GLOBALG.A.P. Aquaculture

certification system

On 20 April 2018 The Global Sustainable Seafood Initiative has provided formal recognition of the GLOBALG.A.P. Aquaculture Certification System for the scope of Aquaculture.

GSSI’s recognition shows that the GLOBALG.A.P. Aquaculture Certification System, for their GLOBALG.A.P. Integrated Farm Assurance System (Aquaculture V5.1-1, 10 November 2017) 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


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) 

Steering Board Liaison

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

Independent Experts
  • Sally Ananya Surangpimol, Director, The Food School
  • Dr. John Hargreaves, Independent Consultant, Aquaculture Assessments LLC
Benchmark Committee Members
  • Belinda Yaxley, Sustainability and Accreditation Officer, Petuna Aquaculture
  • Marcelo Hidalgo, Consultant, Seafoodmatter
  • 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


Operational Management

(including chain of custody)

Aquaculture Certification Standards