Q&A: Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) Certification

  • Open What is the purpose of the BAP certification program?

    Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certification promotes responsible practices in aquaculture that drive continual improvements via high standards and deliver significant benefits industry wide.

  • Open What products are covered in the BAP standards?

    The Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) standards cover aquaculture facilities for shrimp, salmon, tilapia, channel catfish and Pangasius. Additional standards are under development.

  • Open What are some critical elements that are covered in the BAP standards?

    The Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) standards address environmental and social responsibility, animal welfare, food safety and traceability in a voluntary certification program for aquaculture facilities. BAP certification defines the most important elements of responsible aquaculture and provides quantitative guidelines by which to evaluate adherence to those practices.

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