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Seafood Recipe: Shrimp and Sweet Potato Chowder

This luscious shrimp chowder recipe is brimming with hearty flavors. But unlike most seafood chowders, you won’t find cream or butter in the recipe. Every spoonful of this Shrimp and Sweet Potato Chowder gets you one slurp closer to eating (and enjoying) the recommended two seafood meals each week. But even better is the simplicity of this chowder and its stellar nutritional profile. Have you ever made fish chowder from scratch? Most recipes call for lots of cream, butter and bacon, which translates into lots of saturated fat, sodium and calories. This lightened-up, more nutrient-rich chowder gets thickened with a … READ MORE “Seafood Recipe: Shrimp and Sweet Potato Chowder”

Seafood Twice a Week Starts at Breakfast: 3 Fish-Friendly Ideas for the Morning Meal

Seafood Twice a Week Starts at Breakfast: 3 Fish-Friendly Ideas for the Morning Meal

The 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend that we all consume at least two seafood meals a week. For pregnant and nursing women, that recommendation is even higher: two to three seafood meals a week. Seafood contains a powerhouse of nutrients including lean protein, antioxidants like selenium, and omega-3 fatty acids, which play a positive role in keeping our hearts, eyes and brains healthy. If achieving that twice-a-week seafood goal is a challenge or you’re at a loss for fish-friendly meal ideas, look no further than breakfast. Seafood in the morning is doable and delicious when you swap familiar morning favorites like oatmeal, toast … READ MORE “Seafood Twice a Week Starts at Breakfast: 3 Fish-Friendly Ideas for the Morning Meal”

BAP Fosters Mexico’s Heightened Interest In Responsible Aquaculture

Marcos Moya, manager of supply development for the Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) third-party certification program, addressed more than 70 attendees including shrimp farmers, hatchery operators and processing plant operators in Ciudad Obregon, Mexico, in late May. At the industry-organized event, the shrimp farming and processing industry in the Mexican states of Sonora and Sinaloa was briefed on the benefits of third-party certification and the value of responsible aquaculture to the marketplace. There’s heightened interest in BAP certification in Mexico, where, currently, there are 17 BAP-certified aquaculture facilities, including two of the country’s largest integrated shrimp producers, two large feed mills … READ MORE “BAP Fosters Mexico’s Heightened Interest In Responsible Aquaculture”



SONGA Now Capable Of Offering Four-Star BAP Shrimp

Congratulations to Ecuador’s SONGA (Sociedad Nacional de Galapagos C.A.), which is now eligible to offer four-star Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) shrimp, only the second company in Ecuador capable of doing so, the Global Aquaculture Alliance announced in late February. Four star is the highest designation in the BAP third-party certification program, signifying that a product originates from a BAP-certified feed mill, hatchery, farm and processing plant. SONGA’s shrimp processing plant, two of its farms (Lebama Farm and Naturisa Farm) and its hatchery (Macrobio Hatchery) recently attained BAP certification. The company sources its feed from GISIS and IMPROSA feed mills in … READ MORE “SONGA Now Capable Of Offering Four-Star BAP Shrimp”

BAP Program Grew 47 Percent In 2016

The number of Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP)-certified facilities jumped 47 percent in 2016, the Global Aquaculture Alliance announced on Feb. 6. The third-party aquaculture certification program ended 2016 with 1,559 BAP-certified processing plants, farms, hatcheries and feed mills, up from 1,058 BAP-certified facilities at the end of 2015. The BAP program has more than doubled in size in the past two years, surpassing the 1,500-facility milestone at the end of November, a testament to the industry’s commitment to responsible aquaculture. At the end of 2016, there were a total of 358 BAP-certified processing plants, up from 308 processing plants at … READ MORE “BAP Program Grew 47 Percent In 2016”

Milestone: Number Of BAP-Certified Facilities Tops 1,500

It’s official. The number of Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP)-certified facilities has surpassed the 1,500 mark, with the addition of 67 new facilities to the third-party aquaculture certification program last month. At the end of November, there were a total of 1,527 BAP-certified processing plants, farms, hatcheries and feed mills worldwide, the Global Aquaculture Alliance has announced. The BAP program has more than doubled in size in the past two years, growing from 701 BAP-certified facilities at the end of 2014 to 1,500-plus facilities today, demonstrating the industry’s commitment to responsible aquaculture. November’s tally was the BAP program’s second highest of 2016 … READ MORE “Milestone: Number Of BAP-Certified Facilities Tops 1,500”

SONGA Sets Out To Achieve Four-Star BAP Certification

Sociedad Nacional de Galapagos (SONGA), one of Ecuador’s largest and most important shrimp exporters, is en route to achieve four-star Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certification. The initial phase of SONGA’s BAP certification includes a total of five facilities located in Guayaquil. SONGA’s state-of-the-art processing facility, two farms (Lebama Farm, and Naturisa S.A. Farm) and two hatcheries (Criesbio Hatchery and Larviquest Hatchery) are listed in iBAP. After transitioning to BAP certification, SONGA will achieve four-star status, the maximum level of BAP certification. “SONGA exports the largest volume of shrimp from Ecuador directly to China. Maintaining its product identity in the supply … READ MORE “SONGA Sets Out To Achieve Four-Star BAP Certification”