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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 Workshop on Antibiotic Control, Residue Testing a Success

Around 65 quality control managers and technicians representing the majority of India’s leading processors and exporters turned out for a one-day Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP)-organized workshop on antibiotic control and residue testing. Held at The Gateway Hotel in Vijayawada on July 28, the workshop was held to support BAP-certified processing plants with antibiotic control and residue testing, of which there’s heightened awareness of in the European Union. The workshop kicked off with a presentation by Mr. D. Ramraj of HiBreeds Aquatics in Chennai titled “Antibiotic Residues in Farmed Shrimp: A Perspective on the Sources and their Control.” Ms. V. Nirmala … READ MORE “BAP Workshop on Antibiotic Control, Residue Testing a Success”

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”