Best Aquaculture Practices

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GSSI Benchmark Committee Finds BAP Salmon, Finfish/Crustacean Farm Standards In Alignment, Report In Public Consultation Phase

The Global Aquaculture Alliance’s Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) third-party aquaculture certification program is one step closer to becoming recognized by the Global Sustainable Seafood Initiative (GSSI). The process began in December 2015 when BAP applied for GSSI recognition, step one of a seven-step process to determine whether the BAP Finfish and Crustacean Farm Standards and BAP Salmon Farm Standards are in alignment with all Essential Components of the GSSI Global Benchmark Tool. On June 23, the GSSI Benchmark Report was published, triggering a 30-day public consultation in which stakeholders are encouraged to submit comments for consideration. The public consultation is … READ MORE “GSSI Benchmark Committee Finds BAP Salmon, Finfish/Crustacean Farm Standards In Alignment, Report In Public Consultation Phase”

Latest BAP Feed Mill Standards Address Responsible Soy

The latest issue of the Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) feed mill standards, published on May 24, include a responsible soy provision addressing the sourcing of responsibly produced soymeal and soy-derived ingredients. The revisions reads: “Feed mills shall adopt preferential sourcing of responsibly produced soymeal and soy-derived ingredients such that a minimum of 50% (calculation based on mass balance) are derived from certified sources by June 2022. Acceptable certifications include ProTerra, RTRS (Round Table for Responsible Soy), and SSAP (U.S. Soybean Sustainability Assurance Protocol).” “Aquaculture needs responsibly sourced feed ingredients, so it makes good sense for BAP to promote sourcing policies … READ MORE “Latest BAP Feed Mill Standards Address Responsible Soy”

BAP Mollusk Farm Standards Released

The Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA), the leading standards-setting organization for farmed seafood, has expanded the Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) third-party certification program with the completion of the new BAP mollusk farm standards. The standards encompass all major farmed mollusk species, including mussels, scallops, oysters, clams and abalone, and replace the existing BAP mussel farm standards. The BAP program, the world’s most comprehensive third-party aquaculture certification program, now encompasses virtually all aquaculture production systems for finfish, crustaceans and mollusks. The BAP Standards Oversight Committee (SOC) unanimously approved the standards for release to the market in late April, followed by approval from … READ MORE “BAP Mollusk Farm Standards Released”