Fourth Vietnamese Company Achieves Four-Star BAP Status

August, 2014

Thuan Phuoc Seafood & Trading Group is the fourth Vietnamese company and the eighth overall to achieve four-star Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) status, denoting that the company’s shrimp processing plants, farms, hatcheries and feed mills are BAP certified, the Global Aquaculture Alliance announced in late August.

C.P. Vietnam Corp.’s Bau Xeo feed mill, from which Thuan Phuoc sources its feed, earned BAP certification in early August. The company’s Thuan Phuoc Seafood and Trading Corp. processing plant, Truong Son Joint Stock Company farm and Minh Phu Aquatic Larvae Company Ltd. hatchery had already attained BAP certification. The addition of feed mill allows Thuan Phuoc to offer four-star shrimp.

Minh Phu Seafood Group, Stapimex Group and UTXI Aquatic Products Processing Group are the other three Vietnamese companies qualified to offer four-star BAP shrimp. The three were recognized with a “Commitment to Excellence” award at Vietfish 2014 on Aug. 6.

About BAP
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.