BAP certifies each step in the production chain. Our standards are built on the four pillars of sustainability: food safety, environmental responsibility, social accountability, and animal health and welfare.
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.
The assurances provided at the four stages of the production chain are built on the four pillars, as shown below, and traceability is the foundation. The BAP program verifies that the right things are happening throughout the production chain.