Best Aquaculture Practices

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One of the World’s Largest Aquaponics Facilities Lands BAP Certification

One of the world’s largest aquaponics facilities has attained Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certification, the Global Aquaculture Alliance announced in late August. It’s the first aquaponics facility in the BAP program as well as the first land-based, recirculating aquaculture system (RAS) raising Atlantic salmon and steelhead trout in the BAP program. Wisconsin-based Superior Fresh, which operates a 160,000-square-foot aquaponics facility (soon to expand to 300,000 square feet) on a 720-acre native restoration project in the rural community of Northfield, Wisc., just harvested its first fish on July 4 and will be able to produce around 160,000 pounds of Atlantic salmon … READ MORE “One of the World’s Largest Aquaponics Facilities Lands BAP Certification”

First For Australia: BAP-Certified Rainbow Trout Farms

Congratulations to Goulburn River Trout, the first rainbow trout business in Australia and the Eastern Hemisphere to attain Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certification. Both of the company’s farms, Thornton Farm and Walnut Island Farm, which are located in the foothills of the Great Dividing Range in northeast Victoria, earned BAP certification on Oct. 25. The rainbow trout are grown out in raceways using water from the Goulburn River, which flows from Lake Eildon, providing a year-round supply of cold, clear water. Family-owned Goulburn River Trout is responsible for its own trout breeding, grow-out, processing and distribution. The company produced just … READ MORE “First For Australia: BAP-Certified Rainbow Trout Farms”

Peruvian Company First To Offer Four-Star BAP Trout

Congratulations to Peruvian Andean Trout S.A.C., the world’s first company qualified to offer four-star Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) trout. The company became eligible to offer four-star BAP trout upon BAP certification of its processing plant in June. Peruvian Andean Trout’s farm and hatchery were also recently BAP certified. Located in the Peruvian Andes, all three facilities graduated from the iBAP program, a precursor to full BAP certification, early this year. Peruvian Andean Trout sources feed from BAP-certified feed mills owned by EWOS Chile Alimentos Ltda. and Biomar Chile S.A., completing its four-star Bap status. Four-star BAP status denotes that a … READ MORE “Peruvian Company First To Offer Four-Star BAP Trout”