Chinese distributor pledges to source more BAP-certified seafood for its high-end hotel customers

Published on
April 16, 2020

China’s Shenzhen Pengcheng Marine Products Co. Ltd. has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) formally establishing its continued commitment to the Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) third-party certification program.

The agreement signifies Pengcheng’s intent to source more products from BAP-certified facilities, which in turn will expand the availability of BAP products throughout the Chinese market, GAA said in a press release. Pengcheng already sources seafood products that originated from BAP-certified processing plants, farms, hatcheries, and feed mills, including shrimp from Vietnam and salmon and mussels from Chile, GAA confirmed.

A distributor of seafood to more than 300 high-end hotels across 70-plus Chinese cities, Pengcheng is committed to providing consumers and its hospitality customers across the country with safe, responsibly produced products.

“We are very happy to have Shenzhen Pengcheng Marine Products join us in supplying responsibly produced seafood into hotel supply chains in China,” GAA Vice President of Asia Market Development Steve Hart said. “Many of the high-end hotels have responsible sourcing policies in place, but they need suppliers like Shenzhen Pengcheng to also show the same level of commitment in order to assure availability of responsibly produced seafood in their supply chains.”

Founded in 1996, Pengcheng provides more than 500 seafood products and 1,000 dining ingredients to popular international and domestic hotel brands such as Marriott, Four Seasons, Shangri-la, Hyatt, International, Accor, Wyndham, New Century, and Jinjiang.

Photo courtesy of Shenzhen Pengcheng Marine Products Co. Ltd./the Global Aquaculture Alliance

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