The Global Aquaculture Alliance’s Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) division held two successful workshops in Peru in early February.

The workshops were presented by Marcos Moya, who works with the BAP certification program and interested parties in Latin America and Spain.

marcosThe first workshop in Trujillo on Feb. 4 to 5 had 15 attendees and involved Alicorp, Peru’s largest aqua feed producer, which supplies shrimp and trout producers in Peru, Ecuador and Central America.

Alicorp’s Kathya Tennison provided an update on the BAP feed mill standards, particularly the requirement on the use of certified fishmeal by 2015 and the work that’s been done to meet the standards’ traceability requirement.

Alicorp’s Trujillo feed mill is expected to pursue BAP certification soon.

The second workshop in Puno on Feb. 6 to 7 had seven attendees and involved the quality control team at Piscis, Peru’s biggest trout exporter.

Dalia Canales, the company’s quality control manager, is currently leading the team that is pursuing BAP certification at its trout farm in Titicaca Lake through the BAP salmon farm standards.