Aquaculture Certifications Exclude Local Stakeholders at Their Peril

May 6, 2021 SeaChoice

The lack of transparency and stakeholder inclusion in some of the largest aquaculture eco-certifications in the global seafood marketplace is a threat to their legitimacy, a new SeaChoice report finds.

Jiangsu Province Farm Is World’s First BAP-Certified Topmouth Culter and Oriental River Prawn Farm

Add two more species of finfish and shellfish to the list of species represented by the industry-leading Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) third-party certification program.

BAP Releases New Version of Logo Use Requirements

The Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) program recently released a new version of the Logo Use Requirements document, which contains a few significant changes from the previous version.

Mollusk Farm Standard Issue 1.1 Now Mandatory

The Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) Mollusk Farm Standard Issue 1.1, which replaces Issue 1.0, is now mandatory for all new and recertifying producers. The most significant changes made to Issue 1.1 are as follows:

Totoaba, Pacific Red Snapper Processing Plant Achieves BAP Certification

February 17, 2021 Global Aquaculture Alliance

Congratulations to Mexico’s Earth Ocean Farms for becoming the world’s first Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP)-certified processing plant to process totoaba (Totoaba macdonaldi), a large member of the drum family that is endemic to the Gulf of California.