First Mexican Shrimp Supplier To Offer Four-Star BAP Shrimp
Congratulations to Selecta Group, the first Mexican shrimp supplier qualified to offer four-star Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) shrimp.
Four-star BAP product originates from a BAP-certified processing plant, farm, hatchery and feed mill. It’s the highest designation in BAP, the world’s most comprehensive third-party aquaculture certification program, with standards encompassing environmental responsibility, social responsibility, food safety, animal health and welfare and traceability.
Selecta Group became eligible to offer four-star BAP shrimp when its hatchery, Selecta De Guaymas S.A. de C.V. in Bahía Kino, attained BAP certification in August. Already BAP-certified were its Acuicola Selecta S.A. de C.V. farm in the Coast of Hermosillo and Selecta De Guaymas S.A. de C.V. feed mill in Hermosillo, and its Procesos y Congelacion Guay Mar S.A. de C.V. processing plant has been BAP certified since 2012. The vertically integrated, privately held, family-managed company also has sales offices in Los Angeles and San Diego.
“We are very proud of this achievement, to be the first Mexican shrimp supplier qualified to offer four-star BAP shrimp,” said Selecta’s Rodrigo De la Serna. “We are very proud of our employees. Throughout Selecta’s business units they work hard each day to help us reach the highest quality standards.”
“For years, Selecta has been proudly representing Mexico in the seafood market worldwide. Its commitment to excellence, quality and responsibility has continued though the generations,” said Marcos Moya, manager of BAP supply development. “BAP certification will allow Selecta to differentiate its products in international markets but also in the Mexican market. Congratulations to the organization and its employees.”
The BAP program continues to grow. A record 74 new processing plants, farms, hatcheries and feed mills attained BAP certification in June. At the end of July, 1,325 processing plants, farms, hatcheries and feed mills worldwide were BAP certified.
A division of the Global Aquaculture Alliance, Best Aquaculture Practices is an international certification program based on achievable, science-based and continuously improved performance standards for the entire aquaculture supply chain — farms, hatcheries, processing plants and feed mills — that assure healthful foods produced through environmentally and socially responsible means. BAP certification is based on independent audits that evaluate compliance with the BAP standards developed by the Global Aquaculture Alliance.