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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”

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Fishin’ Company-Sponsored Tilapia Farms Earn BAP Certification

Thirty-four tilapia farms in Hainan, China, recently earned Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certification. The Fishin’ Company, a leading tilapia supplier that is capable of offering four-star BAP tilapia, sponsored the farms to apply for BAP certification. “This is an exciting milestone in the industry’s journey toward worldwide four-star BAP tilapia” said Justin Baugh, director of sustainability for The Fishin’ Company. “Our team in China has been working tirelessly to see this initiative through. We are incredibly proud of the hard work the farmers put in to achieve certification.” Of the 34 tilapia farms, 32 were certified for the first time, … READ MORE “Fishin’ Company-Sponsored Tilapia Farms Earn BAP Certification”

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The Faces of Tilapia

Behind the tilapia that you purchase at your local supermarket or restaurant are the people who farm and process the fish. For many, farming and processing tilapia isn’t just a job. It’s a way of life. And for those committed to doing things responsibly, it’s a passion. Currently, 92 tilapia farms and 91 tilapia processing plants worldwide are Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certified. Of those, the majority — 79 farms and 50 processing plants — are located in China. These people are committed to the environment, social integrity, and the health of the animal and consumer, and, as part of the … READ MORE “The Faces of Tilapia”

Multi-Star BAP Tilapia Upgraded To Seafood Watch Good Alternative Rating

The Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch® program has added two-, three- and four-star Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) tilapia to the list of products from third-party certification programs that it recommends to businesses and consumers, which is equivalent to its yellow Good Alternative rating in the program’s popular seafood-buying guide. The May 31 report comes as welcomed news to the Global Aquaculture Alliance and its BAP third-party certification program. “We’re elated that Seafood Watch is now recommending to businesses and consumers that two-, three- and four-star BAP tilapia is a Good Alternative,” said Chris Trosin, VP of BAP business development. “We … READ MORE “Multi-Star BAP Tilapia Upgraded To Seafood Watch Good Alternative Rating”

Net Pen-Raised Tilapia From Colombia Moves Up Seafood Watch List

Colombian net pen-raised tilapia has jumped from the red “avoid” list to the yellow “good alternative” list in the Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch program’s popular seafood-buying guide. The May 1 announcement comes as welcomed news to the Global Aquaculture Alliance, as Colombia’s tilapia industry has embraced the Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) third-party certification program. Currently, 13 tilapia farms, five tilapia processing plants and four tilapia hatcheries in Colombia are BAP-certified. Additionally, the announcement comes about two months after GAA and Federación Colombiana De Acuicultores (FEDEACUA) announced the first pilot of the draft BAP Biosecurity Area Management Standards, with Reservoir Betania tilapia farmers. Reservoir … READ MORE “Net Pen-Raised Tilapia From Colombia Moves Up Seafood Watch List”



Four-Star BAP Tilapia On Display At Seafood Expo North America

China has embraced the Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) third-party certification program since the release of the BAP tilapia farm standards in 2008 and the certification of the first farm (Elite Aquaculture Co. Ltd. in Guangxi Province, China) in 2009. There are more than 70 BAP-certified tilapia farms in China, with an additional 60 BAP-certified tilapia processing plants, hatcheries and feed mills. China is home to about two-thirds of the world’s BAP-certified tilapia facilities. Certification against the BAP standards provides the third-party assurance that the marketplace increasingly requires, as BAP is the world’s most comprehensive third-party certification program, with standards encompassing environmental … READ MORE “Four-Star BAP Tilapia On Display At Seafood Expo North America”