By Cliff White, Executive Editor
Published on Wednesday, January 04, 2017
A Brazilian tilapia farming company has earned a second star from the Global Aquaculture Alliance’s Best Aquaculture Practices program.
GeneSeas Aquacultura, based in São Paulo, received the second star for its plant in Aparecida do Taboado. It has already received a BAP star for its plant in Promissão. Combined, the plans produce 28,000 metric tons of tilapia annually. The company usesa low-density suspended cage system in the Paraná River, and produces tilapia free of antibiotics, growth promoters and chemicals.
GeneSeas is a supplier of Vermont, U.S.A.-based Tropical Aquaculture Products, a major distributor of tilapia, as well as farm-raised shrimp from Ecuador, salmon from the European Union, cod from Norway and Iceland and farmed rainbow trout from Canada.