The Responsible Seafood Choice

Best Aquaculture Practices

BAP is the world’s most trusted, comprehensive and proven third-party aquaculture certification program. We’ve been improving the environmental, social and economic performance of the aquaculture supply chain and growing the global supply of responsibly farmed seafood since 2002.

BAP Benefits

  • We are a third-party certification, ensuring that your audit is fair, objective and traceable.
  • We are the only aquaculture certification that encompasses the entire production chain: farms, processing plants, hatcheries and feed mills.
  • Our standards cover virtually 100% of the finfish, crustacean and mollusk species produced around the globe.
  • Our standards are scientific, rigorous and always evolving to meet challenges in aquaculture.
  • More than 150 retail and foodservice brands worldwide are publicly committed to sourcing seafood from BAP-certified facilities.
  • To be BAP certified is to prove your commitment to the environment, social integrity, and the health of the animal and consumer.

Facilities Map

BAP currently has more than 1,600 facilities certified worldwide.

Interested in Getting Certified?

Stand apart from the competition and access new markets, while providing your business with a quantitative tool to measure compliance, improvement and efficiencies over time.

  • Complete and submit an online application
  • BAP reviews and approves application
  • Audit fee is paid
  • Audit is scheduled

Questions? Contact bapcert@gaalliance.org

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Latest Press Releases

July 11, 2017

First for U.S. Catfish: SouthFresh Feed Mill Lands BAP Certification

Congratulations to SouthFresh Aquaculture of Alabama, the first feed mill in the U.S. Southeast and second in the country to… Continue Reading

July 7, 2017

BAP Program Nearing 1,700 Certified Facilities

Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) added 170 new facilities to the third-party certification program in the first half of 2017, bringing… Continue Reading

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