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BAP’s COVID-19 Blog: GAA Delivers Successful Remote Audit Pilots During COVID-19 Pandemic

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. June 9, 2020: GAA Delivers Successful Remote Audit Pilots During COVID-19 Pandemic After continuous requests from facilities, suppliers and endorsers to continue delivering the full range of assurances in the Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) third-party certification program despite the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) is pleased to report that 66 remote pilot BAP audits were successfully conducted and completed on … READ MORE “BAP’s COVID-19 Blog: GAA Delivers Successful Remote Audit Pilots During COVID-19 Pandemic”



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?”

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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”



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”