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ShopRite Commits To Four-Star BAP

As part of its sustainable seafood procurement policy, ShopRite has committed to sourcing four-star Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) product, beginning with shrimp, the Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) announced in late February. The U.S. East Coast supermarket company has pledged to source 100% four-star BAP shrimp, meaning that 100% of its farmed shrimp would originate from BAP-certified 

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BAP’s Moya Presents At Aqua India 2016

Marcos Moya, Best Aquaculture Practices’ (BAP) market development manager-supply chain, presented at the Society of Aquaculture Professionals’ Aqua India 2016 conference in Vishakapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India, from January 29 to 30. India is a fast growing market for the BAP third-party certification program. There are more than 150 BAP-certified processing plants, farms, hatcheries and feed 

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Tropical-Sponsored Operation Is Brazil’s First To Enroll In iBAP

GeneSeas Aquacultura Ltda. is Brazil’s first operation to enroll in the Global Aquaculture Alliance’s iBAP program, and the latest operation that Tropical Aquaculture Products Inc. has sponsored to enroll in the iBAP program or apply for Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certification. U.S.-based Tropical Aquaculture has sponsored a total of 11 tilapia processing plants and farms 

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MoU With Rubicon To Accelerate Availability Of Four-Star BAP Shrimp

Approximately 285 shrimp farms in India and Thailand will be encouraged to attain Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certification as part of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed by the Global Aquaculture Alliance and Rubicon Resources in early February. The MoU is intended to accelerate and grow the availability of four-star BAP shrimp. Four star denotes 

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Canada Recognizes Role Of Third-Party Certification Schemes

The Global Aquaculture Alliance commends the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) for enacting a policy fortifying the value of voluntary third-party certification schemes like the Best Aquaculture Practices. The policy enables CFIA to use the outcome of a third-party audit on an aquaculture facility or other food facility to guide its risk-based inspection activities, recognizing voluntary third-party 

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MoU With National Fish To Boost Availability Of Four-Star BAP Shrimp

In an effort to grow the availability of four-star Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) shrimp, the Global Aquaculture Alliance has inked a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with National Fish & Seafood and Minh Phu Seafood Corporation in which approximately 800 shrimp farms in Vietnam will be encouraged to attain BAP certification. National Fish & Seafood committed 

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Chilean Farms First To Complete Multi-Site Zone Cluster Program

Marine Harvest Chile has completed the Best Aquaculture Practices’ (BAP) new multi-site zone cluster program, resulting in nine of its salmon farm sites and two of its processing plants attaining BAP certification, the Global Aquaculture Alliance announced in early February. Thanks to the biosecurity measures implemented by Chile’s regulatory authorities, the BAP multi-site zone cluster program 

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Special Auditor Training Course Scheduled for Puerto Montt

Due to enthusiastic support for group and multi-site zone cluster, or “barrio,” certifications, the Global Aquaculture Alliance’s Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) division is offering a special auditor training course for its group and barrio certification programs. The course will be held at Hotel Manquehue in Puerto Montt, Chile, from March 30 to 31. This course 

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Vietnamese Shrimp Farms First To Earn BAP Group Certification

Stapimex is the world’s first shrimp operation, and the second across all species, to successfully complete the new Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) group farm program, the Global Aquaculture Alliance announced in mid-January. Stapimex (Soc Trang Seafood Joint Stock Company), one of Vietnam’s largest shrimp producers, earned BAP certification for six of its shrimp farm sites 

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GAA, BAP Featured At China Tilapia Forum

The Global Aquaculture Alliance participated in the 11th International Tilapia Industry Development Forum in Beihai, Guangxi, China, from Nov. 18 to 19. Organized by the China Aquatic Products Processing and Marketing Alliance (CAPPMA), with which GAA has a memorandum of understanding (MoU), the forum acts as a platform for industry representatives to exchange information with 

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BAP Program Set To Grow Again In 2014

With year’s end in sight, the Global Aquaculture Alliance’s (GAA) Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) third-party certification program is again expecting year-on-year growth, in terms of the number of BAP-certified facilities and the volume of product originating from BAP-certified facilities. Through Oct. 31, 2014, the total number of BAP-certified facilities is up 11% from Jan. 1, 

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BAP Certification Scheme Added To FishChoice.com

Add the Global Aquaculture Alliance to the list sustainable seafood organizations promoted by FishChoice.com, a web-based platform that helps businesses that buy and sell sustainable seafood. A profile of GAA’s Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) third-party certification scheme has been added to FishChoice.com following the Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch® program’s decision this year to rate 

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Commitment To Excellence: A Young Guolian Sets Sights On Future

Editor’s note: This is the second in a series of profiles recognizing companies for their commitment to responsible aquaculture and the Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) third-party certification program. The “Commitment to Excellence” seal denotes the number of years a company has been committed to the BAP program. To qualify, a company’s first facility must be 

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Jane Bi To Represent Best Aquaculture Practices In Asia

The Global Aquaculture Alliance’s Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) division has expanded its market development team with the addition of Jane Bi as BAP’s market development manager for Asia. Bi will help manage relationships with seafood suppliers, distributors, retailers and foodservice operators in Asia on behalf of BAP, the world’s leading third-party certification program for aquaculture