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BAP Certification Program Grows 15 Percent in 2019

The industry-leading Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) third-party certification program grew more than 15 percent in 2019, ending the year with 2,681 BAP-certified facilities in 39 countries, the Global Aquaculture Alliance announced in mid-January. Of the 2,681 BAP-certified facilities, 1,833 are farms, 388 are processing plants, 49 are re-processors, 279 are hatcheries and 132 are feed mills. The 2,681 facilities represent 33 seafood species. The 1,533 farms account for more than 2 million metric tons of annual production, the first time that the BAP program has topped 2 million metric tons at the farm level. That’s up an impressive 35.5 percent from … READ MORE “BAP Certification Program Grows 15 Percent in 2019”



BAP Staff Spotlight: Glorya Alexander

Tell us a little about your background – where did you go to school? What was your major? When I was little, my aunt used to take me to Provincetown, MA for summer vacation and we would spend the entire summer by the ocean. It was there I fell in love with the ocean and everything that surrounded it. I went to college as a Marine Biology major like so many do at the University of New England in Biddeford, Maine, but wasn’t sure if that was the right major for me. I changed my major to Aquaculture and Aquarium … READ MORE “BAP Staff Spotlight: Glorya Alexander”



How do BAP Standards Help Protect the Environment?

April is Earth Month, a time to reflect on the health of our planet. Earth Day, the 22nd, is especially a time to think about how our choices affect the environment and what we can do to lessen our impact. At Best Aquaculture Practices, this is something we think about each and every day. Many of our goals as a program are in line with those of the Earth Day movement. Environmental responsibility is one of the core pillars of the BAP standards. Since the BAP program was established in 2002, we’ve helped thousands of aquaculture producers worldwide improve their … READ MORE “How do BAP Standards Help Protect the Environment?”



BAP Spotlight Story: TOBA Tilapia

The Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) program’s “Spotlight Stories” highlight BAP-certified facilities around the world and the stories of the people behind them. This Spotlight Story features TOBA Tilapia in Indonesia. What inspired you to become involved in the seafood industry? With demand rising and many marine fish stocks already overfished, nearly half of all seafood now comes from aquaculture, which has grown at a double-digit clip for decades. Aquaculture has one big advantage over land animals, which is we feed them a lot less. So it’s an ideal animal protein source to feeding the growing world population, with the least … READ MORE “BAP Spotlight Story: TOBA Tilapia”



Oceanpick Barramundi Farm First in Sri Lanka to Land BAP

                      Add Sri Lanka to the list of countries with a Best Aquaculture Practices-certified facility. Sri Lanka became the 34th country with a BAP-certified facility in mid-March with the BAP certification of Oceanpick Pvt. Ltd.’s barramundi farm. The barramundi, which is also knows as Asian sea bass, is grown in floating cages about 12 miles off the coast of Trincomalee in northeastern Sri Lanka. Founded in 2012, Oceanpick is the only offshore aquaculture operation in Sri Lanka, billing itself as South Asia’s first-ever commercial-scale offshore barramundi farm. Oceanpick is a … READ MORE “Oceanpick Barramundi Farm First in Sri Lanka to Land BAP”



BAP Spotlight Story: Humpty Doo Barramundi

The Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) Program’s “Spotlight Stories” highlight BAP-certified facilities around the world and the stories of the people behind them. This Spotlight Story features Humpty Doo Barramundi, a family-owned barramundi business in Australia. What inspired you to become involved in the seafood industry? The family behind Humpty Doo Barramundi was inspired to join the seafood industry because we are passionate about fish — catching fish, eating fish and now farming fish! While we now spend more time growing fish than catching it, we still enjoy eating our saltwater barramundi. Bob and Dan Richards, the father-son duo actively involved … READ MORE “BAP Spotlight Story: Humpty Doo Barramundi”



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”