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”

iBAP Welcomes First Greek Facility

Please join Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) in welcoming the first facility in Greece to engage in BAP third-party certification program. IRIDA S.A., a fish feed manufacturer located in Evia, Greece, is currently participating in the iBAP program and is expected to transition to BAP certification soon. The company produces 48,000 metric tons of feed annually for sea bream, sea bass, meagre and trout, supplying high-quality feed to aquaculture producers worldwide. Launched in early 2015, the iBAP program is designed to provide technical assistance and encouragement to aquaculture facilities interested in pursuing responsible aquaculture practices. Facilities that enroll in iBAP agree … READ MORE “iBAP Welcomes First Greek Facility”

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”