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Fishin’ Company, GAA Partner to Develop Positive Messages for Aquaculture

The Fishin’ Company and Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) are working together to build a new narrative for aquaculture around the positive aspects of the industry, including the nutritional benefits, efficiencies of production, growing adoption of best practices, and, most importantly, passion of the people involved in farming and processing seafood. The partnership comes as GAA launches a new consumer-facing webpage on its Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) website, designed to help consumers decipher the concept of responsible aquaculture and third-party aquaculture certification. The first post to the webpage features workers in the tilapia industry in Hainan, China, from which The Fishin’ … READ MORE “Fishin’ Company, GAA Partner to Develop Positive Messages for Aquaculture”

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The Faces of Tilapia

Behind the tilapia that you purchase at your local supermarket or restaurant are the people who farm and process the fish. For many, farming and processing tilapia isn’t just a job. It’s a way of life. And for those committed to doing things responsibly, it’s a passion. Currently, 92 tilapia farms and 91 tilapia processing plants worldwide are Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certified. Of those, the majority — 79 farms and 50 processing plants — are located in China. These people are committed to the environment, social integrity, and the health of the animal and consumer, and, as part of the … READ MORE “The Faces of Tilapia”

Four-Star BAP Tilapia On Display At Seafood Expo North America

China has embraced the Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) third-party certification program since the release of the BAP tilapia farm standards in 2008 and the certification of the first farm (Elite Aquaculture Co. Ltd. in Guangxi Province, China) in 2009. There are more than 70 BAP-certified tilapia farms in China, with an additional 60 BAP-certified tilapia processing plants, hatcheries and feed mills. China is home to about two-thirds of the world’s BAP-certified tilapia facilities. Certification against the BAP standards provides the third-party assurance that the marketplace increasingly requires, as BAP is the world’s most comprehensive third-party certification program, with standards encompassing environmental … READ MORE “Four-Star BAP Tilapia On Display At Seafood Expo North America”