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Pacific Seafood's Quilcene Bay oyster facility

Pacific Seafood is World’s First to Offer Four-Star BAP Oysters

Pacific Seafood, one of North America’s largest seafood companies, is the world’s first company to offer four-star Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) oysters. Four-star is the highest designation in the BAP third-party certification program. For “fed” species, it signifies that a product originated from a BAP-certified processing plant, was sourced from a BAP-certified farm, and has utilized seed and feed from BAP-certified hatcheries and feed mills. Oysters feed naturally on phytoplankton in the seawater, and therefore do not require feed from a feed mill, but because BAP’s mollusk farm standards contain many specifications for responsible stocking rates and monitoring of natural … READ MORE “Pacific Seafood is World’s First to Offer Four-Star BAP Oysters”

oysters and scallops BAP certification

First for BAP: Oyster, Scallop Processing Plant Lands Certification

Oysters and scallops are the latest species represented in the industry-leading Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) third-party certification program. The Rushan Hope Well Foods Co. Ltd. processing plant in China has attained BAP certification, the Global Aquaculture Alliance announced in early November. It’s the first facility of any kind — processing plant or farm — that handles oysters or scallops to earn BAP certification. The announcement came during the China Fisheries & Seafood Expo in Qingdao on Nov. 2; GAA is exhibiting in stand E1-1101. In a brief ceremony, Liu Haijun, president of Rushan Hope Well Foods, accepted the BAP certificate from … READ MORE “First for BAP: Oyster, Scallop Processing Plant Lands Certification”

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”