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Tropical-Sponsored Operation Is Brazil’s First To Enroll In iBAP

GeneSeas Aquacultura Ltda. is Brazil’s first operation to enroll in the Global Aquaculture Alliance’s iBAP program, and the latest operation that Tropical Aquaculture Products Inc. has sponsored to enroll in the iBAP program or apply for Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certification. U.S.-based Tropical Aquaculture has sponsored a total of 11 tilapia processing plants and farms in four countries (Brazil, Ecuador, Mexico and Colombia) to enroll in the iBAP program or apply for BAP certification. A long-time supporter of the BAP program, Tropical Aquaculture actively pushes the tilapia processing plants and farms that it contracts exclusively with to pursue BAP certification, … READ MORE “Tropical-Sponsored Operation Is Brazil’s First To Enroll In iBAP”

Chamberlain Delivers Aqua India 2016 Keynote Address

Global Aquaculture Alliance President Dr. George Chamberlain delivered the keynote address at the Society of Aquaculture Professionals’ (SAP) Aqua India 2016 conference in Vishakapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India, on January 29. After his presentation, Chamberlain (picture at right) was offered a lifetime membership to SAP. Also in attendance at Aqua India 2016 were Marcos Moya, market development manager for GAA’s Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) third-party certification program, and Panchu Duraisamy, BAP country coordinator in India. There are more than 150 BAP-certified facilities in India, where the number of BAP-certified facilities is growing at a faster rate than any other country. Chamberlain’s keynote address at the two-day … READ MORE “Chamberlain Delivers Aqua India 2016 Keynote Address”

Canada Recognizes Role Of Third-Party Certification Schemes

The Global Aquaculture Alliance commends the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) for enacting a policy fortifying the value of voluntary third-party certification schemes like the Best Aquaculture Practices. The policy enables CFIA to use the outcome of a third-party audit on an aquaculture facility or other food facility to guide its risk-based inspection activities, recognizing voluntary third-party certification schemes as a resource in ensuring public safety. BAP is the world’s most comprehensive third-party aquaculture certification program, with standards encompassing environmental responsibility, social responsibility, food safety, animal health and welfare and traceability. The scheme incorporates the entire aquaculture production chain, from processing plants … READ MORE “Canada Recognizes Role Of Third-Party Certification Schemes”

GAA Supports Thailand In Fight Against Labor Abuse

The Global Aquaculture Alliance commends Thailand for taking additional steps to prevent labor abuse in seafood supply chain. The Royal Thai Embassy in Washington, D.C., announced on Feb. 1 that progress has been made recently, zeroing in on three accomplishments: 1) Thailand’s Ministry of Labor Regulation’s prohibition on persons under 18 years old working in seafood processing plants went into effect on Jan. 14. 2) The Cabinet of Thailand on Dec. 29 approved the Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives Regulation on the Safety, Hygiene and Well-Being of Seaman, intending to improve working conditions aboard fishing vessels. 3) A coalition of … READ MORE “GAA Supports Thailand In Fight Against Labor Abuse”