BAP is the only aquaculture certification program in the world that certifies every step of the production chain.
The breeding, hatching of eggs and rearing of aquatic animals through the early stages happens here.
Where aquatic animals are grown to harvest size. Farming can occur in ponds, oceans, cages, tanks, raceways or closed-containment vessels.
Aquaculture feed is produced in a feed mill using a blend of ingredients specially formulated to meet the nutritional needs of each species.
After harvest, the aquatic animals are sent to a processing plant where they may be peeled, filleted, flavored, cooked, frozen or packaged.
BAP standards are built on the four pillars of responsibility, as shown below, with traceability as the foundation.