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”

Pacifico Aquaculture First To Offer Four-Star BAP Striped Bass

Striped bass is the latest type of farmed seafood to be represented by the Global Aquaculture Alliance’s Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) third-party certification program. Pacifico Aquaculture’s striped bass hatchery, farm and processing plant in Mexico recently attained BAP certification. As it sources feed from BAP-certified feed mills, the company is the world’s first capable of offering four-star BAP striped bass. Based in Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico, Pacifico Aquaculture began its journey toward four-star BAP striped bass last year with the enrollment of its hatchery, farm and processing plant in the iBAP program. The three facilities successfully graduated from iBAP before applying … READ MORE “Pacifico Aquaculture First To Offer Four-Star BAP Striped Bass”