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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

Questions? Contact bapcert@bapcertification.org

4 Pillars of Responsible Aquaculture

4 Pillars of Responsible Aquaculture

4 Pillars of Responsible Aquaculture

Latest Press Releases

January 22, 2018

BAP Closes Out 2017 with 1,850 Certified Facilities

The industry-leading Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) third-party certification program ended 2017 on a high note, closing out the year with 1,850 BAP-certified farms, processing plants, hatcheries and feed mills. That’s a 18.7 percent jump from the same time a year ago.Of the 1,864 BAP-certifi... Continue Reading

January 22, 2018

BAP Sheds Light on Supply Chain Transparency Program

More than 150 retailers, foodservice operators and seafood suppliers worldwide are publicly committed to sourcing seafood responsibly from Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP)-certified processing plants, farms, hatcheries and feed mills.As a Continue Reading

January 15, 2018

Pacific Seafood is World’s First to Offer Four-Star BAP Oysters

Pacific Seafood, one of North America’s largest seafood companies, is the world’s first company to offer four-star Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) oysters. Four-star is the highest designation in the BAP third-party certification program. For “fed” species, it signifies that a product originat... Continue Reading