The Responsible Seafood Choice

Best Aquaculture Practices

What our seal means

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 Certification 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 companies 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.

BAP Certified Facilities Map

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

Interested in Getting BAP 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

4 Pillars of Responsible Aquaculture

4 Pillars of Responsible Aquaculture

4 Pillars of Responsible Aquaculture

Latest Press Releases

October 22, 2017

BAP Certifies First North American Salmon Smokehouse

Congratulations to The MacKnight Food Group. The company’s smoked salmon processing plant in Miami, Florida, has attained Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certification, the first salmon smokehouse in North America to earn the distinction, the Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) announced in late... Continue Reading

October 22, 2017

Chinese Hairy Crab Farm Attains BAP Certification

Add hairy crab to the list of species represented in the industry-leading Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) third-party certification program.The Zhejiang Aoling Aquatic Seeding Technology Co. Ltd. hairy crab farm in China has attained BAP certification, becoming the world’s first crab farm of a... Continue Reading

October 17, 2017

Number of BAP-Certified Facilities Tops 1,700

Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) added 273 new facilities to the third-party certification program through the first three-quarters of 2017, bringing the total number of BAP-certified aquaculture farms, processing plants, hatcheries and feed mills to 1,737 worldwide, the Global Aquaculture Alli... Continue Reading