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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”

What BAP-Certified Facilities are Saying About Us

Initial results from a survey conducted by the Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) program show the benefits facilities have experienced from becoming BAP certified. Among the most common benefits facilities mentioned are increased sales and access to new markets, improved business practices and increased customer trust. The infographic below shows testimonials from some of the facilities that participated in the survey. More than 40 responses have been received so far, and BAP is still looking for feedback. There are currently two surveys being conducted for BAP-certified facilities. If you are a BAP-certified facility and are interested in taking a survey, they … READ MORE “What BAP-Certified Facilities are Saying About Us”

BAP Spotlight Story: Hainan Xiangtai Fishery Co., Ltd

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 Angelina Liu, who works for Hainan Xiangtai Fishery Co., Ltd. Located in the province of Hainan in China, they are capable of offering four-star BAP tilapia. What inspired you to become involved in the seafood industry? I grew up in a seafood family. My dad started a seafood business in 1988. Therefore, I had fish for almost every meal growing up. As the time passed, I learned to recognize many types of fish. This … READ MORE “BAP Spotlight Story: Hainan Xiangtai Fishery Co., Ltd”

Control Union Peru Is BAP’s Sixth Accredited Certification Body

Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) has added Control Union Peru (CUP) to its team of independent, third-party certification bodies (CBs), making it the sixth CB accredited to audit and certify aquaculture facilities against the BAP standards, the Global Aquaculture Alliance announced in late July. “We are pleased to have Control Union Peru join our program as an experienced certification body. CUP operates on a global scale and are starting strong with 13 auditors already capable of auditing against all BAP standards,” said Ali Blais, BAP operations manager. “To date, Control Union Peru has been a real pleasure to work with, and … READ MORE “Control Union Peru Is BAP’s Sixth Accredited Certification Body”

BAP to Hold Workshop in India on Antibiotic Control, Residue Testing

Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) is holding a one-day workshop on antibiotic control and residue testing for quality control managers and technicians working in BAP-certified processing plants in India that are capable of offering two-star BAP shrimp and above. Antibiotic control in India has been a key issue raised by the European Union, and BAP is organizing the event to support its certified facilities. The workshop will be held at The Gateway Hotel in Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh, on Saturday, July 28. Leading the workshop will be Panchu Duraisamy, BAP country coordinator for India. To sign up, contact him at panchu.duraisamy@bapcertification.org. Workshop instructors will … READ MORE “BAP to Hold Workshop in India on Antibiotic Control, Residue Testing”

One-Week BAP Seafood Promotion on JD.com a Success

  Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) has just wrapped up a successful one-week promotion with e-commerce giant JD.com that resulted in $60,000 dollars in sales of BAP seafood. The promotion stems from an agreement that the Global Aquaculture Alliance, which administers the BAP third-party aquaculture certification program, inked with JD.com in March 2017 in which the two parties pledged to work together to raise awareness of responsible aquaculture and food safety amongst Chinese consumers. The promotion, which kicked off on July 9, featured a special webpage on JD.com that spotlighted 15 seafood products originating from BAP-certified facilities, which can include processing … READ MORE “One-Week BAP Seafood Promotion on JD.com a Success”

BAP Making Inroads in China’s Crawfish Sector

Congratulations to China’s Hong Hu Fishery Aquatic Products & Food Ltd. Its crawfish processing plant has attained Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certification. Hong Hu is only the third crawfish processing plant in China and the fifth crawfish facility overall to earn the distinction. A crawfish farm in China and a crawfish processing plant in Egypt are also BAP certified. Hong Hu is owned by Deyan Aquatic Group, and its processing plant is located in Honghu city, Hubei province. “We have always adhered to the high standard of quality and safety management philosophy and are committed to improving the environment of … READ MORE “BAP Making Inroads in China’s Crawfish Sector”