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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”

BAP Mollusk Farm Standards Available For Public Comment

The Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) mollusk farm standards have been released for a 60-day public comment period, the Global Aquaculture Alliance announced on Dec. 7. The new standards will cover all major farmed mollusk species, including mussels, scallops, oysters, clams and abalone, and will replace the existing BAP mussel farm standards. The standards were prepared by the BAP mollusk technical committee, which is chaired by Brian Kingzett. Committee members, who represent the global scope of mollusk farming both in terms of geography and species, met on Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada, in October and in St. Louis, Missouri, USA, … READ MORE “BAP Mollusk Farm Standards Available For Public Comment”