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Oceanpick Barramundi Farm First in Sri Lanka to Land BAP

                      Add Sri Lanka to the list of countries with a Best Aquaculture Practices-certified facility. Sri Lanka became the 34th country with a BAP-certified facility in mid-March with the BAP certification of Oceanpick Pvt. Ltd.’s barramundi farm. The barramundi, which is also knows as Asian sea bass, is grown in floating cages about 12 miles off the coast of Trincomalee in northeastern Sri Lanka. Founded in 2012, Oceanpick is the only offshore aquaculture operation in Sri Lanka, billing itself as South Asia’s first-ever commercial-scale offshore barramundi farm. Oceanpick is a … READ MORE “Oceanpick Barramundi Farm First in Sri Lanka to Land BAP”

BAP Spotlight Story: Humpty Doo Barramundi

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 Humpty Doo Barramundi, a family-owned barramundi business in Australia. What inspired you to become involved in the seafood industry? The family behind Humpty Doo Barramundi was inspired to join the seafood industry because we are passionate about fish — catching fish, eating fish and now farming fish! While we now spend more time growing fish than catching it, we still enjoy eating our saltwater barramundi. Bob and Dan Richards, the father-son duo actively involved … READ MORE “BAP Spotlight Story: Humpty Doo Barramundi”

First Singapore Facility Earns BAP Certification

First Singapore Facility Earns BAP Certification

Add Singapore to the list of countries with a Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP)-certified processing plant, farm, hatchery or feed mill. The Barramundi Asia Pte. Ltd. processing plant in Singapore recently earned BAP certification. It’s the first facility in Singapore to attain BAP certification. Located in Singapore’s Jurong Fishery Port, the plant processes barramundi (Lates calcarifer) raised in its sea cages off Pulau Semakau (also known as Semakau Island), which is situated south of the main island of Singapore, off the Straits of Singapore. Established in 2007, the Barramundi Asia also operate a nursery in the area. Currently, there are BAP-certified … READ MORE “First Singapore Facility Earns BAP Certification”