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New BAP Sustainable Feed Ingredients Vanguard Standard Released for Public Comment

The Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) Sustainable Feed Ingredients Vanguard Standard is now available for public comment, the Global Seafood Alliance announced on Aug. 4. The 60-day public comment period ends on Oct. 3. Currently, feed mills find it difficult to meet sustainability goals because of the limited availability of certified ingredients, particularly plant-based ones. This 

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Kingfish Zeeland First in Europe to Complete Pilot of Raised Without Antibiotics Standard

The Kingfish Company, a Yellowtail Kingfish producer with its Kingfish Zeeland facility based in the Netherlands, has become the first company in Europe to successfully complete a pilot of Global Seafood Alliance’s (GSA) Raised Without Antibiotics Standard. Kingfish Zeeland was also the world’s first recirculating aquaculture system (RAS) to earn Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certification 

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Global Seafood Alliances Launches BAP Consumer-Facing Website

A new Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) consumer-facing website, a key piece of the Global Seafood Alliance’s (GSA) first-ever consumer marketing campaign, was unveiled today. The site features information on the BAP certification program, an introduction to aquaculture, seafood recipes and information on seafood’s positive effect on health and wellness. The site also links to a 

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Vega Salmon’s Processing Plant First in Germany to be Certified to SPS

Vega Salmon’s processing plant has been certified to the Global Seafood Alliance’s Seafood Processing Standard (SPS), the first-ever seafood processing plant in Germany to earn the distinction, the nonprofit organization announced on May 31. Based in Kolding, Denmark, Vega Salmon’s processing plant is located just across the border in Handewitt, Germany, and its Atlantic salmon 

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Hong Kong & Macau to Celebrate World Oceans Day with BAP-Certified Seafood

More than 30 leading restaurants and hotels in Hong Kong and Macau have created special menus highlighting responsibly sourced seafood in celebration of World Oceans Day to show their commitment toward eating responsible seafood. Starting June 6, restaurants participating in the week-long event will serve seafood from certified aquaculture operations and biologically sustainable fishing operations. 

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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.