Best Aquaculture Practices

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MoU To Boost Availability Of Four-Star BAP Tilapia

In an effort to grow the availability of four-star Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) tilapia, the Global Aquaculture Alliance has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with The Fishin’ Company in which the U.S.-based supplier will encourage all of its tilapia processing plants, farms, hatcheries and feed mills to enroll in the iBAP program and, ultimately, attain BAP certification. The Fishin’ Company committed to providing the education and support necessary to enroll six processing plants, 60 farms, four hatcheries and five feed mills in Hainan and mainland China in the iBAP program. The supplier also pledged to provide commercial support, through … READ MORE “MoU To Boost Availability Of Four-Star BAP Tilapia”

Special Auditor Training Course Scheduled for Puerto Montt

Due to enthusiastic support for group and multi-site zone cluster, or “barrio,” certifications, the Global Aquaculture Alliance’s Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) division is offering a special auditor training course for its group and barrio certification programs. The course will be held at Hotel Manquehue in Puerto Montt, Chile, from March 30 to 31. This course will be offered to a select group of auditors who are qualified to perform group and barrio audits. In addition to auditors, the course is also open to industry observers, including government officials, producers and other industry stakeholders, who wish to learn more about the … READ MORE “Special Auditor Training Course Scheduled for Puerto Montt”

Vietnamese Shrimp Farms First To Earn BAP Group Certification

Stapimex is the world’s first shrimp operation, and the second across all species, to successfully complete the new Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) group farm program, the Global Aquaculture Alliance announced in mid-January. Stapimex (Soc Trang Seafood Joint Stock Company), one of Vietnam’s largest shrimp producers, earned BAP certification for six of its shrimp farm sites located in Vietnam’s Soc Trang province. The BAP certification was sponsored by U.S.-based National Fish & Seafood. “We are extremely pleased that the first shrimp farm group has achieved international recognition through BAP certification,” said Jeff Sedacca, president of National Fish & Seafood’s shrimp division. … READ MORE “Vietnamese Shrimp Farms First To Earn BAP Group Certification”

Milestone Reached With 1,000th BAP-Certified Facility

The Global Aquaculture Alliance’s Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) third-party certification program has reached a milestone. Twelve years after the first set of BAP standards were introduced, the number of BAP-certified facilities has surpassed 1,000. At the end of November, 1,028 processing plants, farms, hatcheries and feed mills were BAP-certified. That’s up from 701 BAP-certified facilities at the end of 2014. In addition to the 1,028 BAP-certified facilities, 178 facilities have applied for BAP certification and are actively engaged in the BAP certification process. With the nearly 50 percent increase in the number of BAP-certified facilities came a significant growth in … READ MORE “Milestone Reached With 1,000th BAP-Certified Facility”

Bidvest Partners With Best Aquaculture Practices

The Global Aquaculture Alliance announced in early December that Bidvest Australia and Bidvest Fresh/Direct Seafoods UK have been added to the growing list of wholesale, retail and foodservice companies worldwide partnering with the Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) third-party certification program. As part of their company-wide sustainability approach, Bidvest Australia and Bidvest Fresh/Direct Seafoods UK will work with their suppliers and the BAP market development team to grow the amount of farmed seafood originating from a BAP-certified facility, as they strive toward sourcing four-star BAP product. Four-star status denotes that the product comes from a BAP-certified processing plant, farm, hatchery and … READ MORE “Bidvest Partners With Best Aquaculture Practices”

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”