Best Aquaculture Practices

Program Standards

The Best Aquaculture Practices is the only third-party aquaculture certification program that encompasses the entire production chain, including the processing plant, farm, hatchery and feed mill.

BAP Standards & Guidelines

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Standards & Guidelines — Audits must use the listed issue number

Seafood Processing Standard

Issue 5.1

11 Aug 2022
Amendment

Amendment to SPS 5.1 A4 Finished Product Testing for Wild Species

Issue 1.0 - 14 July 2021

Facility Guidance for SPS Annex 4 Product Testing

Issue 1.1

11 Jan 2021

GSA - Guidance for SPS 5.1 Clause 6.2.9

Issue 1.0 - 25 Aug 2021

25 Aug 2021

Sampling & Testing Requirements SPS 5.1 Farmed

Issue 2.1

30 Mar 2022

Sampling & Testing Requirements SPS 5.1 Wild

Issue 2.0

16 Jan 2021

BAP Farm Standard

Issue 3.0

01 March 2021

Guidance to Meeting BAP Farm Standard 3.0 FIFO Requirements for Black Tiger Shrimp

29 October 2021

Mollusk Farms

Issue 1.1

15 March 2021

Hatchery Standard

This standard will go live for all applicants on April 4, 2023.

Issue 2.0

04 April 2022

Finfish, Crustacean, & Mollusk Hatcheries & Nurseries

Issue 1.0

01 Sept 2014
Amendment

Recirculating Land-based Hatcheries and Nurseries

Issue 1.1 - 08 Oct 2019
Amendment

Guidance to Meeting BAP Hatchery FIFO Requirements

Issue 1.0 - 30 Nov 2020

Feed Mills

Issue 3.1

31 May 2022

Salmon Farms

Issue 2.3

13 Oct 2016
Amendment

BAP bans use of Critically Important Antimicrobials

7 August 2019

Biosecurity Area Management

Issue 1.0

31 Oct 2018

Seafood Processing Standard

Issue 5.1

11 Aug 2022
Amendment

Amendment to SPS 5.1 A4 Finished Product Testing for Wild Species

Issue 1.0 - 14 July 2021

Facility Guidance for SPS Annex 4 Product Testing

Issue 1.2

15 March 2021

Feed Mills

Issue 3.1

31 May 2022

Sampling & Testing Requirements SPS 5.1 Farmed

Issue 2.1

30 Mar 2022

Sampling & Testing Requirements SPS 5.1 Wild

Issue 2.0

16 Jan 2021

Mollusk Farms

Issue 1.1

15 March 2021

Hatchery Standard

This standard will go live for all applicants on April 4, 2023.

Issue 2.0

04 April 2022

Finfish, Crustacean, & Mollusk Hatcheries & Nurseries

Issue 1.0

01 Sept 2014
Amendment

Recirculating Land-based Hatcheries and Nurseries

Issue 1.1 - 08 Oct 2019
Amendment

Guidance to Meeting BAP Hatchery FIFO Requirements

Issue 1.0 - 30 Nov 2020

Biosecurity Area Management

Issue 1.0

31 Oct 2018

Salmon Farms

Issue 2.3

13 Oct 2016
Amendment

BAP bans use of Critically Important Antimicrobials

7 August 2019

BAP Farm Standard

Issue 3.0

01 March 2021
Certificación de Instalaciones Acuícolas — Las auditorías deben usar este número

Norma para Procesamiento de Pescados y Mariscos

Número 5.1

09 Feb 2022

Granjas de Salmón

Número 2.3

13 Oct 2016

Peces, Crustáceos y Moluscos Criaderos y Viveros

Número 1.0

30 Sept 2014
 

Norma para Procesamiento de Pescados y Mariscos

Número 5.1

09 Feb 2022

Granjas de Salmón

Número 2.3

13 Oct 2016

Peces, Crustáceos y Moluscos Criaderos y Viveros

Número 1.0

30 Sept 2014
Standards & Guidelines — Audits must use the listed issue number

Sertifikasi Fasilitas Akuakultur

Standar BAP Budidaya

Edisi 3.0

23 Juli 2020

Sertifikasi Fasilitas Akuakultur

Standar BAP Budidaya

Edisi 3.0

23 Juli 2020
标准和指南文件 — 审核时必须使用该版本

BAP 养殖场标准

版本3.0

2021年3月1日

BAP 饲料厂标准

版本3.1

2022年5月31日

SPS 水产品加工标准

版本5.1

2020年11月16日

三文鱼类(海水)养殖场标准

版本2.3

2016年10月13日

鱼类、甲壳类、软体动物 育苗场标准

版本1.0

2014年9月30日

BAP 软体动物养殖标准

版本1.1

2021年3月15日

BAP 养殖场标准

版本3.0

2021年3月1日

BAP 饲料厂标准

版本3.1

2022年5月31日

SPS 水产品加工标准

版本5.1

2020年11月16日

三文鱼类(海水)养殖场标准

版本2.3

2016年10月13日

鱼类、甲壳类、软体动物 育苗场标准

版本1.0

2014年9月30日

BAP 软体动物养殖标准

版本1.1

2021年3月15日
標準とガイドライン — 監査では、リストされている問題番号を使用する必要があります

魚類・甲殻類養殖認証基準

発行2.4

2017年5月23日

魚類・甲殻類養殖認証基準

発行2.4

2017年5月23日
Standards & Guidelines — Audits must use the listed issue number

BAP Farm Standard

Issue 3.0

3 January 2022
 

Granjas de Salmón

Número 2.3

13 Oct 2016

Peces, Crustáceos y Moluscos Criaderos y Viveros

Número 1.0

30 Sept 2014

Public Comment

Sustainable Feed Ingredient Vanguard Standard Public Comment Period Aug. 4 - Oct. 3, 2022

