Topic sustainable seafood

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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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The Basics of Farmed Seafood: A Roundup

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. Check out the hashtag #Aquaculture101 on social media for more information. There’s a lot 

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Beijing-Based Supermarket Chain Commits to Sourcing BAP Seafood

Pictured from left to right are Liu Bo, Seafood Purchasing Manager, Sofly; Jane Bi, GAA Director of Asia Market Development; and Li Junqiang, General Manager, Fresh Food Division, Sofly. Beijing Shouhang Guoli Trading Co. has committed to sourcing seafood from Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP)-certified facilities for its Beijing-based supermarket chain, known as Sofly, as part 

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GAA’s First Ever Annual Report Highlights Accomplishments, Goals

The Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) is pleased to announce that it has published its first ever annual report. The 32-page 2018 annual report — released on March 14, just prior to the 2019 edition of Seafood Expo North America (SENA) — lays out the 22-year-old organization’s accomplishments and goals for both its pre-competitive advocacy and education 

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China’s Hisealink Commits to Sourcing BAP Seafood

The Global Aquaculture Alliance is proud to announce that Hisealink, a leading global food sourcing and distribution network for restaurants and hotels across China, is incorporating GAA’s Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) third-party certification program into its sustainable seafood sourcing policy. Hisealink and its purchasing and trading platform, Fresh Food Smart Choice, are pledging to preferentially 

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Ten Reasons to Buy BAP Seafood

  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 

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BAP Logo Policing Results Show 99% Compliance with Guidelines

For the last six quarters, the Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) third-party certification program has used a third-party crowdsourcing firm to perform in-store audits of BAP products in retail stores across the United States, Canada and Mexico as part of its logo policing program. This includes answering specific questions about each product regarding country of origin, 

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Salty Farmer Stories – Coming Soon to Prime Time Thanks to Good Catch

Note: The following is a guest post by Heidi Hanson of Warner Hanson Television. Heidi is currently in production on Good Catch, a national Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) series and educational outreach campaign to promote sustainable seafood. GAA is a proud key sponsor of this initiative. Hungry for the stories of our salty farmers? Good 

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BAP Milestone: 2,000th Aquaculture Facility Certified

  The industry-leading Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) third-party certification program has reached a milestone, surpassing the 2,000-facility mark. There are now more than 2,000 BAP-certified processing plants, farms, hatcheries and feed mills in 33 countries and six continents. Administered by the Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA), the BAP program is growing by leaps and bounds, more 

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Milestone: Number Of BAP-Certified Facilities Tops 1,500

It’s official. The number of Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP)-certified facilities has surpassed the 1,500 mark, with the addition of 67 new facilities to the third-party aquaculture certification program last month. At the end of November, there were a total of 1,527 BAP-certified processing plants, farms, hatcheries and feed mills worldwide, the Global Aquaculture Alliance has 

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BAP Steps Up Logo-Policing Program

The Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) third-party certification program has stepped up its logo-policing program with the deployment of a data-collection application to ensure that the BAP logo is being used properly on retail-ready packaging, the Global Aquaculture Alliance announced in early November. The BAP program integrity team has tapped Field Agent, a data-collection application that 

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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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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