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BAP Releases Video Featuring RAS Branzino Farm

As part of its producer spotlight initiative, the Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) program released a new video featuring BAP-certified producer Ideal Fish. Launched in 2013, Ideal Fish is uses a recirculating aquaculture system (RAS) to raise branzino, or European sea bass. The 63,000-square-foot facility is located in Waterbury, Conn., within close proximity to the major metropolitan U.S. East Coast markets. The video shines a light on the state-of-the-art RAS technology as well as Ideal Fish’s traceability initiatives and why they chose to get BAP certified. Says President and CEO Eric Pederson, “We were very interested from the beginning of the development of … READ MORE “BAP Releases Video Featuring RAS Branzino Farm”

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First for BAP: Sea Cucumber Producer in China Earns Certification

China’s Dalian Bangchuidao Seafood Co. Ltd., also known as Bangchuidao, is the world’s first Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP)-certified sea cucumber producer after successfully certifying its full production chain, including its hatchery, farm and processing plant. Because sea cucumbers rely on the natural productivity of their surrounding environment for feeding, Bangchuidao is authorized to use the BAP four-star logo, indicating that the full production chain is BAP certified. Bangchuidao is one of the first companies to convert traditional sea cucumber wild harvest into farming. By owning and developing the entire production chain, the company has been nationally recognized in China by … READ MORE “First for BAP: Sea Cucumber Producer in China Earns Certification”



Beijing-Based Supermarket Chain Commits to Sourcing BAP Seafood

Pictured from left to right are Liu Bo, Seafood Purchasing Manager, Sofly; Jane Bi, GAA Director of Asia Market Development; and Li Junqiang, General Manager, Fresh Food Division, Sofly. Beijing Shouhang Guoli Trading Co. has committed to sourcing seafood from Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP)-certified facilities for its Beijing-based supermarket chain, known as Sofly, as part of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) signed with the Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) on Nov. 14. Sofly agreed to start sourcing BAP seafood and to gradually expand the percentage of BAP seafood that it sources to strengthen its commitment to sustainable seafood. Sofly is a … READ MORE “Beijing-Based Supermarket Chain Commits to Sourcing BAP Seafood”

Industry Veteran Hired to Represent BAP in Germany, Austria, Switzerland

Please join the Global Aquaculture Alliance in welcoming Dr. Thomas Wilke to the organization. Wilke is the newest member of the Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) market development team, representing the BAP third-party certification program in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Wilke has a background in quality assurance and hygiene in the food-production sector and since 2018 has owned and operated his own consultancy, Lab Service Consulting GmbH in Gütersloh, Germany, where he lives with his family. Previously, he acted as general manager of NSF Erdmann Analytics GmbH. He has also served as general manager and partner at Labor Institut Dr. Erdmann … READ MORE “Industry Veteran Hired to Represent BAP in Germany, Austria, Switzerland”

BAP to Present at International Food Safety Conference for Latin America

Jeff Peterson, program integrity advisor for the Global Aquaculture Alliance’s Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) third-party certification program, is presenting at the International Food Safety Conference for Latin America in Guayaquil, Ecuador. Organized by NSF International and held at the Wyndham Hotel from Sept. 19 to 20, the event brings together food-safety experts from around the world, particularly Latin America, to discuss shared responsibilities and goals. This year’s theme is “Updating the Vision of Food Safety in an Evolving World.” This will be the seventh IFSC; the event has also been held in Chile, Brazil, Peru and Mexico. Peterson will give … READ MORE “BAP to Present at International Food Safety Conference for Latin America”

Redesigned BAP Logo Unveiled As Part Of Rebranding Campaign

The Global Aquaculture Alliance is proud to announce that its industry-leading third-party aquaculture certification program, Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP), has a new look. On July 25, GAA unveiled a redesigned BAP logo as part of a rebranding campaign that will officially roll out in October 2019. Since its inception in 2002, BAP has evolved and grown tremendously, and the rebranding campaign acknowledges the program’s journey from an industry-facing solution to a publicly recognized brand. The centerpiece of the rebranding campaign is a new BAP logo that is more consumer friendly and displays more clearly on pack, in print and online. … READ MORE “Redesigned BAP Logo Unveiled As Part Of Rebranding Campaign”

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China’s Hema Fresh Commits to Sourcing BAP Seafood

The Global Aquaculture Alliance has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Hema Fresh whereby the Chinese supermarket chain has incorporated GAA’s Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) into its sustainable seafood sourcing policy for its private label brand, Difresco. Hema Fresh, which is owned by Alibaba, has committed to sourcing BAP shrimp and pangasius and promoting the third-party certification program across its online and offline channels. Hema Fresh operates 160 brick-and-mortar stores throughout China and is part of the emerging “new retail” trend converging online and offline grocery shopping whereby groceries are delivered to customers’ homes or customers dine at one … READ MORE “China’s Hema Fresh Commits to Sourcing BAP Seafood”