The Responsible Seafood Choice


BAP Auditor Training Course In Shanghai Draws 56 Participants

Last week’s Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) auditor training course was a success, drawing a total of 56 participants at the New World Hotel Shanghai in Shanghai, China, the biggest course to date. Among the 56 participants were 29 new or returning auditor candidates and 27 industry observers, including government officials, producers and other industry stakeholders....  Read More

BAP Welcomes First Cobia Facility To Program

Cobia is the latest type of farmed seafood to be represented in the Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) third-party certification program, with the certification of Open Blue Sea Farm Panama S.A.’s processing plant, farm and hatchery, the Global Aquaculture Alliance announced in mid-March. Because it attained BAP certification for its processing plant, farm and hatchery simultaneously,...  Read More

Number Of BAP-Certified Facilities Tops 1,600

The number of Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP)-certified processing plants, farms, hatcheries and feed mills surpassed the 1,600 mark at the end of February, the Global Aquaculture Alliance announced in early March. Also for the first time, the number of BAP-certified farms crossed the 1,000 mark. BAP has added 72 facilities to the third-party certification program...  Read More

FEDEACUA, Colombia To Pilot Draft Biosecurity Area Management Standard

The Global Aquaculture Alliance and Federación Colombiana De Acuicultores (FEDEACUA) are delighted to announce the first pilot of the draft Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) Biosecurity Area Management Standards. FEDEACUA, the Colombian federation of aquaculture, has asked that Reservoir Betania tilapia farmers undergo the pilot and implement the draft standards. The standard lays out how farmers...  Read More

Patagonia SeaFarms Fully Capable Of Offering Four-Star BAP Salmon

Congratulations to Chile’s Marine Farm Tornagaleones S.A., which is now capable of offering four-star Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) salmon, the Global Aquaculture Alliance announced in late February. Four star is the highest designation in the BAP third-party certification program, signifying that a product originates from a BAP-certified processing plant, farm, hatchery and feed mill. Marine...  Read More

Salmon Processing Plant Is Poland’s First BAP-Certified Facility

The world’s largest value-added salmon processing plant is now Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certified. Morpol Spółka Akcyjna has attained BAP certification, the Global Aquaculture Alliance announced in late February. It’s Poland’s first ever aquaculture facility to do so. Located in Ustka on the coast of the Baltic Sea, the 95,000-square-meter facility employs about 3,700 people and...  Read More

iBAP Welcomes First Greek Facility

Please join Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) in welcoming the first facility in Greece to engage in BAP third-party certification program. IRIDA S.A., a fish feed manufacturer located in Evia, Greece, is currently participating in the iBAP program and is expected to transition to BAP certification soon. The company produces 48,000 metric tons of feed annually...  Read More