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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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.
Three-Year Study Concludes With Recommendations To Further Strengthen BAP Social and Labor Standards, Improve Compliance
The findings and recommendations of a three-year impact assessment gauging the effectiveness of the Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) third-party certification program’s social and labor requirements were unveiled on June 17. Contracted by the Global Seafood Alliance in 2018, Netherlands-based KIT Royal Tropical Institute set out to better understand how BAP standards are applied in practice
The Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) team held a webinar on March 11, 2021 to provide an overview of the changes made to the revised BAP Farm Standard (Issue 3.0). The BAP Farm Standard (Issue 3.0) will become mandatory for all new and recertifying producers on March 1, 2022. This standard has updates to strengthen our
Add two more species of finfish and shellfish to the list of species represented by the industry-leading Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) third-party certification program. China’s Jiangsu Kuntai Agriculture Development Co. Ltd. has earned BAP certification for its farm producing topmouth culter (Culter alburnus) and Oriental river prawn (Macrobrachium nipponense), the Global Aquaculture Alliance announced on
The Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) program recently released a new version of the Logo Use Requirements document, which contains a few significant changes from the previous version. Moving forward, the star-status logo will no longer be required to use the BAP logo on pack. Producers and endorsers will still be able to use the star-status
The Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) Mollusk Farm Standard Issue 1.1, which replaces Issue 1.0, is now mandatory for all new and recertifying producers. The most significant changes made to Issue 1.1 are as follows: • The scope of the BAP Mollusk Farm Standard has changed, removing “fed” species of mollusks (such as whelks and abalone),
BAP recently launched “splash pages” on the producer page of the BAP website as an added benefit to certified producers. These are drop-down tabs that provide additional information about producers by clicking on the facility name. These tabs provide a place for producers to list information such as marketing and sales contacts and a link to their downloadable
Updated BAP Farm Standard Includes New Requirements on Antimicrobials, Social Accountability, Wildlife Protection
Issue 3.0 of the Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) Farm Standard has been released to the public, the Global Aquaculture Alliance announced on March 1. The renamed BAP Farm Standard replaces Issue 2.4 of the BAP Finfish and Crustacean Farm Standard and adds a number of new requirements under BAP’s four pillars of sustainability — food
BAP, Traceability Pioneers Collaborate on ‘Real-Time’ Data Sharing Initiative with Thai Union, Devi Seafoods
The Global Aquaculture Alliance’s (GAA) Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certification program and traceability companies Wholechain and Legit Fish are developing real-time digital solutions to strengthen BAP’s visibility into producer supply chains. In collaboration with global seafood suppliers Thai Union and Devi Seafoods, BAP is working to enable direct data transfer from BAP-certified facilities to BAP’s
Congratulations to Mexico’s Earth Ocean Farms for becoming the world’s first Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP)-certified processing plant to process totoaba (Totoaba macdonaldi), a large member of the drum family that is endemic to the Gulf of California. Located in La Paz, Mexico, the processing plant also handles Pacific red snapper (Lutjanus peru). The totoaba and
Congratulations to Liyang Qianmatang Chenqiang Special Aquaculture Co. Ltd. for becoming the world’s first Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP)-certified yellow catfish farm. Located in China’s Jiangsu province, the farm, known as Chenqiang farm, raises yellow catfish (Pelteobagrus fulvidraco) using the In Pond Raceway System (IPRS) developed and promoted globally by the U.S. Soybean Export Council (USSEC).
In a year wrought with challenges and disruptions brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Global Aquaculture Alliance applauds its supporters for remaining committed to responsible aquaculture and the Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) third-party certification program. In 2020, the BAP program grew 10.7 percent, ending the year with 2,918 BAP-certified facilities in 39 countries, GAA
Mercadona has become the first Spain-based retailer to recognize the Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) third-party certification program, the Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) announced on Dec. 21. Mercadona has added BAP to its farmed seafood sourcing policy and will accept the program as a means of compliance for suppliers. “Mercadona works closely with several national and international organizations
BioMar Tongwei (Wuxi) Biotech Co. Ltd. is China’s first feed mill producing feed for trout and turbot to earn Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certification, the Global Aquaculture Alliance announced on Nov. 20. BioMar Tongwei (Wuxi) Biotech Co. Ltd. is a joint venture between Danish feed giant BioMar Group A/S and Chinese feed manufacturer Tongwei Co.
The Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) program is continuing to add value to BAP-certified producers by providing them with new tools and resources. Among those resources are new “splash pages” on the BAP producer page which will provide producers with an opportunity to list additional information about their company in a drop-down tab under their facility
Editor’s note: The Best Aquaculture practices (BAP) third-party certification program is keeping its stakeholders up to date on announcements related to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in this blog. Please check back here regularly for information. November 3, 2020: GAA Delivers Inclusive Audit Solutions for BAP Customers After successfully implementing accredited remote auditing for farms, hatcheries
BAP Spotlight Stories were created as way to highlight BAP-certified producers around the world and the stories of the people behind them. To be featured in spotlight story, reach out to us at email@example.com. The following questions were answered by Ismail Aksoy, CEO of Luckyfish Co. BAP: What inspired you to become involved in the