The Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) mollusc farm standards have been released for a 60-day public comment period, the Global Aquaculture Alliance announced on December 7.
The standards were prepared by the BAP mollusc technical committee, which is chaired by Brian Kingzett. Committee members, who represent the global scope of mollusc farming both in terms of geography and species, met on Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada, in October and in St Louis, Missouri, USA, in July.
All comments received during the public comment period are carefully considered for inclusion in the final documents. All properly submitted comments are acknowledged.
Read more about BAP HERE.
The new standards will cover all major farmed mollusc species, including mussels, scallops, oysters, clams and abalone, and will replace the existing BAP mussel farm standards.
The BAP Standards Oversight Committee — whose members represent a balance of stakeholders from industry, NGOs and academia — recommended refinements to the standards before approving them for release.
“All stakeholders are encouraged to participate in this public comment exercise so that the finished standards can benefit from the most broad-based input possible,” said BAP Standards Coordinator Dan Lee.
You can submit a comment HERE.
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