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2000 Best Aquaculture Practices facilities certified

Staff Writer | April 17, 2018
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.
BAP facilities
Seafood   33 countries and six continents
Administered by the Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA), the BAP programme has more than doubled in size in the past two years, from about 700 facilities at the end of 2015 to 1,500-plus facilities by the end of 2016, to 1,850 facilities at the end of 2017.

The BAP program officially hit the 2,000-facility mark during Seafood Expo North America (SENA) 2018, at which GAA exhibited.

The addition of 46 salmon farms operated by The Scottish Salmon Company, announced at the onset of SENA, pushed the program to the brink of the 2,000-facility mark. By the time SENA 2018 had closed, the milestone had been reached.

Of the 2,011 BAP-certified facilities, 1,293 are farms, 408 are processing plants, 205 are hatcheries and 105 are feed mills.