Best Aquaculture Practices
Keeping Fish
in Our Future

Farmed seafood that's safe,
sustainable, and ethically sourced

The Most Comprehensive End-to-End Certification

BAP certifies each step in the production chain. Our standards are built on the four pillars of sustainability: food safety, environmental, social welfare, animal health and welfare.

250+ hatcheries
Hatcheries

The breeding, hatching of eggs and rearing of aquatic animals through the early stages happens here.

1700+ farms
Farms

Where aquatic animals are grown to harvest size. Farming can occur in ponds, oceans, cages, tanks, raceways or closed-containment vessels.

120+ feed mills
Feed

Aquaculture feed is produced in a feed mill using a blend of ingredients specially formulated to meet the nutritional needs of each species.

425+ plants
Plants

After harvest, the aquatic animals are sent to a processing plant where they may be peeled, filleted, flavored, cooked, frozen or packaged.

Chain of Custody Traceability

The assurances provided at the four stages of the production chain are built on the four pillars, as shown below, and traceability is the foundation. The BAP program verifies that the right things are happening throughout the production chain.



Our Global Impact

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Improving production in 34 countries
Responsible seafood production is a global effort to keep fish in our future. BAP certification is transforming the farmed seafood industry in 34 countries.
300,000+
300,000+ jobs at certified facilities
Responsible aquaculture provides jobs to support communities and ensures that workers are paid fairly and treated well.
21B
21 billion meals with BAP-certified seafood
BAP helps keep fish in our future, delivering a healthy protein to billions of people worldwide. Responsible farming protects wild fisheries from being over-exploited so that seafood can be served for years to come.
 

What It Means to Be BAP Certified

Meet a BAP Producer

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