Thursday, April 26, 2018

26/04/2018: China’s largest retailer commits to BAP for more responsible seafood

As leaders of promoting responsible seafood sourcing policies in the Chinese market, announced a commitment to Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) during Seafood Expo Global in Brussels on April 25th. E-commerce platforms in China, like, are among the leaders in the marketplace for setting responsible seafood sourcing policies. 

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In 2017, and the Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) signed an MOU at the Seafood Expo North America in Boston to begin cooperation by offering BAP products to JD’s online customers via its fresh food platform, JD Fresh.

As a way of firmly establishing themselves as a globally recognised platform concerned about minimising the impacts of its aquaculture sourcing policies, has now agreed to further its commitment by announcing that 50 percent of the farmed supply by volume on JD Fresh will be at least two-star BAP certified by 2020. The company has also committed to more than 80 percent of its private label farmed seafood offerings to be at least two-star BAP certified by 2020. 

Read the full article on the Global Aquaculture Alliance website, HERE.

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