Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) Certification

Everyone in the production and supply chain of farmed seafood wants to prevent food fraud and contamination. BAP certification from NSF shows compliance with all regulations.
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BAP Certification From NSF Resolves Compliance Concerns for Fish Farms and Suppliers

Everyone in the aquaculture supply chain – from hatcheries and fish farms to processors and distributors – understands the importance of demonstrating compliance with regulatory standards. Without it, your markets disappear, and you do too. Available through NSF, Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certification documents your organisation’s commitment to environmental responsibility, animal health and welfare, food safety, and social accountability.

Trusted by more than 150 retail and food-service companies worldwide, your BAP certification grants access to a vast network of purchasing organisations.

Regulatory Compliance Through the Entire Aquaculture Supply Chain

BAP is the only farmed seafood organisation to encompass the entire farmed seafood production chain:

  • Hatcheries and nurseries: early stage breeding, hatching and rearing
  • Farms: growing salmon, mollusks, finfish and crustaceans to harvestable size
  • Feed mills: formulating ingredients to nourish each species
  • Processing plants: processing, freezing, cooking and packaging

NSF Certification, GFSI, GSSI, GSA/GAA and BAP

NSF Certification, LLC is an accredited certifier to the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI). NSF also is accredited by the Global Sustainable Seafood Initiative (GSSI), a standard developed by the Global Seafood Alliance (GSA), formerly the Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA). GSA/GAA launched the Best Seafood Practices certification programme for fishing vessels and seafood processing facilities.

Your next step?

Contact NSF to navigate your compliance challenges.