Best Aquaculture Practices

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BioMar Tongwei General Manager Alan Xiaoqing Qian

BioMar-Tongwei JV Is First in China to Offer BAP Feed for Trout, Turbot

BioMar Tongwei (Wuxi) Biotech Co. Ltd. is China’s first feed mill producing feed for trout and turbot to earn Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certification, the Global Aquaculture Alliance announced on Nov. 20. BioMar Tongwei (Wuxi) Biotech Co. Ltd. is a joint venture between Danish feed giant BioMar Group A/S and Chinese feed manufacturer Tongwei Co. Ltd. BAP certification comes only about six months after the facility’s first extrusion line was inaugurated; the facility is located in Wuxi, near Shanghai. In addition to trout and turbot, the facility produces feed for sturgeon as well as locally popular species like largemouth bass … READ MORE “BioMar-Tongwei JV Is First in China to Offer BAP Feed for Trout, Turbot”



New Edition of Seafood Processing Standard Addresses Outsourcing, Food Safety, Environmental Monitoring, Employee Health and Safety

The latest edition of the Seafood Processing Standard (SPS), which incorporates multiple clarifications and updates since the previous edition, has been released, the Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) third-party certification program announced on Nov. 16. SPS Issue 5.1 replaces SPS Issue 5.0, which was released in February 2019, and is mandatory for all facilities pursuing certification or re-certification beginning Jan. 16, 2021. SPS Issue 5.1 provides clarity on the outsourcing of processing, environmental monitoring and food-product testing and on food safety as it pertains to canning, thermal processing and other specialty processing methods. SPS Issue 5.1 also strengthens employee rights and protection. … READ MORE “New Edition of Seafood Processing Standard Addresses Outsourcing, Food Safety, Environmental Monitoring, Employee Health and Safety”



BAP’s COVID-19 Blog: GAA Delivers Inclusive Audit Solutions for BAP Customers

Editor’s note: The Best Aquaculture practices (BAP) third-party certification program is keeping its stakeholders up to date on announcements related to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in this blog. Please check back here regularly for information. November 3, 2020: GAA Delivers Inclusive Audit Solutions for BAP Customers After successfully implementing accredited remote auditing for farms, hatcheries and feed mills early this year, the Global Aquaculture Alliance’s Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) third-party certification program is rolling out remote auditing for the Seafood Processing Standard, Version 5.0 (SPS 5.0). Processing plants now have a pathway to accredited certification through three audit opportunities: onsite … READ MORE “BAP’s COVID-19 Blog: GAA Delivers Inclusive Audit Solutions for BAP Customers”

Nova Austral Aracena 19 Salmon Farm

Nova Austral Salmon Farm Site Attains BAP Certification

The Global Aquaculture Alliance on July 14 welcomed Nova Austral S.A. into the Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) third-party certification program with the certification of the company’s Aracena 19 salmon farm site in Región de Magallanes at the southern tip of Chile. The new management team at Nova Austral has worked tirelessly since late last year to ensure that Aracena 19 was prepared for its audit, conducted by SAI Global in early June. All farms audited against the BAP standards are held to the same degree of scrutiny for environmental responsibility, social accountability, animal welfare, food safety and traceability. Aracena 19 … READ MORE “Nova Austral Salmon Farm Site Attains BAP Certification”



BAP Is First Certification Program to Apply for SSCI Recognition

The Global Aquaculture Alliance’s Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certification program has submitted a benchmark application to The Consumer Goods Forum’s (CGF) Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative (SSCI), the first step in receiving SSCI recognition as meeting industry expectations for third-party social compliance programs. BAP is the first certification program to apply. The SSCI was launched by the CGF in April 2018 to recognize third-party auditing programs that meet industry expectations on social sustainability and, in the future, environmental sustainability. The SSCI replaces the CGF’s Global Social Compliance Programme (GSCP) and was created by replicating the approach taken by the CGF’s Global … READ MORE “BAP Is First Certification Program to Apply for SSCI Recognition”



Raising the Bar for Responsible Aquafeed: BAP Releases New Feed Mill Standard

The Global Aquaculture Alliance on June 15 announced the release of Issue 3.0 of its Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) Feed Mill Standard. This widely adopted standard has been strengthened to reflect the growing reliance of aquaculture on responsibly produced feed. Expectations continue to rise for accountability in the sourcing of marine and terrestrial ingredients, and this is reflected in ever stricter sourcing requirements. BAP-certified feed mills are also being called on to play their part in combatting antimicrobial resistance by excluding the use of antibiotics designated by the World Health Organization (WHO) as critically important for human medicine. In addition, … READ MORE “Raising the Bar for Responsible Aquafeed: BAP Releases New Feed Mill Standard”

Chinese crayfish

Deyan Is World’s First To Offer Two-Star BAP Crayfish

The Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) is pleased to announce that China’s Deyan Aquatic Products & Food Co. Ltd. is the world’s first company eligible to offer two-star Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) crayfish. Deyan earned the distinction when two of its processing plants, and two of its farms attained BAP certification in the spring, despite the COVID-19 pandemic. Deyan is located in central China’s Hubei province, an area hard hit by COVID-19. Once local travel restrictions were lifted and risks were assessed, audits were conducted, and the facilities passed the audits with 100 percent compliance, as required by the BAP third-party … READ MORE “Deyan Is World’s First To Offer Two-Star BAP Crayfish”