Articles in the Category BAP – News

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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 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 

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Kvarøy Fiskeoppdrett is Norway’s First Salmon Farm to Earn BAP Certification

Kvarøy Fiskeoppdrett, known in the United States as Kvarøy Arctic, is Norway’s first salmon farm to be awarded Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certification, the Global Aquaculture Alliance announced in early September.   Based on Norway’s Kvarøy Island in the Arctic Circle, Kvarøy Fiskeoppdrett is a third-generation family business founded in 1976. Two of the company’s salmon farm sites, Movikodden and Selsøyvær, 

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BAP Spotlight Story: Fuqing Yihua Aquatic Food Co. Ltd.

The Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) Program’s “Spotlight Stories” highlight BAP-certified producers around the world and the stories of the people behind them. This Spotlight Story features Fuqing Yihua Aquatic Food Co. Ltd., a Chinese shrimp producer. BAP: What inspired you to become involved in the seafood industry? Fuqing Yihua: Fuqing City is a unique geographical 

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BAP Spotlight Story: Seafarms

BAP: Tell us a little bit about Seafarms. Seafarms: Seafarms has been investing in the Australian prawn-farming industry for many years and has developed a reputation for producing superior tasting Australian black tiger prawns and banana prawns, sold under the Crystal Bay® Prawns brand.  Established more than 30 years ago to become one of the 

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BAP Is First Certification Program to Apply for SSCI Recognition

The Global Aquaculture Alliance’s Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certification program has submitted a benchmark application to The Consumer Goods Forum’s (CGF) Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative (SSCI), the first step in receiving SSCI recognition as meeting industry expectations for third-party social compliance programs. BAP is the first certification program to apply. The SSCI was launched by 

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Raising the Bar for Responsible Aquafeed: BAP Releases New Feed Mill Standard

The Global Aquaculture Alliance on June 15 announced the release of Issue 3.0 of its Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) Feed Mill Standard. This widely adopted standard has been strengthened to reflect the growing reliance of aquaculture on responsibly produced feed. Expectations continue to rise for accountability in the sourcing of marine and terrestrial ingredients, and