The Global Seafood Alliance (GSA) recently conducted a survey of about 3,400 consumers in China to better understand consumer purchasing decisions and the influence and awareness of the Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) label. A total of 3,403 consumers were surveyed by a third-party, with about two-thirds of survey respondents being born in 1990 or later.
SanLei, which produces trout in the Kingdom of Lesotho, has achieved Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certification, the Global Seafood Alliance (GSA) announced in June. SanLei’s farm and hatchery are the first in Lesotho to attain BAP certification, as well as the first farm and hatchery in Southern Africa to earn the distinction. They currently are
The Global Seafood Alliance (GSA) released Issue 2.1 of its Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) Hatchery Standard, which will be required for any hatchery that submits an application on or after April 4, 2023. No audits will be conducted to version 2.0 due to the removal of “Outsourcing Activity” and “Supplier Activity” definitions, as well as
Chinese retailer Qdama has pledged to source seafood from Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP)-certified producers as part of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) that the company signed with the Global Seafood Alliance (GSA) on July 22 in Guangzhou. To help provide assurances to consumers, Qdama has agreed to begin sourcing BAP seafood to strengthen its commitment to
More than 30 leading restaurants and hotels in Hong Kong and Macau have created special menus highlighting responsibly sourced seafood in celebration of World Oceans Day to show their commitment toward eating responsible seafood. Starting June 6, restaurants participating in the week-long event will serve seafood from certified aquaculture operations and biologically sustainable fishing operations.
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,
As part of its producer spotlight initiative, the Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) program released a new video featuring BAP-certified producer Ideal Fish. Launched in 2013, Ideal Fish is uses a recirculating aquaculture system (RAS) to raise branzino, or European sea bass. The 63,000-square-foot facility is located in Waterbury, Conn., within close proximity to the major metropolitan
The Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) is pleased to announce that it has published its 2019 annual report. Released today, the 36-page 2019 annual report lays out the 23-year-old organization’s accomplishments in 2019 and goals for both its pre-competitive advocacy and education work as well as its industry-leading third-party aquaculture certification program, Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP).
Editor’s note: Aquaculture 101 is a campaign run by the Global Seafood Alliance to educate the public about the basics of aquaculture, to disseminate information in an easily understandable way. The campaign dispels myths and gives facts about the promising future of the industry. In 2020, the focus of Aquaculture 101 is on the alignment
Editor’s note: This post is part of the Aquaculture 101 series, an educational campaign GSA is carrying out in 2019. The mission of the campaign is to spread awareness about basic aquaculture information to those who might not know about aquaculture, or those who might be skeptical of farmed fish. Each month, a blog post, short
The Global Aquaculture Alliance is proud to announce that its industry-leading third-party aquaculture certification program, Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP), has a new look. On July 25, GAA unveiled a redesigned BAP logo as part of a rebranding campaign that will officially roll out in October 2019. Since its inception in 2002, BAP has evolved and
The Global Aquaculture Alliance has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Hema Fresh whereby the Chinese supermarket chain has incorporated GAA’s Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) into its sustainable seafood sourcing policy for its private label brand, Difresco. Hema Fresh, which is owned by Alibaba, has committed to sourcing BAP shrimp and pangasius and promoting
Tell us a little about your background – where did you go to school? What was your major? When I was little, my aunt used to take me to Provincetown, MA for summer vacation and we would spend the entire summer by the ocean. It was there I fell in love with the ocean and
With the first 10 months of 2018 in the books, the Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) is pleased to announce that the number of Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP)-certified facilities is up 21.2 percent this year. There were 2,155 BAP-certified processing plants, farms, hatcheries and feed mills at the end of October, including 1,451 farms, 372 processing plants,
Buy with confidence. Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) is the world’s only aquaculture certification program that covers the entire production chain (hatcheries, feed mills, farms and processing plants). BAP also has the most comprehensive standards, which cover environmental responsibility, social responsibility, food safety and animal health and welfare. The BAP program is endorsed by retailers
The number of Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP)-certified facilities reached 1,864 through the first 11 months of 2017, the Global Aquaculture Alliance announced in mid-December. With one month to go in 2017, the number BAP-certified facilities is up nearly 20% from the end of 2016. Of the 1,864 BAP-certified facilities, 1,133 are farms, 442 are processing
This month, the Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) via the Responsible Aquaculture Foundation (RAF) accepted a $435,000 grant from the Open Philanthropy Project to develop best practices for animal welfare for salmonids, tilapia and channel catfish. As part of the two-year grant, GAA will identify best practices for animal welfare by surveying existing commercial practices, reviewing
Congratulations to Open Blue Sea Farm Panama S.A., the world’s first company capable of offering four-star Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) cobia. The company became eligible to offer four-star BAP cobia upon confirmation that it purchases feed from two BAP-certified feed mills, Biomar Aquacorporation Products S.A. in Costa Rica and Vitapro S.A. in Peru. The announcement