The Responsible Seafood Choice


June 22 Webinar To Highlight Improvements To BAP Auditor Training Course

The Global Aquaculture Alliance’s (GAA) Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) division is holding an informational webinar on Thursday, June 22, at 10 a.m. EDT. Open to the public, the webinar will highlight improvements to the BAP auditor training course. The next course will be held in Dublin, Ireland, from Oct. 1 to 7, 2017. The course...  Read More

Multi-Star BAP Tilapia Upgraded To Seafood Watch Good Alternative Rating

The Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch® program has added two-, three- and four-star Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) tilapia to the list of products from third-party certification programs that it recommends to businesses and consumers, which is equivalent to its yellow Good Alternative rating in the program’s popular seafood-buying guide. The May 31 report comes as...  Read More

Latest BAP Feed Mill Standards Address Responsible Soy

The latest issue of the Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) feed mill standards, published on May 24, include a responsible soy provision addressing the sourcing of responsibly produced soymeal and soy-derived ingredients. The revisions reads: “Feed mills shall adopt preferential sourcing of responsibly produced soymeal and soy-derived ingredients such that a minimum of 50% (calculation based...  Read More

BAP Fosters Mexico’s Heightened Interest In Responsible Aquaculture

Marcos Moya, manager of supply development for the Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) third-party certification program, addressed more than 70 attendees including shrimp farmers, hatchery operators and processing plant operators in Ciudad Obregon, Mexico, in late May. At the industry-organized event, the shrimp farming and processing industry in the Mexican states of Sonora and Sinaloa was...  Read More

Dublin, Ireland To Host Next BAP Auditor Training Course In October

The Global Aquaculture Alliance’s (GAA) Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) division invites new auditor candidates and returning auditors requiring refresher training to attend a BAP auditor training course in Dublin, Ireland, from Oct. 1 to 7, 2017. The course will take place at Croke Park in conjunction with GAA’s GOAL 2017 conference. The course is also...  Read More

Lidl US Commits To BAP As Part Of Sustainable Seafood Sourcing Policy

Best Aquaculture Practices is among the third-party certification programs that Lidl US has committed to as part of its sustainable seafood sourcing policy. The commitment came on May 17 as Lidl, one of the world’s largest retailers, announced that it is opening its first U.S. stores on June 15, with a total of 20 U.S....  Read More

First For Greece, Mediterranean: Feed Mill Lands BAP Certification

Congratulations to IRIDA S.A., Greece’s first-ever facility — as well as the Mediterranean region’s first-ever facility — to attain BAP certification from Best Aquaculture Practices. IRIDA is a fish feed manufacturer in Evia, Greece, producing around 48,000 metric tons of feed annually for sea bream, sea bass, meagre and trout, supplying high-quality feed to aquaculture producers...  Read More