Topic Best Aquaculture Practices

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GSA Continues Partnership with North Atlantic Seafood Forum 2022

The Global Seafood Alliance (GSA) is partnering with the North Atlantic Seafood Forum for the fourth consecutive year, co-sponsoring this year’s Sustainability Seminar, “Accelerating Towards a More Sustainable Sector,” with the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) and the Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC). The North Atlantic Seafood Forum (NASF) will be held both online and in-person at the 

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Hong Kong & Macau to Celebrate World Oceans Day with BAP-Certified Seafood

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. 

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GSA Partners with Envisible to Digitize Seafood Assurances

The Global Seafood Alliance (GSA) has partnered with Envisible, a company specializing in sustainable sourcing and traceability technology, to digitize GSA’s operations in a multi-year partnership that will leverage supply chain information for Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) and Best Seafood Practices (BSP) stakeholders across the globe. This initiative will enable GSA partners and endorsers to 

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Global Seafood Alliance Aims to Increase Seafood Consumption with First Consumer Marketing Campaign

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 

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GSA Welcomes Three New Members to Standards Oversight Committee

The Global Seafood Alliance is pleased to announce the addition of three new members to its 12-member Standards Oversight Committee (SOC). Toby Middleton, head of market operations at the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC), and Michael Park, CEO of the Scottish White Fish Producers Association, were formerly on the SOC for Global Seafood Assurances, which in 

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Vima Foods Commits to BAP, BSP Certification Programs

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 

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BAP Program Grew 8.6 Percent in 2021, Certified Facilities Retention Rate at Five-Year High

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. 

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Study: As More Turn to Seafood, Consumers Look to Eco-Labels to Guide Purchasing Decisions

Seafood is the preferred choice of U.S. consumers looking to eat less meat, and seafood eco-labels such as the Global Seafood Alliance’s (GSA) Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) are influencing the perceptions of the seafood that they purchase and the supermarkets and restaurants that they frequent. That’s according to new research targeting 3,000 U.S. adult consumers 

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Sri Lankan Shrimp Producer Nets Three-Star BAP Status

Congratulations to Taprobane Seafood Group, Sri Lanka’s first company qualified to offer three-star Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) shrimp, the Global Seafood Alliance, which owns the industry-leading BAP certification program, announced on Nov. 3. The Colombo-based company recently attained BAP certification for its Taprobane Sea Food (Pvt.) Ltd. seafood processing plant, Taprobane Frozen Food (Pvt.) Ltd. 

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MarinTrust, GSA to Collaborate on Marine Ingredients Certification, Digitalization, Assurance

The Global Seafood Alliance (GSA) and MarinTrust have signed a memorandum of understanding whereby the two organizations will work together to meet the goal of 75 percent of the world’s marine ingredients supplies being either certified, in assessment, in application or in the MarinTrust Improver Programme by 2025. Both GSA and MarinTrust are standards holders.