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Tilapia certification.

TILAPIA CERTIFICATION. The fish farm Aquafinca Saint Peter Fish S.A. is the first production plant for Honduran tilapia to receive the Best Aquaculture Practices certification, reports The Fish Site (Dec. 3, 2012). In order to promote responsible practice in the aquaculture industry, the Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) has coordinated the development of Certification Standards of Best Aquaculture Practices (Best Aquaculture Practices - BAP) for hatchery facilities, farms and processing plants. Built in 2003, the processing plant Aquafinca Saint Peter Fish has an annual capacity of 30,000 metric tons. All live fish are transported from the farm to the processing plant. The farms are located 45 minutes from the processing plant. The plant has two fattening farms, both using floating cage systems. Saint Peter Fish Aquafinca produces fresh tilapia fillets and frozen loins and whole fish parts. It also uses all products generated in the processing plant to produce fish meal, fish oil, biodiesel, skins and scales, using 100% of the fish.
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Title Annotation:HONDURAS
Publication:Caribbean Update
Date:Jan 1, 2013
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