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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 120 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

Questions? Contact bapcert@bapcertification.org

4 Pillars of Responsible Aquaculture

4 Pillars of Responsible Aquaculture

4 Pillars of Responsible Aquaculture

Latest Press Releases

August 15, 2017

Best Aquaculture Practices Launches ‘What is BAP?’ Animation

 Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) invites all to explore its newest digital asset, a two-minute animation illustrating the BAP third-party certification program and its many attributes for aquaculture professionals and sustainable seafood enthusiasts.The animation was designed to provide a... Continue Reading

August 14, 2017

Fishin’ Company, GAA Partner to Develop Positive Messages for Aquaculture

The Fishin’ Company and Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) are working together to build a new narrative for aquaculture around the positive aspects of the industry, including the nutritional benefits, efficiencies of production, growing adoption of best practices, and, most importantly, passion... Continue Reading

August 8, 2017

The Faces of Tilapia

Behind the tilapia that you purchase at your local supermarket or restaurant are the people who farm and process the fish.For many, farming and processing tilapia isn’t just a job. It’s a way of life. And for those committed to doing things responsibly, it’s a passion.Currently, 92 tilapia farm... Continue Reading