BIM Certified Quality Aquaculture (CQA)
The Global Sustainable Seafood Initiative (GSSI) has provided formal recognition of the BIM Certified Quality Aquaculture (CQA) scheme for the scope of Aquaculture.
GSSI’s recognition shows that their Farm Standard (Issue 1, Revision 1, November 2018) 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.
Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM)
Date of Recognition
6 February 2019
Read the news release
Scope of Recognition
BIM CQA Farm Standard (Issue 1, Revision 1, November 2018).
Steering Board Liaison
Darian McBain, Global Director of Sustainable Development, Thai Union
Kevin Swoffer, Director, KPS Resources & Food Safety Consultant Dr. Francis Murray, Senior Research Fellow, Institute of Aquaculture, University of Stirling
Benchmark Committee Members
- Aimee Russillo, Independent Consultant,
- Nigel Peacock, Director, Napfisheries & Aquatic Environment
- Steve Minor, Managing Partner, Waterfront Associates
- Josanna Busby, Category Manager, Seafood, Sidecase, Frozen Meats & Seafood, Food Lion, LLC
- Gregg Small, Global Quality Assurance Director, Mazzetta Company
December 13, 2018 – January 12, 2019
No comments received
(including chain of custody)