The Global Aquaculture Alliance’s Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) division was among the participants in Pacific Andes Group’s Sustainable Seafood Seminar at Sheraton Hong Kong & Towers in Hong Kong on May 8.
The three-hour seminar — attended by about 60 representatives from retailers, foodservice, government, the financial community and the NGO community — included a presentation by James Baros, aquaculture and sustainability coordinator for Pacific Andes subsidiary National Fish & Seafood. Baros spoke about the work that National Fish & Seafood is doing with BAP to engage small- and medium-scale farmers in the responsible aquaculture movement and help them move toward BAP certification.
“The seminar is a unifying platform to gather all the stakeholders together to discuss the sustainable seafood responsibility they are facing. We appreciate the support and recognition of our BAP program as an aquaculture sustainability solution,” said Jane Bi, BAP’s Asian market development manager, who attended the seminar.
Also presenting at the seminar were Pacific Andes Executive Director Jessie Ng; Dr. Keith Sainsbury, a professor at the University of Tasmania; Kelvin Ng, Asia Pacific Regional Director for the Marine Stewardship Council; Benny Chuchen, general manager of Pacific Andes Food (Hong Kong) Company Ltd; and Maria Schafer, corporate responsibility manager Asia for REWE Far East Ltd.
A sustainable seafood tasting followed the presentations and Q&A. Shrimp and salmon from BAP-certified facilities were among the products featured.