Global Seafood Alliance (GSA) is celebrating United Nations World Oceans Month 2022, a reminder that the ocean connects us all and plays an essential role in our everyday lives. Our oceans feed billions of people and over 3 billion people depend on marine and coastal biodiversity for their livelihood. By 2050, the demand for animal
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Vega Salmon’s processing plant has been certified to the Global Seafood Alliance’s Seafood Processing Standard (SPS), the first-ever seafood processing plant in Germany to earn the distinction, the nonprofit organization announced on May 31. Based in Kolding, Denmark, Vega Salmon’s processing plant is located just across the border in Handewitt, Germany, and its Atlantic salmon
Today the Global Seafood Alliance announced the launch of its first consumer marketing campaign to coincide with U.S. National Seafood Month in October. To capitalize on consumers’ shift to more seafood consumption and preference for fish that’s responsibly sourced, the campaign will communicate directly with consumers through earned and social media and engage retailers and
Blue Waters LLC Oman, which produces sea bream (Sparus aurata) in the Gulf of Oman, achieved Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certification, the Global Seafood Alliance announced in early April. The farm, which consists of circular cages off the coast of Qurayyat about 100 kilometers south of Muscat, is Oman’s first facility to attain BAP certification.
The final draft of Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) Hatchery Standard Issue 2.0, published by the Global Seafood Alliance (GSA) on April 4, 2022, includes a number of new requirements related to food safety, worker safety, water quality, effluent monitoring and traceability. Issue 2.0 replaces Issue 1.0, which was initially adopted in September 2014. Issue 2.0 will go
The Global Seafood Alliance’s (GSA) Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) third-party certification program has added a major player in the frozen, refrigerated and preserved foods business in southern Europe to its list of market endorsers. Vima Foods has pledged to source seafood from BAP-certified farms and processing plants, the equivalent of two-star BAP product, GSA announced
A testament to the industry’s dedication to responsible seafood production and sourcing, even during difficult times, the Global Seafood Alliance’s (GSA) Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) third-party certification program grew 8.6 percent last year, ending 2021 with 3,169 BAP-certified facilities in six continents and 39 countries, up from 2,918 BAP-certified facilities at the end of 2020.
Regal Springs Tilapia Is World’s First Tilapia Producer to Use Traceability Integrating Directly with BAP Certification Systems
Regal Springs Tilapia is the world’s first tilapia producer to use traceability that integrates directly with the Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certification systems. This innovation is enabled by the Wholechain traceability system and has been designed in collaboration with BAP with the goal of enabling real time data monitoring for BAP’s certification. The Switzerland-based company,
The Global Seafood Alliance is pleased to announce the addition of two new members to its 12-member Standards Oversight Committee (SOC). Dr. Shakuntala Thilsted, global lead for nutrition and public health at WorldFish and this year’s World Food Prize Laureate, and Jenna Stoner, aquaculture program director at Sustainable Fisheries Partnership (SFP), joined the SOC on
Add two more species of finfish and shellfish to the list of species represented by the industry-leading Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) third-party certification program. China’s Jiangsu Kuntai Agriculture Development Co. Ltd. has earned BAP certification for its farm producing topmouth culter (Culter alburnus) and Oriental river prawn (Macrobrachium nipponense), the Global Aquaculture Alliance announced on
Global Seafood Alliance (GSA) is committed to continually raising the bar on social accountability through the adoption of standards and certification demonstrating best practices in aquaculture and fisheries as well as through its pre-competitive education and advocacy work. In light of the documentary “Seaspiracy,” released on Netflix on March 24, GSA invites director Ali Tabrizi
As Animal-Welfare Advocates Spotlight Fish, GSA Reemphasizes its Longtime Commitment to Animal Health and Welfare
The Global Seafood Alliance (GSA) is calling on animal-welfare advocates to engage in the nonprofit organization’s animal-welfare journey by participating in the Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) standards review process as well as its pre-competitive education and advocacy work on animal welfare. As animal-welfare advocates increasingly spotlight fish and seafood in their campaign work, GSA is
Updated BAP Farm Standard Includes New Requirements on Antimicrobials, Social Accountability, Wildlife Protection
Issue 3.0 of the Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) Farm Standard has been released to the public, the Global Aquaculture Alliance announced on March 1. The renamed BAP Farm Standard replaces Issue 2.4 of the BAP Finfish and Crustacean Farm Standard and adds a number of new requirements under BAP’s four pillars of sustainability — food
Congratulations to Mexico’s Earth Ocean Farms for becoming the world’s first Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP)-certified processing plant to process totoaba (Totoaba macdonaldi), a large member of the drum family that is endemic to the Gulf of California. Located in La Paz, Mexico, the processing plant also handles Pacific red snapper (Lutjanus peru). The totoaba and
Congratulations to Liyang Qianmatang Chenqiang Special Aquaculture Co. Ltd. for becoming the world’s first Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP)-certified yellow catfish farm. Located in China’s Jiangsu province, the farm, known as Chenqiang farm, raises yellow catfish (Pelteobagrus fulvidraco) using the In Pond Raceway System (IPRS) developed and promoted globally by the U.S. Soybean Export Council (USSEC).
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
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
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