Piscicola New York Attains BAP Certification

June 21, 2010 10:49

Piscicola New York, received Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certification, reports www.megafishnet.com with reference to Tropical Aquaculture Products Inc.

Piscicola utilizes a cage system in the Betania Reservoir in the Magdalena River.  Betania is an ideal location because of its low Hydraulic Retention Time (HRT), a key component to the healthy cultivation of fish.  The average HRT of Betania is one month while the average for most lakes is 1-10 years.

As part of the BAP program, the farm constantly monitors water quality at three different stations.  If needed, corrective actions are taken in the case that one of the quality checkpoints has been affected.  Additionally, all aquaculture activity in the reservoir is managed and restricted by the Colombian government.

With the addition of BAP certification at our Colombian farm, Tropical now provides 94% of its product certified under BAP standards.

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