GLOBALG.A.P. Aquaculture Certification System

On 20 April 2018, the GSSI Steering Board recognizedthe GLOBALG.A.P. Aquaculture Certification System for the scope of Aquaculture.

GSSI’s recognition shows that the GLOBALG.A.P. Aquaculture Certification System, with GLOBALG.A.P. Integrated Farm Assurance System (Aquaculture V5.1-1, November 10, 2017) is in alignment with all applicable Essential Components of the GSSI Global Benchmark Tool (version 1.0, 8 October 2015). The Tool is grounded in the FAO Technical Guidelines on Aquaculture Certification and consists of performance areas related to scheme governance, operational management (including chain of custody) and applied aquaculture production audit standards.

Have a look at our factsheet to learn more about the benchmark process.

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GLOBALG.A.P. Aquaculture Certification System

Scheme owner


Date of recognition

20 April, 2018 Read the news release

Scope of recognition

Aquaculture Certification

GLOBALG.A.P. Integrated Farm Assurance System (Aquaculture V5.1-1, November 10, 2017) 

In alignment with Sections

A- Governance

B- Operational Management (including chain of custody)

C- Aquaculture Certification Standard

Benchmark Report

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Steering Board Liaison

Christian von Dorrien, Leader Fisheries and Environment Research Group, Institute of Baltic Sea Fisheries THÜNEN INSTITUTE

Independent Experts

SallyAnanya Surangpimol, Director, THE FOOD SCHOOL

Dr. John Hargreaves, Independent Consultant, Aquaculture Assessments LLC (Section C)

Benchmark Committee Members


Belinda Yaxley, Sustainability and Accreditation Officer, Petuna Aquaculture

Francis Murray, Senior Research Fellow, Institute of Aquaculture, University of Stirling

Josanna Busby, Category Manager, Seafood at Delhaize America

Lee Cocker, Aquaculture Manager, SEAFISH

Public Consultation

31 January – 1 March 2018

Public comments and GSSI responses:

New England Aquarium