Global Aquaculture Alliance BAP
Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) is one of the world’s most comprehensive and proven third-party aquaculture certification programmes.
What Is It?
BAP Certification is verification that producers are following best practices to deliver farmed seafood safely and responsibly.
There are a variety of factors that are considered when ensuring proper care is taken of the animals throughout the aquaculture production chain including stocking density, disease control, water quality, transportation methods and slaughter methods to which 100% compliance is required.
BAP is the only aquaculture certification programme in the world that offers a rigorous and robust third party food safety and residue testing programme.
Since the BAP programme was established in 2002, thousands of aquaculture producers worldwide have improved their practices, ensuring the industry is rising to the highest standards in the following areas:
- Sediment and water quality
- Fishmeal and fish oil conservation
- Control of escapes and use of
- Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs)
- Predator and wildlife interactions
- Storage and disposal of farm supplies
BAP-certified processing plants, farms, hatcheries and feed mills are required to meet standards for adequate wages, a safe and healthy working environment and prevention of child labor and forced community relations.