Regal Springs Tilapia’s Honduras plant has been awarded the Global Aquaculture Alliance’s (GAA) Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certification.
Aquafinca Saint Peter Fish S.A. achieved the first BAP Certification in Honduras for their processing plant in San Francisco De Yojoa, Cortes. Aquafinca processes over 25,000 mt annually of both fresh and frozen tilapia primarily for the US market.
While we are pleased to be recognized as the leader in balanced, responsible aquaculture, our philosophy has always been to farm a premium product at minimum expense to the environment and communities in which we farm. It is our passion to farm well, as we have been responsibly farming from inception over 25 years ago.
In addition to the BAP certification, Regal Springs also holds several other certifications, in areas that include food safety and environmental and social responsibility. We are particularly proud that our farm in Indonesia was the first farm in the world to achieve the Aquaculture Stewardship Council’s (ASC) certification for both the farm operations as well as the Chain of Custody. Our Honduras farm likewise earned these same ASC certifications in October of this year.
Mexico, our newest operation, is in the process of achieving similar certifications.
While we are pleased to be recognized as the leader in balanced, responsible aquaculture, we remain independent in how we work. It is our passion to farm well, and we will continue to do so, regardless of what organizations take the time and financial investment to certify us.
We carry the HACCP food safety certification and adhere to strict quality standards. We are also the first aquafarm in the world to meet the International Standards for Responsible Tilapia Aquaculture (ISRTA*), a rigorous standard that ranks fish farms on seven environmental and social impacts principles.
*The IRSTA aims to steer the growing fish farming sector into a sustainable, safe and honorable industry. To qualify for certification, fish farms are ranked on seven environmental and social impacts principles: compliance with local, regional and national laws; conservation of natural habitat and local biodiversity; conservation of water resources; conservation of species diversity and wild populations; responsible use of resources; proper management of fish health and welfare in an environmentally responsible manner; and social responsibility toward workers and communities.
Processing plant Medan: BRC, Globalgap CoC
Processing plant Semarang: BRC
Farm Toba (supplying Medan plant): Globalgap
Further in progress:
Farm in Honduras: various certifications
Processing plant Medan: ASC CoC
Processing plant Semarang: GlobalGAP CoC,
Farm Toba: ASC certificate (to replace the current letter of compliance)
Farms in Java (supplying Semarang plant): GlobalGAP
Feed plant Medan: GlobalGAP
Hatchery/nursery Medan: GlobalGAP