Best Aquaculture Practices

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BAP Program Grows 29 Percent in 2018

BAP Program Grows 29 Percent in 2018

It’s official. The industry-leading Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) third-party certification program closed out 2018 on a high note, finishing up the year with 2,287 BAP-certified facilities worldwide. Of the 2,287 BAP-certified facilities, 1,534 are farms, 370 are processing plants, 45 are re-processing plants, 220 are hatcheries and 118 are feed mills. Additionally, there are 245 farms that were previously BAP-certified but are currently in fallow. The 1,500-plus farms represent more than 1.5 million metric tons of production annually. Demonstrating the industry’s long-term commitment to responsible aquaculture, the BAP program has more than tripled in size in the past four years, growing from … READ MORE “BAP Program Grows 29 Percent 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”

Kingfish Zeeland yellowtail

RAS Seriola Farm Applies For BAP Certification

Kingfish Zeeland in the Netherlands has applied for Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certification. If certified, Kingfish Zeeland would be the first seriola farm to attain BAP certification. The company raises yellowtail kingfish (Seriola lalandi), which is also known as hiramasa or Pacific yellowtail, in a recirculating aquaculture system (RAS) in the Province of Zeeland, using water from the Oosterschelde marine estuary, a Natura 2000 nature reserve. If certified, Kingfish Zeeland would also be the first RAS farm to attain BAP certification. Based on its currently active R&D and early grow-out facility, Kingfish Zeeland expects to introduce its first batch of … READ MORE “RAS Seriola Farm Applies For BAP Certification”