The Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) coordinates the development of the Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certification standards for seafood processing plants, farms, hatcheries and feed mills. The standards are developed and continually updated through production method-specific technical committees and under the guidance of a Standards Coordinator as well as a 12-member Standards Oversight Committee (SOC) comprised of members with broad stakeholder representation — one-third conservation, one-third academia and one-third industry. After review by the SOC, standards are modified, if necessary, and published for 60 days of public comment. The committee’s consideration of comments leads to a final draft that must be approved by the SOC and GAA Board of Directors before implementation.
|Standards & Guidelines||Audits Must Use This Issue|
| Finfish & Crustacean Farms
Issue 2.423 May 2017
Issue 1.01 May 2016
|Finfish, Crustacean & Mollusk Hatcheries & Nurseries
Issue 1.030 September 2014
Issue 2.1May 2017
Issue 2.313 October 2016
|Seafood Processing & Repacking Plants
Issue 4.231 December 2015
Supplementary Interpretation Guideline for Applicants & Auditors:Seafood Processing Plant StandardsFood Safety HACCP Compliance at Reception 5.2.10
Issue 1.1 Seafood Processing Plant StandardsOutsourcing & Specifications, Processes & Services 2.9.2
Issue 1.1 Seafood Processing Plant StandardsEffluent Records 2.4.1
Issue 1.1 Seafood Processing Plant StandardsThird Party Laboratory Sampling & Testing
Verification Requirement (Annex 5)
All comments received during the public comment process are carefully considered for inclusion in the final draft, and all properly submitted comments will be acknowledged. Outside of defined public comment periods, interested parties may submit comments to any member of the Standards Oversight Committee for consideration. View the latest BAP standards review schedule.
Notice: The comment period for the BAP Biosecurity Area Management Standards ended on February 12. Questions? Contact BAP Standards Coordinator Dan Lee at email@example.com.
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