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Global Seafood Alliance Celebrates Return of Seafood Expo North America in Boston

The Global Seafood Alliance is looking forward to reconnecting with its associates at the 2022 edition of Seafood Expo North America (SENA), the continent’s largest seafood trade show, with a number of activities planned for the three-day event. After a two-year hiatus, SENA returns to the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center (BCEC) in Boston, Massachusetts, 

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Global Seafood Alliance Saddened By Loss Of Former GAA Board Member Ray Jones

The Global Seafood Alliance (GSA) is saddened to hear of the passing of former Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) board member Ray Jones. Ray served on the GAA board of directors from 2003 to 2016. He was an expert on technical issues such as quality assurance programs, nutritional labeling, residue and pathogen testing and U.S. Food 

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FEDEACUA, Colombia To Pilot Draft Biosecurity Area Management Standard

The Global Aquaculture Alliance and Federación Colombiana De Acuicultores (FEDEACUA) are delighted to announce the Best Aquaculture Practices’ first pilot of the draft BAP Biosecurity Area Management Standards. FEDEACUA, the Colombian federation of aquaculture, has asked that Reservoir Betania tilapia farmers undergo the pilot and implement the draft BAP Biosecurity Area Management Standards. The standard lays 

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GAA To Exclude Outsourcing Of Shrimp Processing To Prevent Labor Abuse

The Global Aquaculture Alliance’s Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) third-party certification program on Dec. 15 took a stand against child labor and forced labor in the shrimp supply chain by prohibiting BAP-certified processing plants from outsourcing the processing of shrimp to third-party entities. The prohibition will take effect Jan. 1, 2016. The decision to prohibit the 

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Availability Of Three-, Four-Star BAP Tilapia From China To Increase

Maoming City Maonan Sangao Fine Breeding Base, one of China’s largest tilapia hatcheries, has attained Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certification. The hatchery’s certification will likely increase the availability of three- and four-star BAP tilapia from China. Groups are capable of offering four-star BAP product if the product originates from BAP-certified hatcheries, feed mills, farms and 

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Milestone Reached With 1,000th BAP-Certified Facility

The Global Aquaculture Alliance’s Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) third-party certification program has reached a milestone. Twelve years after the first set of BAP standards were introduced, the number of BAP-certified facilities has surpassed 1,000. At the end of November, 1,028 processing plants, farms, hatcheries and feed mills were BAP-certified. That’s up from 701 BAP-certified facilities 

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Bidvest Partners With Best Aquaculture Practices

The Global Aquaculture Alliance announced in early December that Bidvest Australia and Bidvest Fresh/Direct Seafoods UK have been added to the growing list of wholesale, retail and foodservice companies worldwide partnering with the Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) third-party certification program. As part of their company-wide sustainability approach, Bidvest Australia and Bidvest Fresh/Direct Seafoods UK will 

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Feed Mill Is First In Indonesia To Earn BAP Certification

Shrimp and finfish companies sourcing from Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP)-certified hatcheries, farms and processing plants can now source feed from the PT Centralpertiwi Bahari (CP Prima) feed mill in Indonesia and be capable of offering four-star BAP product. The feed mill, owned by PT Central Proteinaprima (CP Prima) and located in Lampung province, recently attained BAP 

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GAA Statement on AquAdvantage Salmon

GAA has published the following statement on AquAdvantage Salmon: On Nov. 19, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the production, sale and consumption of AquaBounty’s AquAdvantage® Salmon. AquAdvantage Salmon may be raised only at two land-based, closed-containment facilities in Canada and Panama. The facilities would be eligible to apply for Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) third-party 

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Industry Veteran Mike Berthet To Represent BAP In The UK

The Global Aquaculture Alliance’s Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) division is proud to announce that it has expanded its market development team with the addition of Mike Berthet as BAP’s market development manager for the United Kingdom. Berthet remains active within M&J Seafood/Fresh Direct Group. A qualified chef with 30-plus years of seafood experience, Berthet represents 

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World’s Aquaculture Leaders To Gather In Vancouver For GOAL Conference

More than 400 aquaculture and seafood professionals from around the world will descend upon Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, next week for the Global Aquaculture Alliance’s annual GOAL (Global Outlook on Aquaculture Leadership) conference. GOAL 2015 will be held at the Four Seasons Vancouver from October 26 to 29. This is the first time since the 

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Brazilian Shrimp Producer Wins Global Aquaculture Innovation & Leadership Award

Congratulations to Brazil’s Camanor Produtos Marinhos Ltda., winner of this year’s Preferred Freezer Services Global Aquaculture Innovation & Leadership Award, the Global Aquaculture Alliance announced on Monday, Oct. 19. Camanor Director Werner Jost will accept the award for Camanor’s AquaScience® technology at GAA’s GOAL 2015 conference at the Four Seasons in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, 

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GAA’s Response To Launch Of GSSI Global Benchmarking Tool

The Global Aquaculture Alliance’s Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) third-party certification scheme intends to submit an application to the Global Sustainable Seafood Initiative (GSSI) following the launch of its Global Benchmark Tool at the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries conference in Vigo, Spain, on Oct. 8. “We applaud the Global