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Aquaculture Training for GLOBUS Counter Staff

11 December 2012

GERMANY - GLOBALG.A.P. trained in-store counter staff and sales personnel on the benefits of the GLOBALG.A.P. Certification in Aquaculture, to help them better respond to customer questions.

The Purchasing and Quality Assurance department at GLOBUS SB Warenhaus, in Germany, expressed its commitment to sourcing sustainable aquaculture products during a GLOBALG.A.P. Aquaculture Workshop, held on 12 November, as part of their annual training.

GLOBALG.A.P. took the opportunity to present the GLOBALG.A.P. Aquaculture program and explain what it means to have GLOBALG.A.P. Aquaculture Certification, not only at farm level but also throughout the entire production chain, including seedlings and compound feed.

Participants discussed how GLOBALG.A.P. Certification helps ensure that aquaculture products comply with legal requirements, raises awareness on the environmental impact of aquaculture production, and promotes animal welfare and workers welfare. The group also discussed the benefits of the Chain of Custody Standard and the GLOBALG.A.P. Number (GGN). Consumer packaging can now show the GGN, which consumers can use to confirm the status and origin of the certified product on the site.

The highly motivated team raised several questions that included animal welfare conditions, including stocking density and diseases as well as the communication to consumers.

The workshop ended with a visit to an aquaponics farm, farming tilapia together with ornamental plants.

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