Best Aquaculture Practices

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Sanford Awarded BAP Certification For Salmon, Mussels

The Global Aquaculture Alliance has awarded its Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certification to Sanford’s production of king salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) and green lipped mussels (Perna canalicula), which are grown in Big Glory Bay, Stewart Island, New Zealand. “Sustainability is at the core of everything we do at Sanford,” said Volker Kuntzsch, Sanford CEO. “Earning BAP certification ties well into our company ethos. “For us this is about benchmarking ourselves against the rest of the world in farming and sustainability,” he added. “BAP certification means consumers can trust Sanford to deliver not only the best quality seafood but also know we … READ MORE “Sanford Awarded BAP Certification For Salmon, Mussels”

ShopRite Commits To Four-Star BAP

As part of its sustainable seafood procurement policy, ShopRite has committed to sourcing four-star Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) product, beginning with shrimp, the Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) announced in late February. The U.S. East Coast supermarket company has pledged to source 100% four-star BAP shrimp, meaning that 100% of its farmed shrimp would originate from BAP-certified processing plants, farms, hatcheries and feed mills. It’s the highest designation in the BAP third-party certification program. News of the commitment came as ShopRite launched a new line of frozen raw and cooked shrimp under its premium ShopRite private-label brand. The shrimp is BAP four … READ MORE “ShopRite Commits To Four-Star BAP”

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”

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”