GAA Welcomes Newly Certified BAP Facilities



GAA Welcomes Newly Certified BAP Facilities
“We also hope to carefully grow the business while diversifying and looking for additional value-added products. And we
want to explore every possibility for reducing energy and operational costs, both in processing and at the pond level.”
For the aquaculture industry as a whole, Jacobson points
toward the need to invest in research and development. “We will
also start to see a shift in financial resources for aquaculturebased research as large buyers and retailers realize that a large
percentage of the shrimp growers do not have the resources for
the type of R & D that is necessary to grow this industry,” he
said. “Increasing the supply side of the industry is going to
remain a serious challenge.”
Seajoy’s environmental stewardship includes mangrove
reforestation and clam restoration in Honduras and Nicaragua.
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GAA Welcomes Newly Certified BAP Facilities
A steady flow of new names has been added to the list of
facilities certified under the Best Aquaculture Practices program.
The new operations reflect aquaculture farms, hatcheries, feed
mills and processing plants on three continents.
Chilean salmon producer Trusal S.A. has achieved three-star
certification in the BAP program. Its Bajos Lami and Renihue
farms were certified in late March.
The family business handles rainbow trout, coho salmon,
Atlantic Salmon and Chinook salmon. Its vertical production
integration ranges from broodstock and eggs to the processing of
raw materials and final seafood products.
The Alitec Pargua S.A. and Biomar feed-manufacturing
plants, certified in August 2012, were the first BAP-certified
feed mills in Chile. Biomar sources marine raw materials from
regulated fisheries and is working to reduce its use of marine
ingredients via vegetable protein and oil alternatives in feeds.
Within the Trusal group, the Comercial Y Servicios Sur
Austral Ltda. (Comsur Ltda.) processing plant completed BAP
certification in January. With a daily production capacity of 120
mt, Comsur is the only salmon plant in Chile with facilities that
receive, process and store product in a continuous flow.
In early April, New Zealand King Salmon Co. became one
of Australasia’s first salmon-farming companies to attain BAP
certification. The two-star certification encompasses N.Z. King
Salmon’s entire operation – five farm sites in Marlborough
Sound and three processing plants in Marlborough and Nelson.
CEO Grant Rosewarne said receiving third-party certification will help the company educate the public about responsible
aquaculture and advance its standing in the marketplace. Certification gives N.Z. King Salmon “a license to operate in the premium end of the market,” Rosewarne said. Its retailer and foodservice customers were increasingly pushing for certification.
N.Z. King Salmon produces around 8,500 mt of salmon
annually, representing about 70% of New Zealand’s salmon production and 55% of the world’s farmed king salmon harvest.
About half of the company’s production is exported, with primary markets in Australia, Japan and North America. The
remaining production is sold domestically.
Tropical Aquaculture partner tilapia producer Piscicola New
York has received two-star BAP certification of its processing
plant. The Colombia-based producer, which utilizes a cage system in the Betania Reservoir on the Magdalena River, received
BAP certification at the farm level in May 2010.
As part of the BAP program, the company constantly monitors water quality at three stations. Additionally, all aquaculture
activity in the reservoir is managed by the Colombian government.
Table 1. Recent BAP certifications around the world.
Sawee, Chumphon
Cam Ranh City, Khanh Hoa Province
Puerto Montt
Charoen Pokphand Foods Public Co., Ltd. – Sawee Farm 1
Hai Viet Joint Stock Co. – Khanh Hoa Branch
Salmones Blumar (4 farms)
S.P. Enterprises
Iskapalli, Andhra Pradesh
Stapimex IOM Group 1
Soc Trang
Battery Point, Tasmania
Nellore, Andhra Pradesh
Castro, Chiloe
My Tho, Tien Giang
Alappuzha, Kerala
New Zealand
Sidoarjo, East Java
Ho Chi Minh
Tassal Operations Pty. Ltd. (2 farms)
Sharath Industries Ltd.
Feed Mill
Salmofood S.A.
Processing Plants
Europe Joint Stock Co.
Febin Marine Foods
New Zealand King Salmon Co., Ltd. (2 plants)
P.T. Sekar Bumi, Tbk.
Trang Corp.
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