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Best Aquaculture Practices

What our seal means

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.

BAP Certification Benefits

  • We are a third-party certification, ensuring that your audit 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 150 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.

BAP Certified Facilities Map

BAP currently has more than 1,600 facilities certified worldwide.

Interested in Getting BAP Certified?

Stand apart from the competition and access new markets, while providing your business with a quantitative tool to measure compliance, improvement and efficiencies over time.

  • Complete and submit an online application
  • BAP reviews and approves application
  • Audit fee is paid
  • Audit is scheduled

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4 Pillars of Responsible Aquaculture

4 Pillars of Responsible Aquaculture

4 Pillars of Responsible Aquaculture

Latest Press Releases

October 4, 2017

Best Aquaculture Practices First Aquaculture Certification Scheme to Earn GSSI Recognition

The Global Aquaculture Alliance’s (GAA) Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) is the world’s first aquaculture certification program to be recognized by the Global Sustainable Seafood Initiative (GSSI), GAA and GSSI announced jointly on Oct. 4.The GSSI Steering Board has approved the recognition, de... Continue Reading

September 26, 2017

Barramundi: A Responsible Aquaculture Species Profile

Get to Know a Fish that Just About Everyone Likes  

Barramundi is renowned for its great taste and suitability for tropical ocean farming. It offers compelling health benefits and one of the best sustainability profiles of any fish. This has earned barramundi its reputa... Continue Reading

September 18, 2017, GAA Sign MOU to Make BAP-Certified Seafood Available to Chinese Consumers and the Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) at a ceremony in Shanghai on Sept. 15, 2017, at which announced it would begin working with GAA’s Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) third-party certification program.Continue Reading