WHAT MAKES SEAFOOD CERTIFIABLE?
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WHY SEAFOOD CERTIFICATION?
CERTIFICATION ENSURES THAT YOUR SEAFOOD IS GROWN WITH SOCIAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL RESPONSIBLY
Aquaculture, executed poorly, can have negative effects to human health, precious natural resources, and economies. The Global Aquaculture Alliance addresses and underscores the reality that aquaculture is needed to meet the gap in seafood supply and demand and must be done responsibly.
FEEDING THE WORLD
Aquaculture can help us feed the world a healthy protein. Certification ensures that the world's aquaculture farms are good for human health, our natural resources, and local economies.
Aquaculture certification gives retail, foodservice companies, restaurants and consumers the third-party assurance that they require to ensure that the seafood we're eating is farmed in an environmentally and socially responsible manner and that best practices in animal husbandry and food safety are applied.
LEVELING THE PLAYING FIELD
Certification also ensures that best practices are applied no matter what country or production method is being used. When you see that a farm, processing plant, hatchery, or feed mill is certified, you can trust that it meets universally high standards and is a responsible choice for feeding your family.
IN ANIMAL WELFARE & FOOD SAFETY
DID YOU KNOW?
62% of THE WORLD'S seafood consumption will LIKELY come from aquaculture by 2030
WHAT ARE BEST AQUACULTURE PRACTICES?
Best Aquaculture Practices or 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.
Look for the BAP seal at your local grocer, farm, and other suppliers to ensure that you are choosing certified seafood.
THE BEST AQUACULTURE PRACTICES PROMISE:
We are a third-party certification, ensuring that CERTIFICATION 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 180 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
Look for the BAP label to ensure that you are buying seafood from a certified facility.
DID YOU KNOW:
More than 2,000 seafood processing plants, farms, hatcheries and feed mills worldwide are BAP certified
WHY DOES CERTIFICATION MATTER?
WHY SHOULD YOU TRUST BAP CERTIFICATION?
Best Aquaculture Practices is a third-party certification. The BAP standards are developed and continually updated independently by the world’s leading aquaculture experts under the guidance of a 12-member Standards Oversight Committee with broad stakeholder representation — one-third conservation, one-third academia and one-third industry.
Aquaculture facilities are audited annually by a third-party certification body, which also assures independence. BAP has structured its program to ensure the highest level of integrity, with a team of staff members dedicated to ensuring that certification bodies and auditors as well as BAP-certified facilities are in compliance with program requirements.
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ENSURES A FARM'S COMMITMENT TO THE ENVIRONMENT, SOCIAL INTEGRITY, & THE HEALTH OF
THE ANIMAL & THE CONSUMER
BAP STANDARDS ARE DEVELOPED & CONTINUALLY UPDATED BY LEADING AQUACULTURE EXPERTS & LEADERS IN CONSERATION, ACADEMIA & INDUSTRY
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VOICES OF RESPONSIBLE AQUACULTURE
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A FRIEND OF THE FARMER
The Global Aquaculture Alliance engages with farmers across the world, to help them achieve success on their journey toward sustainability and certification. Through education. engagement, and global collaboration, GAA works closely with farmers to provide the tools and training necessary for certification. These farmers are the key to ensuring that we have a healthy and sustainable food supply in the future.