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About Best Aquaculture Practices

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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First For Greece, Mediterranean: Feed Mill Lands BAP Certification

Congratulations to IRIDA S.A., Greece’s first-ever facility — as well as the Mediterranean region’s first-ever facility — to attain Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certification. IRIDA is a fish feed manufacturer in Evia, Greece, producing around 48,000 metric tons of feed annually… Continue Reading

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Net Pen-Raised Tilapia From Colombia Moves Up Seafood Watch List

Net pen-raised tilapia from Colombia has jumped from the red “avoid” list to the yellow “good alternative” list in the Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch program’s popular seafood-buying guide. The May 1 announcement comes as welcomed news to the Global… Continue Reading

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