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Four Stars for India’s Star Agro

Congratulations to India’s Star Agro Marine Exports Pvt. Ltd., the latest company to earn four-star Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) status. Four-star BAP status denotes that a product originates from BAP-certified processing plant, farm, hatchery and feed mill. It’s the highest designation in the BAP third-party certification program. Star Agro earned four-star BAP status upon confirmation that it sources feed from Avanti Feeds Limited, which recently earned BAP re-certification. Also BAP certified are Star Agro’s processing plant, three shrimp farms and two shrimp hatcheries — MAS Aqua Techniks Pvt. Ltd. and MSK Hatcheries — all in India. At the end of … READ MORE “Four Stars for India’s Star Agro”

Three Stars for Thailand’s Good Luck

Good Luck Products Co. Ltd. is the latest company to earn three-star Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) status, with the BAP certification of its Somrak shrimp hatchery in Thailand. Three-star BAP status denotes that a product originates from BAP-certified processing plant, farm and hatchery or feed mill. Also BAP certified are Good Luck’s processing plant and three sets of IOM (integrated operating module) shrimp farms, consisting of 19 farms, all in Thailand. Good Luck’s feed mill is currently pursuing BAP certification, which would give the company four-star BAP status, while a group of small shrimp farms in Mahachai, Thailand, is being … READ MORE “Three Stars for Thailand’s Good Luck”

Sanford Awarded BAP Certification For Salmon, Mussels

The Global Aquaculture Alliance has awarded its Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certification to Sanford’s production of king salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) and green lipped mussels (Perna canalicula), which are grown in Big Glory Bay, Stewart Island, New Zealand. “Sustainability is at the core of everything we do at Sanford,” said Volker Kuntzsch, Sanford CEO. “Earning BAP certification ties well into our company ethos. “For us this is about benchmarking ourselves against the rest of the world in farming and sustainability,” he added. “BAP certification means consumers can trust Sanford to deliver not only the best quality seafood but also know we … READ MORE “Sanford Awarded BAP Certification For Salmon, Mussels”

BAP’s Moya Presents At Aqua India 2016

Marcos Moya, Best Aquaculture Practices’ (BAP) market development manager-supply chain, presented at the Society of Aquaculture Professionals’ Aqua India 2016 conference in Vishakapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India, from January 29 to 30. India is a fast growing market for the BAP third-party certification program. There are more than 150 BAP-certified processing plants, farms, hatcheries and feed mills in India, where approximately 10 facilities per month are attaining BAP certification. Moya gave the final talk in a series of talks on responsible, sustainable aquaculture. He emphasized that third-party certification is becoming a key market requirement, pointing out that BAP is the world’s … READ MORE “BAP’s Moya Presents At Aqua India 2016”

Tropical-Sponsored Operation Is Brazil’s First To Enroll In iBAP

GeneSeas Aquacultura Ltda. is Brazil’s first operation to enroll in the Global Aquaculture Alliance’s iBAP program, and the latest operation that Tropical Aquaculture Products Inc. has sponsored to enroll in the iBAP program or apply for Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certification. U.S.-based Tropical Aquaculture has sponsored a total of 11 tilapia processing plants and farms in four countries (Brazil, Ecuador, Mexico and Colombia) to enroll in the iBAP program or apply for BAP certification. A long-time supporter of the BAP program, Tropical Aquaculture actively pushes the tilapia processing plants and farms that it contracts exclusively with to pursue BAP certification, … READ MORE “Tropical-Sponsored Operation Is Brazil’s First To Enroll In iBAP”

Chamberlain Delivers Aqua India 2016 Keynote Address

Global Aquaculture Alliance President Dr. George Chamberlain delivered the keynote address at the Society of Aquaculture Professionals’ (SAP) Aqua India 2016 conference in Vishakapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India, on January 29. After his presentation, Chamberlain (picture at right) was offered a lifetime membership to SAP. Also in attendance at Aqua India 2016 were Marcos Moya, market development manager for GAA’s Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) third-party certification program, and Panchu Duraisamy, BAP country coordinator in India. There are more than 150 BAP-certified facilities in India, where the number of BAP-certified facilities is growing at a faster rate than any other country. Chamberlain’s keynote address at the two-day … READ MORE “Chamberlain Delivers Aqua India 2016 Keynote Address”

MoU With Rubicon To Accelerate Availability Of Four-Star BAP Shrimp

Approximately 285 shrimp farms in India and Thailand will be encouraged to attain Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certification as part of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed by the Global Aquaculture Alliance and Rubicon Resources in early February. The MoU is intended to accelerate and grow the availability of four-star BAP shrimp. Four star denotes that a product originates from a BAP-certified processing plant, farm, hatchery and feed mill. With guidance, training and support from GAA and Rubicon, 100 Indian farms and 185 Thai farms will enroll in GAA’s iBAP improvement program to make the enhancements necessary to apply for … READ MORE “MoU With Rubicon To Accelerate Availability Of Four-Star BAP Shrimp”