AQUACULTURE MYTHS ADRESSED BY BAP
Ten aquaculture myths are addressed by the BAP. The Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) program recently launched a new infographic that addresses ten common aquaculture misconceptions. This is part of a campaign BAP is doing in partnership with the U.S. Soybean Export Council (USSEC) to educate consumers about responsible aquaculture, sustainable feed and the BAP program. Among the misconceptions addressed are what farmed fish are fed, how salmon gets its pink colour, the use of antibiotics in fish farming, omega-3s in farmed vs. wild fish, and the “tilapia is unhealthier than bacon” myth that has circulated on social media.
More than half of the fish we eat today comes from aquaculture, or fish farming.
By 2030, it will have increased to two-thirds. With the global population increasing and wild fish stocks already under significant pressure, aquaculture provides a solution.
The Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certification program ensures aquaculture is performed responsibly. When you’re shopping, look for the three fish to know that your seafood has been farmed responsibly!
The infographic is available in both English and Spanish and can be viewed here https://bapcertification.org/Downloadables/USSEC/bap_myths_infograph_004.pdf