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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”

One-Week BAP Seafood Promotion on JD.com a Success

  Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) has just wrapped up a successful one-week promotion with e-commerce giant JD.com that resulted in $60,000 dollars in sales of BAP seafood. The promotion stems from an agreement that the Global Aquaculture Alliance, which administers the BAP third-party aquaculture certification program, inked with JD.com in March 2017 in which the two parties pledged to work together to raise awareness of responsible aquaculture and food safety amongst Chinese consumers. The promotion, which kicked off on July 9, featured a special webpage on JD.com that spotlighted 15 seafood products originating from BAP-certified facilities, which can include processing … READ MORE “One-Week BAP Seafood Promotion on JD.com a Success”

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Fishin’ Company-Sponsored Tilapia Farms Earn BAP Certification

Thirty-four tilapia farms in Hainan, China, recently earned Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certification. The Fishin’ Company, a leading tilapia supplier that is capable of offering four-star BAP tilapia, sponsored the farms to apply for BAP certification. “This is an exciting milestone in the industry’s journey toward worldwide four-star BAP tilapia” said Justin Baugh, director of sustainability for The Fishin’ Company. “Our team in China has been working tirelessly to see this initiative through. We are incredibly proud of the hard work the farmers put in to achieve certification.” Of the 34 tilapia farms, 32 were certified for the first time, … READ MORE “Fishin’ Company-Sponsored Tilapia Farms Earn BAP Certification”

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GAA Responds to Misleading Report on Tilapia Aquaculture

The Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) submits the following response to the segment titled “Supermarket Seafood: What You Need to Know About the World’s Most Affordable and Widely Available Fish,” which aired on The Dr. Oz Show on Nov. 2. Though GAA appreciates that its industry-leading third-party certification program, Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP), was cited in the segment, we respectfully disagree with the way the segment portrayed the tilapia-farming and -processing industry. “It is unfortunate that someone as prominent as Dr. Oz is telling Americans to avoid certain kinds of seafood, specifically Chinese tilapia. Statements like this just cause confusion and tend to … READ MORE “GAA Responds to Misleading Report on Tilapia Aquaculture”

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”

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Fishin’ Company, GAA Partner to Develop Positive Messages for Aquaculture

The Fishin’ Company and Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) are working together to build a new narrative for aquaculture around the positive aspects of the industry, including the nutritional benefits, efficiencies of production, growing adoption of best practices, and, most importantly, passion of the people involved in farming and processing seafood. The partnership comes as GAA launches a new consumer-facing webpage on its Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) website, designed to help consumers decipher the concept of responsible aquaculture and third-party aquaculture certification. The first post to the webpage features workers in the tilapia industry in Hainan, China, from which The Fishin’ … READ MORE “Fishin’ Company, GAA Partner to Develop Positive Messages for Aquaculture”

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The Faces of Tilapia

Behind the tilapia that you purchase at your local supermarket or restaurant are the people who farm and process the fish. For many, farming and processing tilapia isn’t just a job. It’s a way of life. And for those committed to doing things responsibly, it’s a passion. Currently, 92 tilapia farms and 91 tilapia processing plants worldwide are Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certified. Of those, the majority — 79 farms and 50 processing plants — are located in China. These people are committed to the environment, social integrity, and the health of the animal and consumer, and, as part of the … READ MORE “The Faces of Tilapia”