To Earn Four-Star BAP

The Scottish Salmon Company (SSC) is the United Kingdom’s and Europe’s first salmon producer to earn four-star Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) status. Sixteen of the company’s hatcheries recently earned BAP certification, the fourth and final step in attaining four-star BAP status, as facilities at each of the four levels of the aquaculture production chain are BAP certified. In early 2018, SSC became the UK’s first salmon producer to attain BAP certification for all its marine farm sites throughout the west coast of Scotland and Hebrides. Last that year, SSC became the UK’s first salmon producer to earn two-star BAP status … READ MORE “The Scottish Salmon Company Is First In Europe To Earn Four-Star BAP”



Bantianyao Is Latest Chinese Restaurant Chain To Endorse BAP

The Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) is pleased to announce that it has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Bantianyao whereby the Chinese restaurant chain has pledged to incorporate the Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) third-party certification program into its responsible seafood sourcing policy. The BAP program continues to make inroads in the Chinese market, with a total of 33 retail and foodservice companies in China committed to sourcing BAP seafood. As part of the MoU, Bantianyao has pledged to add BAP seafood to its preferential procurement list. Already, 100 percent of the catfish and pangasius that it sources originates from … READ MORE “Bantianyao Is Latest Chinese Restaurant Chain To Endorse BAP”



Shrimp Farmer First In Australia To Earn Four-Star BAP Status

The Global Aquaculture Alliance is pleased to announce that Seafarms Group Ltd. is the first Australian prawn company to achieve four-star Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certification across its entire aquaculture production chain. Seafarms is one of Australia’s largest producers of farmed prawns operating across four locations in northern Australia. The company’s annual production is around 1,500 tons and is distributed and sold nationally as Crystal Bay® prawns. BAP certification has been awarded across all Seafarms’ Queensland facilities, including its hatchery at Innisfail, its farms at Cardwell and Ingham, and its processing plant at Cardwell. Additionally, Seafarms sources feed from a BAP-certified feed … READ MORE “Shrimp Farmer First In Australia To Earn Four-Star BAP Status”