New Edition of Seafood Processing Standard Addresses Outsourcing, Food Safety, Environmental Monitoring, Employee Health and Safety

November 16, 2020 Global Aquaculture Alliance

The latest edition of the Seafood Processing Standard (SPS), which incorporates multiple clarifications and updates since the previous edition, has been released, the Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) third-party certification program announced on Nov. 16. SPS Issue 5.1 replaces SPS Issue 5.0, which was released in February 2019, and is mandatory for all facilities pursuing certification or re-certification beginning Jan. 16, 2021.

Best Aquaculture Practices Spotlight Story: Luckyfish Co.

October 26, 2020 Global Aquaculture Alliance

BAP Spotlight Stories were created as way to highlight BAP-certified producers around the world and the stories of the people behind them.

First Facilities Certified to BAP Chain of Custody Standard

October 22, 2020 Global Aquaculture Alliance

Three U.S.-based seafood production facilities have become the first to be certified to the new Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) Chain of Custody (CoC) Standard.

Kvarøy Fiskeoppdrett is Norway’s First Salmon Farm to Earn BAP Certification

September 14, 2020 Global Aquaculture Alliance

Kvarøy Fiskeoppdrett, known in the United States as Kvarøy Arctic, is Norway’s first salmon farm to be awarded Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certification, the Global Aquaculture Alliance announced in early September.

Investigating the Potential for Domestication Selection in the Eastern Oyster

One concern with selective breeding as part of a population management strategy is that captivity itself can impose unintended artificial selection. Evolutionary responses to this “domestication selection” can be swift in captive populations with the potential for reduced fitness in the wild relative to wild-born individuals.