Best Aquaculture Practices

What We Do

BAP Vanguard is an initiative created by Best Aquaculture Practices to highlight producers that are leaders in the aquaculture industry. Producers that are part of this initiative go above and beyond what is expected of them and incorporate leading-edge innovations or best practices into their businesses. Producers must be BAP-certified in order to participate in BAP Vanguard.

Enhanced Social Accountability (SA) and
Employee Health and Safety (EHS) Audit

What It Is


This audit offers a more in-depth review of the social accountability and environmental health and safety clauses in our standard. This audit is available to all producers as a voluntary enhancement for marketplace endorsers, suppliers or producers seeking to differentiate their supply chain with added assurances.


Why We Do It


The purpose of this audit is to help leading producers get recognition for going above and beyond the usual requirements in the social space. These producers exemplify exceptional practices in ensuring the safety and wellbeing of their workforce.


How It Works


The audit must be conducted under Seafood Processing Standard (SPS) Issue 5.1 and it contains the addition of a specially trained social accountability auditor to accompany the lead auditor.






What It Is


This audit offers a more in-depth review of the social accountability and environmental healty and safety clauses in our standard. This audit is available to all producers as a voluntary enhancement for marketplace endorsers, suppliers or producers seeking to differentiate their supply chain with added assurances.


Why We Do It


The purpose of this audit is to help leading producers get recognition for going above and beyond the usual requirements in the social space. These producers exemplify exceptional practices in ensuring the safety and wellbeing of their workforce.


How It Works


The audit must be conducted under Seafood Processing Standard (SPS) Issue 5.0 and it contains the addition of a specially trained social accountability auditor to accompany the lead auditor.






Raised Without Antibiotics

What It Is


A stand-alone voluntary program created to verify that the farmed seafood has been produced without the use of any antibiotics.


Why We Do It


The use of antimicrobials in food-producing animals can lead to antimicrobial-resistant bacteria, which negatively impacts our ability to fight human diseases through antibiotics.


How It Works


This standard rewards producers who have taken steps to eliminate antibiotics from their production methods at all steps of the supply chain. The RWA standard was approved by the Standards Oversight Committee and BAP is currently seeking producers to pilot this standard.






What It Is


A stand-alone voluntary program created to verify that the farmed seafood has been produced without the use of any antibiotics.


Why We Do It


The use of antimicrobials in food-producing animals can lead to antimicrobial-resistant bacteria, which negatively impacts our ability to fight human diseases through antibiotics.


How It Works


This standard rewards producers who have taken steps to eliminate antibiotics from their production methods at all steps of the supply chain. The RWA standard was approved by the Standards Oversight Committee and BAP is currently seeking producers to pilot this standard.