The Responsible Seafood Choice

The Responsible Seafood Choice

Judge your seafood by the presence of positives, not the absence of negatives.

Our standards are designed to improve seafood farming and processing practices and the lives of those working in the aquaculture field while providing you with the third-party assurance that you deserve from your seafood. Nearly 5 million metric tons of seafood originates from Best Aquaculture Practices-certified processing plants and/or farms. Help us reach 10 million metric tons by purchasing BAP seafood.

Responsible Aquaculture Is…

Healthy People

Your purchase matters. Choose seafood for your health, and choose BAP seafood for the health of the environment, workers and their communities, and the animals themselves.

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Healthy Animals

Happy fish equal happy farmers. Our standards ensure best practices in animal husbandry.

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Healthy Communities

Done responsibly, aquaculture makes significant socioeconomic contributions in coastal and rural communities, providing farmers and processors with access to international markets.

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Healthy Planet

Our standards minimize the impact on local ecosystems by addressing habitat conservation and water quality.

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We do it all. Our program encompasses the entire seafood production chain, from the hatchery and feed mill to the farm and processing plant.

Our Facilities...

Hatcheries

Our program begins at the hatchery in early life stages of the animal, where finfish and shellfish are bred, hatched and reared before grow-out in a farm.

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Feed Mill

The feed being fed to finfish and shellfish at grow-out comes from a facility that’s held accountable for its manufacturing practices as well as for the ingredients in its feed.

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Farm

Aquaculture represents half of global seafood consumption, and climbing. Farms are the future. You can make a difference by purchasing seafood from farms that act responsibly.

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Processing Plant

The seafood production chain doesn’t stop at the farm. Our program’s processing plant standards encompass everything from worker welfare and safety to food safety.

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Our Products...

Shrimp

Be shrimp smart. Learn more about responsibly farmed and processed shrimp.

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Salmon

Be salmon smart. Learn more about responsibly farmed and processed salmon.

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Tilapia

Be tilapia smart. Learn more about responsibly farmed and processed tilapia.

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Pangasius

Be pangasius smart. Learn more about responsibly farmed and processed pangasius.

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The Best Aquaculture Practices third-party certification program is administered by the Global Aquaculture Alliance, a nonprofit dedicated to feeding the world through responsible aquaculture. Look for BAP seafood at more than 150 retail and foodservice brands worldwide.

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