As part of the inaugural “BAP Made In” campaign, Marcos Moya, facilities development manager of the Global Aquaculture Alliance’s Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) division, led two workshops on the BAP third-party certification program in Tumbes, Peru’s shrimp-farming capital.
The first workshop was held at Camposol Seafood in Campo Sol on May 27. Camposol Seafood is Peru’s largest fully integrated farmed shrimp producer. The company is close to achieving BAP certification, to satisfy its goal of continuing to be a leader in the region’s farmed shrimp industry.
Eleven key Camposol employees attended the workshop at the company’s auditorium, located in its INYSA processing plant in Tumbes. Walter Carson, Juan Jose Borrell and Gerardo Aranda, who manage the plant, provided useful information into how the various clauses of the BAP standards are being interpreted by the INYSA quality assurance team.
The second workshop was held at the Hotel Costa del Sol in Tumbes on May 28. Sponsored by U.S.-based Eastern Fish, the workshop was a joint effort between BAP and the Shrimp Farmers Association of Peru (ALPE). It was organized by Tulio Merino and Jorge Montoya.
“We appreciate the support that we’re receiving from Eastern Fish, one of the mayor importers of Peruvian shrimp, encouraging us to continue to work hard to help producers effectively implement the BAP standards,” said Moya.
The BAP team has multiple stops on its “BAP Made In” campaign this year. Next up is Chile on July 28, followed by Indonesia in August and Turkey in September. The campaign kicked off in Colombia in May and landed in China in June. The campaign’s aim is to unite farmers, processors and other stakeholders behind the concept of sustainable aquaculture and third-party certification, and to educate them on the BAP standards and the latest BAP initiatives, including the new iBAP program.