Best Aquaculture Practices

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BAP Program Grows 29 Percent in 2018

BAP Program Grows 29 Percent in 2018

It’s official. The industry-leading Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) third-party certification program closed out 2018 on a high note, finishing up the year with 2,287 BAP-certified facilities worldwide. Of the 2,287 BAP-certified facilities, 1,534 are farms, 370 are processing plants, 45 are re-processing plants, 220 are hatcheries and 118 are feed mills. Additionally, there are 245 farms that were previously BAP-certified but are currently in fallow. The 1,500-plus farms represent more than 1.5 million metric tons of production annually. Demonstrating the industry’s long-term commitment to responsible aquaculture, the BAP program has more than tripled in size in the past four years, growing from … READ MORE “BAP Program Grows 29 Percent in 2018”

Arctic Charr Added To BAP Program With Certification Of Iceland Processing Plant

Congratulations to Íslandsbleikja, Iceland’s first processing plant to attain Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certification, the Global Aquaculture Alliance announced in early February. Íslandsbleikja is also the world’s first Arctic charr facility — processing plant, farm or hatchery — to earn BAP certification. The processing plant — located in Grindavík, on the southwest coast of Iceland — processes 2,000 metric tons of Arctic charr (Salvelinus alpinus) annually, supplied by two land-based farms and three hatcheries throughout Iceland. Íslandsbleikja markets its fresh and frozen Arctic charr to retail and foodservice companies across Europe and North America. Íslandsbleikja is owned by Samherji hf., a leading Iceland-based … READ MORE “Arctic Charr Added To BAP Program With Certification Of Iceland Processing Plant”