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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 Staff Spotlight: Glorya Alexander

Tell us a little about your background – where did you go to school? What was your major? When I was little, my aunt used to take me to Provincetown, MA for summer vacation and we would spend the entire summer by the ocean. It was there I fell in love with the ocean and everything that surrounded it. I went to college as a Marine Biology major like so many do at the University of New England in Biddeford, Maine, but wasn’t sure if that was the right major for me. I changed my major to Aquaculture and Aquarium … READ MORE “BAP Staff Spotlight: Glorya Alexander”

BAP’s supply chain transparency program

Number of BAP-Certified Facilities Hits 2,155

With the first 10 months of 2018 in the books, the Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) is pleased to announce that the number of Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP)-certified facilities is up 21.2 percent this year. There were 2,155 BAP-certified processing plants, farms, hatcheries and feed mills at the end of October, including 1,451 farms, 372 processing plants, 217 hatcheries and 115 feed mills. That’s up from 1,778 BAP-certified facilities at the end of 2017. The 1,451 farms produce 1.5 million metric tons of seafood annually. At the end of 2017, there were 1,137 BAP-certified farms producing 1.2 million metric tons of seafood annually. … READ MORE “Number of BAP-Certified Facilities Hits 2,155”



Ten Reasons to Buy BAP Seafood

  Buy with confidence.  Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) is the world’s only aquaculture certification program that covers the entire production chain (hatcheries, feed mills, farms and processing plants). BAP also has the most comprehensive standards, which cover environmental responsibility, social responsibility, food safety and animal health and welfare. The BAP program is endorsed by retailers all over the world. Currently, more than 180 retail and foodservice brands worldwide are publicly committed to sourcing seafood responsibly from BAP-certified facilities. For a full list of retailers and foodservice operators, visit our marketplace page. 100% Compliance is required to become certified.  To become BAP-certified, … READ MORE “Ten Reasons to Buy BAP Seafood”

BAP’s supply chain transparency program

Number of BAP-Certified Facilities Hits 1,864

The number of Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP)-certified facilities reached 1,864 through the first 11 months of 2017, the Global Aquaculture Alliance announced in mid-December. With one month to go in 2017, the number BAP-certified facilities is up nearly 20% from the end of 2016. Of the 1,864 BAP-certified facilities, 1,133 are farms, 442 are processing plants, 192 are hatcheries and 97 are feed mills, located in 31 countries and six continents. The 1,000-plus farms produce 1.82 million metric tons of finfish and shellfish annually, predominately shrimp, salmon, tilapia, pangasius, catfish and mussels. End-of-the-year statistics will be released in mid-January. In … READ MORE “Number of BAP-Certified Facilities Hits 1,864”



Four Stars for Open Blue Cobia

Congratulations to Open Blue Sea Farm Panama S.A., the world’s first company capable of offering four-star Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) cobia. The company became eligible to offer four-star BAP cobia upon confirmation that it purchases feed from two BAP-certified feed mills, Biomar Aquacorporation Products S.A. in Costa Rica and Vitapro S.A. in Peru. The announcement comes less than seven months after Open Blue announced that its processing plant, farm and hatchery had attained BAP certification. The company is the first cobia producer to apply for and earn BAP certification. Four-star is the highest designation in the BAP program, signifying that … READ MORE “Four Stars for Open Blue Cobia”