Farmed Seafood is a part of life in our business now and its the one way to sustain our growing world population. Responsible fish farming is a growing question and is no longer just a trend in the fish business but a standard and companies are recognizing that. There are several eco labels out on the market that span the globe from the USA to the EU but sound science and proper business practices only helps grow the industry as now we have seen significant government interaction or curb mislabeling. The foremost NGO who is seen in the forefront of aquaculture advocacy, education and certification is the Global Aquaculture Alliance. They have set the standard by creating Better Aquaculture Practices (BAP). BAP and the GAA have a very direct mission of “Feeding the world through responsible aquaculture”
“The Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) standards address environmental and social responsibility, animal welfare, food safety and traceability in a voluntary certification program for aquaculture facilities. BAP certification defines the most important elements of responsible aquaculture and provides quantitative guidelines by which to evaluate adherence to those practices.”
A fantastic and true world story of responsible and transparent aquaculture is Trout. Trout is truly a popular item for many reasons. One of the most important thing any fishmonger worth their fins would tell their customer whether you are a chef or a chef at home is to make sure that you know what you are buying. Not only what it is but from where your product is from, what it looks like, how it eats, what it eats. Clear Springs Foods has made a sustained and committed effort to making sure that its product is just as pristine as the water it swims in. Clear Springs is a nationally known supplier for its Idaho Trout both fresh fillets and value added products.
By selling honest and proven products like Clear Springs is a strong point for all. It’s trout is packed with vitamins and minerals essential to the human body and trout is easily digestible. Not only is the product impeccable but the company is a pioneer in aquaculture technology and humane treatment.
We will be at the upcoming International Boston Seafood Show and looking forward to meeting with our peers in the industry and looking for new and exciting products and to continue learning. See you there!!!
-Euclid Fish Company