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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”

BAP Spotlight Story: TOBA Tilapia

The Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) program’s “Spotlight Stories” highlight BAP-certified facilities around the world and the stories of the people behind them. This Spotlight Story features TOBA Tilapia in Indonesia. What inspired you to become involved in the seafood industry? With demand rising and many marine fish stocks already overfished, nearly half of all seafood now comes from aquaculture, which has grown at a double-digit clip for decades. Aquaculture has one big advantage over land animals, which is we feed them a lot less. So it’s an ideal animal protein source to feeding the growing world population, with the least … READ MORE “BAP Spotlight Story: TOBA Tilapia”

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Extensive Black Tiger Shrimp Farm in Indonesia Earns BAP Certification

The Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) third-party certification program is proud to announce that Rai Seafoods Limited and the Anggana Farmer Association of Indonesia have earned BAP certification. Rai Seafoods’ network of extensive black tiger shrimp farms in East Kalimantan, Borneo, attained BAP certification in early April. In total, eight sub-groups consisting of 31 farms were certified as a group under the new Farm and Hatchery Group Program Policy and Control Document Issue 1.0, which was released in December 2018. This is the first set of farms certified under the latest version of this policy and control document. Initially, the farms … READ MORE “Extensive Black Tiger Shrimp Farm in Indonesia Earns BAP Certification”

BAP Staff Spotlight: Katie Butler

Tell us a little about your background – where did you go to school? What was your major? Since I can remember I have been fascinated by the ocean and all the life within it. This curiosity led me to the University of New Hampshire (UNH) where I’ve completed a degree in Marine, Estuary, and Freshwater Biology. After graduation I had the opportunity to work as a teacher of oceanography, a naturalist in ecology, and in the field of environmental toxicology. Why are you passionate about this industry? Growing up on the coast of Maine I was always surrounded by … READ MORE “BAP Staff Spotlight: Katie Butler”

BAP Adds 156 New Facilities in First Quarter of 2019

The industry-leading Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) third-party certification program added 156 new facilities to the program in the first quarter of 2019, ending with a total of 2,430 facilities in 34 countries and six continents. Of the 2,430 BAP-certified facilities, 1,642 are farms, 379 are processing plants, 44 are re-processing plants, 240 are hatcheries and 125 are feed mills. The 1,642 farms represent about 1.65 million metric tons of production annually. In addition to the program continuing its growth, there was also a first in the first quarter — Sri Lanka’s first BAP-certified farm, Oceanpick Pvt. Ltd. Demonstrating the industry’s … READ MORE “BAP Adds 156 New Facilities in First Quarter of 2019”

BAP Spotlight Story: DATAJ Aquafarm Inc.

The Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) program’s “Spotlight Series” highlights BAP-certified producers around the world and the stories of the people behind them. This Spotlight Story features DATAJ Aquafarm Inc., a shrimp farm in the Philippines. Questions answered by Marian Cristi Tamayo, President of DATAJ. What inspired you to become involved in the seafood industry? There are several considerations to describe my inspiration to becoming involved in the seafood industry. First is family. It is my grandfather who is a farmer and a fisherman, and that ignited everything. It is through farming and fishing that he fed his family, including my father Danilo … READ MORE “BAP Spotlight Story: DATAJ Aquafarm Inc.”