Best Aquaculture Practices

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MoU With National Fish To Boost Availability Of Four-Star BAP Shrimp

In an effort to grow the availability of four-star Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) shrimp, the Global Aquaculture Alliance has inked a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with National Fish & Seafood and Minh Phu Seafood Corporation in which approximately 800 shrimp farms in Vietnam will be encouraged to attain BAP certification. National Fish & Seafood committed to provide the education, support and funding necessary for the farms, which are operated by Minh Phu, to enroll in GAA’s iBAP improvement program and make the improvements necessary to apply for BAP certification as groups or as an integrated operating module (IOM). Upon enrolling … READ MORE “MoU With National Fish To Boost Availability Of Four-Star BAP Shrimp”

MoU With Saudi Arabia Sets BAP As National Standard

The Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Saudi Aquaculture Society (SAS) in which the country’s aquaculture facilities will be required to earn Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certification. Pictured from left to right at the Jan. 27 MoU signing in Yanbu, Saudi  Arabia, are GAA President George Chamberlain, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Minister of Agriculture H.E Abdul Rahman bin Abdul Muhsen Al-Fadhly and SAS Chairman Engr. Ahmad R. Al-Ballaa. SAS and the Aquaculture Department of the Ministry of Agriculture for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (ADMA) understand that aquaculture can be expanded in Saudi … READ MORE “MoU With Saudi Arabia Sets BAP As National Standard”

WinCo Foods Commits To Four-Star BAP By 2018

As part of its sustainable seafood procurement policy, WinCo Foods has committed to sourcing three-star and four-star Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) product, the Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) announced in late January. The U.S. supermarket company has committed to sourcing 100% three-star BAP product by the end of 2016 and 100% four-star BAP product by the end of 2017, meaning that 100% of its farmed seafood would originate from BAP-certified processing plants, farms, hatcheries and feed mills. It’s the highest designation in the BAP third-party certification program. “We at WinCo Foods are committed to the goal of providing the highest quality … READ MORE “WinCo Foods Commits To Four-Star BAP By 2018”

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”