Topic Best Aquaculture Practices

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GAA Strengthens Ties With New Saudi Aquaculture Leadership

The Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) strengthened its ties with Saudi Arabia’s new aquaculture leadership and major industry stakeholders at a Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) conference at the Burj Rafal Hotel Kempinski in Riyadh in early September. GAA, which in January signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Saudi Aquaculture Society (SAS) that will require the country’s 

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First Mexican Shrimp Supplier To Offer Four-Star BAP Shrimp

Congratulations to Selecta Group, the first Mexican shrimp supplier qualified to offer four-star Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) shrimp. Four-star BAP product originates from a BAP-certified processing plant, farm, hatchery and feed mill. It’s the highest designation in BAP, the world’s most comprehensive third-party aquaculture certification program, with standards encompassing environmental responsibility, social responsibility, food safety, 

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Melanie Siggs Named GAA’s Director of Strategic Engagements

Melanie Siggs has joined the Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) in the newly created position of Director of Strategic Engagements, the organization announced on July 19. In this role, Siggs will help explore the creation of products and services that meet GAA’s goal of adding value, and values, to the organization’s proposition while advocating, educating and 

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Keller Promoted to Director of BAP Market Development for the Americas

Chris Keller has been named director of Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) market development for the Americas, the Global Aquaculture Alliance announced in early July. The promotion comes 14 months after Keller joined GAA as BAP market development manager-retail for North America. Keller will oversee the market development team in North America, working with Molly Jacques 

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Latest Best Aquaculture Practices Auditor Training Course Draws Record 43 Participants

A record-high 43 auditors attended the Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) auditor training course in Bangkok, Thailand, from June 19 to 25, the Global Aquaculture Alliance has announced. The BAP program integrity team regularly holds auditor training courses around the globe for new auditor candidates and returning auditors requiring refresher training, as well as industry observers 

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Number Of New BAP-Certified Facilities Hits Monthly Record

A record 74 new processing plants, farms, hatcheries and feed mills attained Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certification in June, the Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) has announced. The monthly record came as the number of BAP-certified facilities worldwide reached 1,290 at the end of June. That amounted to an impressive 22 percent increase during the first half of 

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Brinker International Commits To BAP

Brinker International, Inc., one of the world’s leading casual-dining restaurant companies, has committed to source Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) product, as part of its sustainable seafood procurement policy, the Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) announced on July 1. “We are leading the way to higher sustainability standards through our work with the GAA, whose certification program 

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Gourmet Aquatic Enrolls 12 Tilapia Farms In iBAP

Sunnyvale Seafood, the U.S.-based sales arm for the Goulian Aquatic Group and its affiliated companies, continues to robustly support the Global Aquaculture Alliance’s Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) third-party certification program. Goulian Aquatic and Gourmet Aquatic are both eligible to supply four-star shrimp and tilapia products. Also, Goulian Aquatic is a diamond sponsor of GAA’s GOAL 

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SouthFresh Aquaculture Approaching Three-Star BAP Catfish

U.S.-based SouthFresh Aquaculture is one step closer to being eligible to offer three-star Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) catfish. SouthFresh Feeds enrolled its feed mill in the iBAP program earlier this year, a precursor to the BAP certification program. The iBAP program is a deadline-driven plan providing technical support for facilities committed to full BAP certification. SouthFresh 

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Peter Redmond To Depart GAA, BAP

Peter Redmond, vice president of market development for the Global Aquaculture Alliance’s Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) division, is leaving the organization following an eight-year stint in which BAP, the world’s leading third-party aquaculture certification program, grew tremendously. Redmond has been instrumental in the organization’s growth and the marketplace’s acceptance, and embracement, of the concept of 

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BAP Mollusk Farm Standards Released

The Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA), the leading standards-setting organization for farmed seafood, has expanded the Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) third-party certification program with the completion of the new BAP mollusk farm standards. The standards encompass all major farmed mollusk species, including mussels, scallops, oysters, clams and abalone, and replace the existing BAP mussel farm standards. 

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BAP Representative Teams Up With China’s Zhanjiang Guolian

Five tilapia farmers in China that supply product to Zhanjiang Guolian Aquatic Products Co. Ltd. and its subsidiary, Guangdong Gourmet Aquatic Products Co. Ltd., are expected to apply for Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certification following a visit by Panchu Duraisamy, BAP’s country representative in India. While in China, Duraisamy worked with the farm director and