The Responsible Seafood Choice

About BAP

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Retail and foodservice seafood buyers are taking notice of operations that ignore environmental impacts, deny workers’ rights, and produce unmonitored seafood products. These buyers increasingly require a third-party assurance that the products they’re purchasing are safe and responsibly produced. BAP certified facilities exhibit to the world that they believe aquaculture should be synonymous with safety, social responsibility, sustainable practices, and solutions.

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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 having to patch 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 operators on behalf of all BAP-certified facilities.
  • 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

March 17, 2017

BAP Welcomes First Cobia Facility To Program

Cobia is the latest type of farmed seafood to be represented in the Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) third-party certification program, with the certification of Open Blue Sea Farm Panama S.A.’s processing plant, farm and hatchery, the Global Aquaculture Alliance announced… Continue Reading

March 3, 2017

FEDEACUA, Colombia To Pilot Draft Biosecurity Area Management Standard

The Global Aquaculture Alliance and Federación Colombiana De Acuicultores (FEDEACUA) are delighted to announce the first pilot of the draft Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) Biosecurity Area Management Standards. FEDEACUA, the Colombian federation of aquaculture, has asked that Reservoir Betania tilapia… Continue Reading

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BAP Welcomes First Cobia Facility To Program

Cobia is the latest type of farmed seafood to be represented in the Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) third-party certification program, with the certification of Open Blue Sea Farm Panama S.A.’s processing plant, farm and hatchery, the Global Aquaculture Alliance announced… Continue Reading

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Number Of BAP-Certified Facilities Tops 1,600

The number of Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP)-certified processing plants, farms, hatcheries and feed mills surpassed the 1,600 mark at the end of February, the Global Aquaculture Alliance announced in early March. Also for the first time, the number of BAP-certified… Continue Reading

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