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Global Seafood Alliance Aims to Increase Seafood Consumption with First Consumer Marketing Campaign

Today the Global Seafood Alliance announced the launch of its first consumer marketing campaign to coincide with U.S. National Seafood Month in October. To capitalize on consumers’ shift to more seafood consumption and preference for fish that’s responsibly sourced, the campaign will communicate directly with consumers through earned and social media and engage retailers and 

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Vima Foods Commits to BAP, BSP Certification Programs

The Global Seafood Alliance’s (GSA) Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) third-party certification program has added a major player in the frozen, refrigerated and preserved foods business in southern Europe to its list of market endorsers. Vima Foods has pledged to source seafood from BAP-certified farms and processing plants, the equivalent of two-star BAP product, GSA announced 

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BAP Program Grew 8.6 Percent in 2021, Certified Facilities Retention Rate at Five-Year High

A testament to the industry’s dedication to responsible seafood production and sourcing, even during difficult times, the Global Seafood Alliance’s (GSA) Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) third-party certification program grew 8.6 percent last year, ending 2021 with 3,169 BAP-certified facilities in six continents and 39 countries, up from 2,918 BAP-certified facilities at the end of 2020. 

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BAP Spotlight Story: Entre Ríos

BAP Spotlight Stories were created as way to highlight BAP-certified producers around the world and the stories of the people behind them. If you’re interested in being featured in a spotlight story, reach out to us here. BAP: What inspired you to become involved in the seafood industry? Entre Ríos: At Entre Ríos, we are a 

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Study: As More Turn to Seafood, Consumers Look to Eco-Labels to Guide Purchasing Decisions

Seafood is the preferred choice of U.S. consumers looking to eat less meat, and seafood eco-labels such as the Global Seafood Alliance’s (GSA) Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) are influencing the perceptions of the seafood that they purchase and the supermarkets and restaurants that they frequent. That’s according to new research targeting 3,000 U.S. adult consumers 

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Sri Lankan Shrimp Producer Nets Three-Star BAP Status

Congratulations to Taprobane Seafood Group, Sri Lanka’s first company qualified to offer three-star Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) shrimp, the Global Seafood Alliance, which owns the industry-leading BAP certification program, announced on Nov. 3. The Colombo-based company recently attained BAP certification for its Taprobane Sea Food (Pvt.) Ltd. seafood processing plant, Taprobane Frozen Food (Pvt.) Ltd. 

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Regal Springs Tilapia Is World’s First Tilapia Producer to Use Traceability Integrating Directly with BAP Certification Systems

Regal Springs Tilapia is the world’s first tilapia producer to use traceability that integrates directly with the Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certification systems. This innovation is enabled by the Wholechain traceability system and has been designed in collaboration with BAP with the goal of enabling real time data monitoring for BAP’s certification. The Switzerland-based company, 

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Japan’s JCCU Endorses BAP with Rollout of Four-Star Smoked Steelhead

Japanese Consumers’ Co-operative Union (JCCU) is the latest Japanese organization to endorse the Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) third-party certification program with the rollout of its first BAP-labeled product, “CO-OP Smoked Salmon Trout Cut Off.” Beginning Oct. 1, 70-gram packages of salt-and-sugar seasoned smoked steelhead trout trimmings carrying the four-star BAP label — meaning the product was 

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Dibaq Feed Mill Lands BAP Certification: First for Spain, Continental Europe

The Global Seafood Alliance is pleased to announce that Dibaq Group, a leading player in animal health and nutrition, is the first company in Spain as well as in continental Europe to attain Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certification for one of its feed mills, as the world’s leading third-party aquaculture certification program continues to make 

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With MoU, Fast-Growing Grilled Fish Takeaway Restaurant Chain in China Prioritizes BAP

Yexiao Food & Catering Management Co. Ltd., which owns and operates China’s Zhuge Legend grilled fish takeaway restaurant chain, is giving priority to seafood originating from Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP)-certified facilities as part of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) that the Qingdao-based company signed with the Global Aquaculture Alliance (now the Global Seafood Alliance) on 

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CAWM West Coast Market Is China’s First Food Wholesaler to Endorse BAP

China Supply and Marketing Agricultural Production Wholesale Market Holding Co. Ltd., one of China’s leading wholesale food providers, has pledged to source seafood from Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP)-certified farms, processing plants, hatcheries and feed mills as part of an agreement that the Beijing-based company signed with the Global Seafood Alliance (GSA) in Qingdao on Aug. 

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Japan’s Ishimitsu Commits To BAP Certification Program

Japanese food and beverage conglomerate S. Ishimitsu & Co. Ltd. has committed to sourcing seafood from Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP)-certified farms and processing plants, the Global Aquaculture Alliance (now the Global Seafood Alliance) announced in mid-August. Ishimitsu-Shoji is currently offering shrimp products with the BAP label.  “We pursue social value as well as economic value.