Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP)

certification

On 4 October 2017 The Global Sustainable Seafood Initiative has provided formal recognition of the two-star Best Aquaculture Practices Certification (BAP) for the scope of Aquaculture.

GSSI’s recognition shows that the two-star Best Aquaculture Practices Certification, for their Salmon Farms (Issue 2, Revision 3, October 2016), and Finfish and Crustacean Farms (Issue 2.4, 23 May 2017) standards, is in alignment with all applicable Essential Components of the GSSI Global Benchmark Tool (version 1.0, 8 October 2015). The Tool is underpinned by 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 farm audit standards.

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

Scheme Owner

Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA)

Date of Recognition

4 October 2017
Read the news release

Scope of Recognition

Aquaculture Certification
Aquaculture Facility Certification for Salmon Farms (Issue 2, Revision 3, October 2016) and Finfish and Crustacean Farms (Issue 2.4, 23 May 2017)

 

 

Steering Board Liaison

Ron Rogness, Vice President of Corporate Relations, American Seafoods Group

Independent Experts
  • Julie Dearman, Technical Manager, TESCO Plc. (until March 2017)
  • Aimee Russillo, Independent Consultant, Liseed Consulting (until March 2017)
  • Dr. John Hargreaves, Independent Consultant, Aquaculture Assessments Llc
Benchmark Committee Members
  • Kevin Swoffer, Director, KPS Resources & Food Safety Consultant
  • Nigel Peacock, Director, Napfisheries & Aquatic Environment
  • Linh Nguyen, Consultant of SOCODEVI
  • Belinda Yaxley, Sustainability and Accreditation Officer, Petuna Aquaculture
  • Gregg Small, Adjunct Faculty, Washington State University, Food Science Innovation Center
Public Consultation
Monitoring of Continued Alignment (MOCA)

Date of MOCA Completion: October 4, 2019

The Monitoring of Continued Alignment (MOCA) procedure is a periodic review process where the Scheme provides a full overview of any changes in the Scheme’s ownership, management or the standard itself. This report on the Scheme’s continued implementation is reviewed by independent experts, who make a recommendation on continued recognition of the Scheme.

Best Aquaculture Practice (BAP) Certification’s process for the Finfish and Crustacean Farms standard (Issue 2, Revision 3, 16th November 2016) and the Salmon Farms standard (Issue 2, Revision, 3, October 2016) was completed on 4th October 2019 and continued recognition was approved. Read the overview here.

The Independent Experts were:

  • Sarah Ogston-Gray, Ogston-Gray Food Consulting
  • Dr. Francis Murray, Senior Research Fellow, Institute of Aquaculture, University of Stirling

The Benchmark Committee Members were:

  • Aimee Russillo, Independent Consultant, Liseed Consulting
  • Nigel Peacock, Director, Napfisheries & Aquatic Environment
  • Belinda Yaxley, Sustainability and Accreditation Officer, Petuna Aquaculture
  • Gregg Small, Adjunct Faculty, Washington State University, Food Science Innovation Center

Governance

Operational Management

(including chain of custody)

Aquaculture Certification Standards

(Salmon Farms and Finfish and Crustacean Farms)