Articles in the Category BAP – News

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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. 

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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 

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Jiangsu Province Farm Is World’s First BAP-Certified Topmouth Culter and Oriental River Prawn Farm

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 

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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 

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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 

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Totoaba, Pacific Red Snapper Processing Plant Achieves BAP Certification

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 

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Jiangsu Province Farm Is World’s First BAP-Certified Yellow Catfish Farm

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). 

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Despite Pandemic, BAP Program Grows, Ending 2020 With 2,918 Certified Facilities

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 

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Mercadona Is First Spain-Based Retailer to Accept BAP Seafood

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 

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BioMar-Tongwei JV Is First in China to Offer BAP Feed for Trout, Turbot

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. 

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BAP’s COVID-19 Blog: GAA Delivers Inclusive Audit Solutions for BAP Customers

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 

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BAP Spotlight Story: Luckyfish Co.

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 bapinfo@bapcertification.org. The following questions were answered by Ismail Aksoy, CEO of Luckyfish Co. BAP: What inspired you to become involved in the