SouthFresh catfish obtains BAP certification


SeafoodSource staff

Published on
October 20, 2009

Oxford, Miss.-based catfish processor SouthFresh Aquaculture on Tuesday announced it received the Global Aquaculture Alliance’s Best Aquaculture Practices certification.

“Being sustainable, environmentally responsible and socially concerned has consistently been a top priority for SouthFresh and our customers,” said Christine Costley, VP of business development. “This is something that we have always been confident of, now our customers have that assurance also. Each master carton will carry the blue and white BAP logo stating the certification.”

SouthFresh will also apply to get its feedmill certified as soon as the GAA finalizes the BAP guidelines.

In order to receive a BAP Certificate, specific guidelines and standards regarding sustainable practices must be met. Requirements include processing methods, traceability, environmental and social issues, and food-safety practices.

Additional BAP standards have been completed for farms that raise pangasius, tilapia and shrimp.

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