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BAP’s COVID-19 Blog: GAA Creates COVID-19 Guidance Document for Seafood Supply Chain

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. September 11, 2020: GAA Creates COVID-19 Guidance Document for Seafood Supply Chain Our team has created a guidance document for facilities across the seafood supply chain in the age of COVID-19. If you have any questions feel free to contact our Corporate Responsibility Manager, Avery Siciliano.  Join the conversation about this on Connect to engage with other facilities. The COVID-19 guidance poster below can be … READ MORE “BAP’s COVID-19 Blog: GAA Creates COVID-19 Guidance Document for Seafood Supply Chain”

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”

BAP Extends Deadline to Transition to New Logo

The Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) program has decided to extend its original deadline for producers and partners to transition over to the new logo design, introduced last year. As many companies have had unforeseen challenges this year with addressing the COVID-19 pandemic, this decision was made to help mitigate any additional inconveniences brought about by the logo change-over. Users of the BAP logo now have until January 1, 2021 to make the transition to the new logo design (the original deadline was in October of 2020). Producers who have packaging with the old design that needs to be used may … READ MORE “BAP Extends Deadline to Transition to New Logo”

How do BAP Standards Address Food Safety?

June 7th marks World Food Safety Day, a day declared by the United Nations to draw global attention to the health consequences of contaminated food and water. At Best Aquaculture Practices, ensuring that farmed seafood is produced safely is something we take very seriously – in fact, food safety is one of the core pillars of the BAP program. Seafood – both wild and farmed – is considered some of the safest and most nutritious. However, as with any food production for human consumption, there are food safety hazards associated with producing seafood, and that’s what BAP standards aim to … READ MORE “How do BAP Standards Address Food Safety?”