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Why BAP Certification?

  • We’re your seafood supply chain solution, a “one-stop shop” for certification. Producers appreciate the time saved from patching together various certification programs to cover only a portion of what our BAP standards cover.
  • We are market-driven. Our market development team actively promotes the advantages of BAP certification to an influential network of retailers and foodservice buyers on behalf of all BAP-certified facilities.
  • Retail and foodservice buyers increasingly require third-party assurance that the seafood they’re purchasing is safe and responsibly produced. BAP-certified facilities exhibit to the world that aquaculture should be synonymous with safety, environmental and social responsibility, and sustainability.
  • BAP certification is administered by the Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA), a nonprofit organization dedicated to advocacy, education and leadership in responsible aquaculture. GAA continually invests in advocacy initiatives – including addressing the 95% of aquaculture facilities worldwide that are not yet third-party certified.

Latest Press Releases

May 19, 2017

Dublin To Host Next BAP Auditor Training Course

The Global Aquaculture Alliance’s (GAA) Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) division invites new auditor candidates and returning auditors requiring refresher training to attend a BAP auditor training course in Dublin, Ireland, from Oct. 1 to 7, 2017. The course will take… Continue Reading

May 17, 2017

Lidl US Commits To BAP As Part Of Sustainable Seafood Sourcing Policy

Best Aquaculture Practices is among the third-party certification programs that Lidl US has committed to as part of its sustainable seafood sourcing policy. The commitment came on May 17 as Lidl, one of the world’s largest retailers, announced that it… Continue Reading

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BAP Fosters Mexico’s Heightened Interest In Responsible Aquaculture

Marcos Moya, manager of supply development for the Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) third-party certification program, addressed more than 70 attendees including shrimp farmers, hatchery operators and processing plant operators in Ciudad Obregon, Mexico, in late May. At the industry-organized event,… Continue Reading

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First For Greece, Mediterranean: Feed Mill Lands BAP Certification

Congratulations to IRIDA S.A., Greece’s first-ever facility — as well as the Mediterranean region’s first-ever facility — to attain Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certification. IRIDA is a fish feed manufacturer in Evia, Greece, producing around 48,000 metric tons of feed annually… Continue Reading

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