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BAP Releases Video on Aquaculture and Certification

The Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) program recently released a new video that introduces consumers to aquaculture and the BAP program. The video stems from a partnership with the U.S. Soybean Export Council to increase awareness around responsible aquaculture practices, sustainable feed, and the BAP label. It is available in both English and Spanish. The video provides a brief overview of what aquaculture is and why it’s needed, and features two BAP-certified facilities, Acuicola Gemso Tilapia farm and Vimifos Feed Mill in Mexico. Says Juan Atnonio Loustaunau, Facility Manager of Acuicola Gemso, “For Gemso, quality is very important, and not just … READ MORE “BAP Releases Video on Aquaculture and Certification”

Yonghui Yunshang

GAA, Yonghui Yunshang Agree to Promote Responsible Aquaculture in China

The Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) is pleased to announce that it has inked a strategic agreement with Yonghui Fuping Yunshang Supply Chain Management Co. Ltd., one of China’s leading suppliers of fresh food to retail, whereby the two organizations will work closely together to promote responsible aquaculture and product originating from GAA’s Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certification program as well as to improve the transparency, safety and sustainability of the farmed seafood supply chain. As part of the agreement, Yonghui Yunshang will prioritize the procurement of product originating from BAP-certified processing plants, farms, hatcheries and feed mills as part of … READ MORE “GAA, Yonghui Yunshang Agree to Promote Responsible Aquaculture in China”

What BAP-Certified Facilities are Saying About Us

Initial results from a survey conducted by the Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) program show the benefits facilities have experienced from becoming BAP certified. Among the most common benefits facilities mentioned are increased sales and access to new markets, improved business practices and increased customer trust. The infographic below shows testimonials from some of the facilities that participated in the survey. More than 40 responses have been received so far, and BAP is still looking for feedback. There are currently two surveys being conducted for BAP-certified facilities. If you are a BAP-certified facility and are interested in taking a survey, they … READ MORE “What BAP-Certified Facilities are Saying About Us”

Mid-Year Review: Number of BAP-Certified Facilities Up 14.3 Percent

With the first half of 2018 in the books, the Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) is pleased to announce that the number of Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP)-certified facilities is up 14.3 percent this year. At the end of June, there were 2,079 BAP-certified processing plants, farms, hatcheries and feed mills in 34 countries and six continents. That’s up from 1,819 at the end of 2017. Of the 2,079, 1,343 are farms, 411 are processing plants, 212 are hatcheries and 113 are feed mills. The BAP program reached a milestone in March when it surpassed the 2,000-facility mark for the first time. … READ MORE “Mid-Year Review: Number of BAP-Certified Facilities Up 14.3 Percent”

Choose Certified Seafood for World Oceans Day

June 8th is World Oceans Day, a global day of celebration and collaboration established to create a better future for the world’s oceans. The oceans are the lifeblood of our planet. They cover nearly two-thirds of the Earth’s surface and contain 97% of the world’s water. They also produce half of the oxygen in the atmosphere and support the greatest biodiversity on Earth. Oceans are also the planet’s largest carbon reservoir, holding up to 54 times more carbon than the atmosphere! Not to mention they’re a primary source of the world’s food. More than 3.5 billion people around the world … READ MORE “Choose Certified Seafood for World Oceans Day”

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On Target: BAP Program Aims for 33% Growth in 2018

With nearly 300 certified facilities added so far this year, the Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) third-party certification program is on target to grow approximately 33 percent in 2018, in terms of total number of certified facilities worldwide. At the end of May, there were 2,062 BAP-certified processing plants, farms, hatcheries and feed mills in 34 countries and six continents. That’s up from 1,816 at the end of 2017. Of the 2,062, 1,336 are farms, 409 are processing plants, 208 are hatcheries and 109 are feed mills. The 1,336 farms produce approximately 1.5 million metric tons of finfish and shellfish annually, … READ MORE “On Target: BAP Program Aims for 33% Growth in 2018”

Kingfish Zeeland yellowtail

World’s First Seriola, RAS Farm Earns BAP Certification

Kingfish Zeeland has been awarded Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certification, the world’s first seriola farm to earn the distinction, the Global Aquaculture Alliance announced in early June. It’s also the world’s first recirculating aquaculture system (RAS) to earn BAP certification. Located in Holland’s Zeeland province, Kingfish Zeeland raises yellowtail kingfish (Seriola lalandi), also known as Pacific yellowtail or hiramasa, using water from the Oosterschelde marine estuary, a Natura 2000 nature reserve. The new RAS farm, which applied for BAP certification in July 2017 and went into operation in April, is expected to produce 600 metric tons of yellowtail per year … READ MORE “World’s First Seriola, RAS Farm Earns BAP Certification”