U.S. processors attain BAP certification

The Global Aquaculture Alliance on Wednesday announced that three U.S. seafood-processing facilities recently earned Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certification.

The first two came on 13 July when two Slade Gorton and Co. plants — one in Boston and one in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. — became BAP certified. The Massachusetts plant processes tilapia, salmon, catfish and pangasius, while the Florida plant handles tilapia, salmon and catfish.

Then, on July 18, Rich Products Corp.’s Brownsville, Texas, plant became BAP certified for shrimp and tilapia. The plant makes products for Rich’s SeaPak Shrimp & Seafood Co. retail brand, which markets frozen specialty shrimp and seafood.

In addition to processing facilities, more than 430 aquaculture facilities worldwide are currently BAP certified.


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