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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

June 5, 2017

Multi-Star BAP Tilapia Upgraded To Seafood Watch Good Alternative Rating

The Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch® program has added two-, three- and four-star Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) tilapia to the list of products from third-party certification programs that it recommends to businesses and consumers, which is equivalent to its yellow… Continue Reading

May 31, 2017

Latest BAP Feed Mill Standards Address Responsible Soy

The latest issue of the Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) feed mill standards, published on May 24, include a responsible soy provision addressing the sourcing of responsibly produced soymeal and soy-derived ingredients. The revisions reads: “Feed mills shall adopt preferential sourcing… Continue Reading

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June 22 Webinar To Highlight Improvements To BAP Auditor Training Course

The Global Aquaculture Alliance’s (GAA) Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) division is holding an informational webinar on Thursday, June 22, at 10 a.m. EDT. Open to the public, the webinar will highlight improvements to the BAP auditor training course. The next… Continue Reading

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Multi-Star BAP Tilapia Upgraded To Seafood Watch Good Alternative Rating

The Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch® program has added two-, three- and four-star Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) tilapia to the list of products from third-party certification programs that it recommends to businesses and consumers, which is equivalent to its yellow… Continue Reading

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