Paraiso Springs Becomes First Latin American Company to Offer Four-Star BAP Tilapia

The Fish Site
by The Fish Site
7 March 2016, at 12:00am

GUATEMALA - Paraiso Springs Aquaculture Guatemala is Latin Americas first company qualified to offer Global Aquaculture Alliance four-star Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) tilapia.

The company became eligible to offer four-star BAP tilapia with the BAP certification of its hatchery. Its new processing plant and farm — located in Caserio Los Angeles, San Luis Peten, Guatemala — are already BAP certified, as are the feed mills from which it sources feed, Areca Feed Mill in Guatemala and Cargill de Honduras.

Four-star BAP status denotes that the product originates from a BAP-certified processing plant, farm, hatchery and feed mill. It’s the highest achievement in the BAP program.

“We are very proud of the hard work our crew put forth to obtain BAP four-star certification. It certainly is an accomplishment for a small family-run operation like Paraiso Springs. This is a big part of our quality commitment to our clients and community,” said Alejandro Palomo, president of Paraiso Springs Aquaculture Guatemala.