BAP Standards
Development Process

The Standards Oversight Committee (SOC) is comprised of members with broad stakeholder representation — one-third conservation, one-third academia, and one-third industry. After review by the SOC, standards are modified, if necessary, and published for 60 days of public comment. The committee's consideration of comments leads to a final draft that must be approved by the SOC and GSA Board of Directors before implementation.

The SOC from time to time has membership vacancies in one or more stakeholder categories. We would like to invite the public to suggest nominees from any of the these categories who would be willing to serve a three-year term as members of the SOC. Please send nominations to: dan.lee@globalseafood.org and david.yunker@globalseafood.org.

For any standards related questions, comments, or concerns please contact the GSA Standards Coordinator dan.lee@globalseafood.org.

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Dr. Alejandro Buschmann

Research and Development Center of Coastal Resources and Environments

Birgitte Krogh-Poulsen

Independent Social Development Consultant

Dan Lee

Standards Coordinator
1-603-317-5000 x1005
dan.lee@globalseafood.org

Dr. David Little

University of Stirling

Kathy Janiga

FSQ Mark Foods, Inc

Ken Corpron

Global Seafood Alliance

Kim Thompson

Aquarium of the Pacific

Lukas Manomaitis

U.S. Soybean Export Council

Patrick Blow

Marks and Spencer

Dr. Simon Bush

Wageningen University

Tyler Isaac

Monterey Bay Aquarium

Dr. Shakuntala Haraksingh Thilsted

Worldfish

Jenna Stoner

Sustainable Fisheries Partnership

Duncan Leadbitter

Fish Matter

Mike Park

Scottish Whitefish Producers Association

Toby Middleton

Marine Stewardhip Counsel

Dr. Alejandro Buschmann

Research and Development Center of Coastal Resources and Environments

Birgitte Krogh-Poulsen

Independent Social Development Consultant

Dan Lee

BAP Standards Coordinator
1-603-317-5000 x1005
dan.lee@globalseafood.org

Dr. David Little

University of Stirling

Kathy Janiga

FSQ Mark Foods, Inc

Ken Corpron

Global Aquaculture Alliance

Kim Thompson

Aquarium of the Pacific

Lukas Manomaitis

United States Soybean Export Council

Patrick Blow

Marks and Spencer

Dr. Simon Bush

Wageningen University

Tyler Isaac

Monterey Bay Aquarium

Dr. Shakuntala Haraksingh Thilsted

Worldfish

Jenna Stoner

Sustainable Fisheries Partnership

Duncan Leadbitter

Fish Matter

Mike Park

Scottish Whitefish Producers Association

Toby Middleton

Marine Stewardship Counsel

Public Comments

All comments received during the public comment process are carefully considered for inclusion in the final draft, and all properly submitted comments will be acknowleged. Outside of defined public comment periods, interested parties may submit comments to any member of the Standards Oversight Committee for consideration.


View past public comments

BAP Farm Standard 3.0

 

BAP Mollusk Farm Standards

 

BAP Salmon Farm Standards

 

BAP Pangasius Farm Standards

 

BAP Tilapia Farm Standards

 

RAS - Public Comment Responses Issue 1.0

 

BAP Finfish, Crustacean & Mollusk Hatchery & Nursery Standards

 

Minority Report, SOC Response to BAP Salmon Farm Standard

 

BAP Feed Mill Standards

Issue 3.0

BAP Feed Mill Standards

Issue 2.1

BAP Standards Development

 

BAP Finfish & Crustacean Farm Standards

 

BAP Mussel Farm Standards

 

BAP Channel Catfish Farm Standards

 

GAA response to comments received for the Seafood Processing Standard

 

Hatchery 2.0

 

BAP Mollusk Farm Standards

 

BAP Salmon Farm Standards

 

BAP Pangasius Farm Standards

 

BAP Tilapia Farm Standards

 

BAP Finfish, Crustacean & Mollusk Hatchery & Nursery Standards

 

Minority Report, SOC Response to BAP Salmon Farm Standard

 

BAP Feed Mill Standards

Issue 3.0

BAP Feed Mill Standards

Issue 2.1

BAP Standards Development

 

BAP Finfish & Crustacean Farm Standards

 

BAP Mussel Farm Standards

 

BAP Channel Catfish Farm Standards

 

GAA response to comments received for the Seafood Processing Standard

 

Hatchery 2.0