Third India shrimp farming operation earns four-star BAP

By

James Wright, Senior Editor

Published on
May 4, 2015

Avanti Feeds Limited is India’s third group to achieve four-star Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) status for shrimp. Four-star BAP status denotes that the processing plants, farms, hatcheries and feed mills from which a group or company sources are BAP certified.

“Avanti Feeds has always promoted sustainability and reliability in aquaculture, and, as part of this effort, had its processing plant and feed mills BAP certified,” the company said.

Avanti Feeds achieved four-star BAP status on confirmation that it sources shrimp from BAP-certified farms and BAP-certified hatcheries.

Avanti Feeds is India’s third group in the past month to earn four-star BAP status; the company recenty entered a joint venture with Thai Union Frozen Products to build a shrimp processing plant in India. Penver Products Ltd. became India’s first group to earn the distinction for shrimp or any species in early April. Suryamitra Exim (P) Ltd. followed with four-star BAP status about a week later.

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