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”

BAP Open Blue cobia

BAP Welcomes First Cobia Facility To Program

Cobia is the latest type of farmed seafood to be represented in the Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certification program, with the certification of Open Blue Sea Farm Panama S.A.’s processing plant, farm and hatchery, the Global Aquaculture Alliance announced in mid-March. Because it attained BAP certification for its processing plant, farm and hatchery simultaneously, Open Blue is already capable of offering three-star BAP cobia, signifying that the product originates from a BAP-certified processing plant, farm, hatchery or feed mill. Open Blue is the first cobia producer to apply for and earn BAP certification. The audits were conducted by SAI Global. … READ MORE “BAP Welcomes First Cobia Facility To Program”