Best Aquaculture Practices

Tag: Colombian tilapia

Net Pen-Raised Tilapia From Colombia Moves Up Seafood Watch List

Colombian net pen-raised tilapia has jumped from the red “avoid” list to the yellow “good alternative” list in the Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch program’s popular seafood-buying guide. The May 1 announcement comes as welcomed news to the Global Aquaculture Alliance, as Colombia’s tilapia industry has embraced the Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) third-party certification program. Currently, 13 tilapia farms, five tilapia processing plants and four tilapia hatcheries in Colombia are BAP-certified. Additionally, the announcement comes about two months after GAA and Federación Colombiana De Acuicultores (FEDEACUA) announced the first pilot of the draft BAP Biosecurity Area Management Standards, with Reservoir Betania tilapia farmers. Reservoir … READ MORE “Net Pen-Raised Tilapia From Colombia Moves Up Seafood Watch List”

Improved Farming Practices Responsible For Colombia’s Rising Tilapia Exports?

Improved farming practices are at least partially responsible for an 11 percent increase in Colombia’s tilapia exports to the U.S. market this year. Sara Patricia Bonilla, general manager of Federación Colombiana De Acuicultores (FEDEACUA), highlighted the jump in Colombia’s tilapia exports while praising farmers for earning Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) third-party certification at a FEDEACUA-organized celebration of responsible aquaculture in Bogota, Colombia, on Oct. 11. Marcos Moya, manager of BAP supply development for Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA), was among those participating in the event, which involved 48 of the country’s farmers and processors as well as representatives of the Colombian … READ MORE “Improved Farming Practices Responsible For Colombia’s Rising Tilapia Exports?”