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 V5.2, February 1 2019 and parallel version V5.3-GFS, May 21 2020) is in alignment with all applicable Essential Components of the GSSI Global Benchmark Tool (version 1.0, October 8 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

GLOBALG.A.P. 

Date of Recognition

20 April 2018
Read the news release

Scope of Recognition

Aquaculture Certification
GLOBALG.A.P. Integrated Farm Assurance System (Aquaculture V5.2, February 1 2019; Aquaculture V5.3-GFS, May 21 2020) 

Steering Board Liaison

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

Independent Experts
  • Sarah Ogston-Gray, Ogston-Gray Food Consulting
  • Dr. Francis Murray, Senior Research Fellow Institute of Aquaculture University of Stirling 
Benchmark Committee Members
  • Josie Foster, Director, J Foster Consulting LTD
  • Dr. Trevor Ward, Faculty of Science, University of Technology Sydney,
  • Dr. Belinda Yaxley, Sustainability and Accreditation Officer, Petuna Aquaculture
  • Josanna Busby, Category Manager, Seafood at Delhaize America
  • Lee Cocker, Aquaculture Manager, SeaFish
Public Consultation
MONITORING OF CONTINUED ALIGNMENT (MOCA)

Date of MOCA Completion: February 10, 2020

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.

GLOBALG.A.P.’s MOCA process was completed on the 10th of February 2020 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:

  • Josie Foster, Director, J Foster Consulting LTD
  • Dr. Trevor Ward, Faculty of Science, University of Technology Sydney
  • Lee Cocker, Aquaculture Manager, Seafish
  • Josanna Busby, Seafood Sidecase Frozen Meats & Seafood, Food Lion LLC
  • Dr. Belinda Yaxley, Sustainability and Accreditation Officer, Petuna Aquaculture

 

 

 

Governance

Operational Management

(including chain of custody)

Aquaculture Certification Standards