Seafood industry veteran Wally Stevens, who has held various leadership roles with the Global Seafood Alliance (GSA) for the past 14 years and is currently chief executive officer, is retiring at the end of December, the nonprofit organization announced on Dec. 16. Brian Perkins, who joined GSA as chief operating officer on March 1, will
Topic Best Aquaculture Practices
Topic Best Aquaculture Practices
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
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.
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.
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,
Japanese Consumers’ Co-operative Union (JCCU) is the latest Japanese organization to endorse the Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) third-party certification program with the rollout of its first BAP-labeled product, “CO-OP Smoked Salmon Trout Cut Off.” Beginning Oct. 1, 70-gram packages of salt-and-sugar seasoned smoked steelhead trout trimmings carrying the four-star BAP label — meaning the product was
The Global Seafood Alliance is pleased to announce that Dibaq Group, a leading player in animal health and nutrition, is the first company in Spain as well as in continental Europe to attain Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certification for one of its feed mills, as the world’s leading third-party aquaculture certification program continues to make
Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) Hatchery Standard Issue 2.0 is now available for public comment, the Global Seafood Alliance announced on Sept. 8. The 60-day public comment period ends on Nov. 8. Issue 2.0 will replace Issue 1.0, which was initially adopted in September 2014. The standard applies to all aquaculture hatchery and nursery facilities for finfish,
Yexiao Food & Catering Management Co. Ltd., which owns and operates China’s Zhuge Legend grilled fish takeaway restaurant chain, is giving priority to seafood originating from Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP)-certified facilities as part of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) that the Qingdao-based company signed with the Global Aquaculture Alliance (now the Global Seafood Alliance) on
China Supply and Marketing Agricultural Production Wholesale Market Holding Co. Ltd., one of China’s leading wholesale food providers, has pledged to source seafood from Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP)-certified farms, processing plants, hatcheries and feed mills as part of an agreement that the Beijing-based company signed with the Global Seafood Alliance (GSA) in Qingdao on Aug.
Japanese food and beverage conglomerate S. Ishimitsu & Co. Ltd. has committed to sourcing seafood from Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP)-certified farms and processing plants, the Global Aquaculture Alliance (now the Global Seafood Alliance) announced in mid-August. Ishimitsu-Shoji is currently offering shrimp products with the BAP label. “We pursue social value as well as economic value.
GAA’s 2020 Annual Report Highlights Commitment to UN Sustainable Development Goals, Serving Members and Certified Facilities through Pandemic
The Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) on June 14, 2021, published its 2020 Annual Report. The 46-page 2020 Annual Report highlights GAA’s commitment to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SGDs) as well as the nonprofit organization’s commitment to serving its almost 400 individual and corporate members and its more than 2,900 Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP)-certified
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
Global Seafood Alliance Board Meets for First Time Following Global Aquaculture Alliance, Global Seafood Assurances Merger
The Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) has officially changed its name to the Global Seafood Alliance following votes by the GAA board of directors and the board of directors of its sister organization, Global Seafood Assurances. The new name reflects the merger and the nonprofit organization’s growing involvement in wild fisheries through the addition of the
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