Four-Star BAP Status For India’s Third Group
Congratulations to Avanti Feeds Limited, India’s third group to achieve four-star Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) status for shrimp or any species, the Global Aquaculture Alliance announced in late April.
Four-star BAP status denotes that the processing plants, farms, hatcheries and feed mills from which a group sources are BAP certified. It’s the highest such achievement in the BAP program.
“Avanti Feeds has always promoted sustainability and reliability in aquaculture, and, as part of this effort, had its processing plant and feed mills BAP certified,” said the company in a statement.
Avanti Feeds achieved four-star BAP status on confirmation that it sources shrimp from BAP-certified farms and BAP-certified hatcheries.
Avanti Feeds is India’s third group in only a month to earn four-star BAP status. Penver Products Ltd. became India’s first group to earn the distinction for shrimp or any species in early April. Suryamitra Exim (P) Ltd. followed with four-star BAP status about a week later.
Pictured at right is CMD Mr. A. Indrakumar, chairman and managing director of Avanti Feeds.
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.