BAP calls for feedback on new farmed mollusk standards
The Global Aquaculture Alliance’s Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) program has decided to extend the 60-day public comment period for its mollusk farm standards to 12 February, the organization announced.
All significant farmed mollusk species, including mussels, scallops, oysters, clams and abalone, will be addressed and covered in the new standards. The guidelines will apply to the culture of all species of bivalves, said GAA . Culture methods can entail “the direct sowing on the seabed, containerized or attached to structures.” Moreover, intensive systems may use on-shore or floating raceways, ponds or tanks, the standards’ drafters explained.
Interested parties can comment on the standards here: http://bap.gaalliance.org/bap-standards/bap-mollusk-farm-standards-comment-form/