The Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) third-party certification programme has surpassed the 2,000-facility mark, with certified processing plants, farms, hatcheries and feed mills in 33 countries and six continents.
170 facilities were certified by Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) in the first half of 2017, bringing the total number of certifications in the programme to 1,674 worldwide.
Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) has added its first BAP-certified sea bass farm to the programme.
Nine shrimp farms in southern Thailand’s Surat Thani province have become the latest aquaculture facilities to enrol in the Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) iBAP programme.
New Zealand fishing company, Sanford Limited, has been awarded the Global Aquaculture Alliance’s Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certification for its production of king salmon and green lipped mussels.
Omarsa S.A. has become the first Ecuadorian shrimp supplier to earn four-star Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certification.
The Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) program has certified its first feed mills in Chile - BioMar Chile S.A.'s Alitec Pargua and Planta BioMar facilities in Pargua.
Salmones Camanchaca's salmon processing plant in Tome, Chile, has been two star certified by the Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) programme, making it the first two-star salmon facility in the Southern Hemisphere.
The Global Aquaculture Alliance has hired Steven Hedlund as its new communications manager.
The Best Aquaculture Practices program continues to expand with the recent certification of several seafood reprocessing plants in the United States.
The inaugural Australasian Aquaculture Awards recognised individuals and businesses that apply innovative and sustainable practices that will have lasting impacts on Australasian aquaculture over the next 10 years.
Certification of the Northern Harvest Sea Farm processing plant in St. George, New Brunswick, Canada, has established Northern Harvest as the Best Aquaculture Practices program's first ‘two-star’ salmon operation.
The list of adopters of Best Aquaculture Practices farmed seafood certification now includes BJ's Wholesale Club, which has announced it is utilising BAP as part of its commitment to sustainability.
Supervalu Inc., one of the largest grocery retailers in the United States, has adopted Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certification as part of its comprehensive aquaculture procurement policy.
The Best Aquaculture Practices program has expanded its certifications of international salmon facilities with the successful audit of Comsur Ltd., the processing plant division of Trusal S.A. in Puerto Montt, Chile.
The Global Aquaculture Alliance has announced the Best Aquaculture Practices certification of Northern Harvest Sea Farms.
The Best Aquaculture Practices programme has withdrawn its certification of Cumbrian Seafoods Ltd.
The Best Aquaculture Practices certification program has expanded its international marketing team with the addition of Roy Palmer as BAP's new business development manager for Australasia.
Dr Alejandro Buschmann has been appointed to the Standards Oversight Committee (SOC) that oversees the development of the Global Aquaculture Alliance Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certification program.
Aquaculture expert Ken Corpron has been selected as the new Asia-Pacific coordinator for Best Aquaculture Practices, the global certification program for aquaculture facilities.
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