Best Aquaculture Practices

Who we are

Stewards of
Aquaculture

Sustainable and healthy approaches to feeding the world's growing population are more critical now than ever before.
As wild fisheries have reached their harvest capacity, aquaculture, or fish farming, is needed so that future generations can enjoy the seafood we do today.

We ensure it's done responsibly.

Our Mission

To be the most trusted certification for farm-raised seafood.

Where Advocacy Meets Assurances

The Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) is the voice of the
aquaculture industry.

As part of GAA, BAP ensures aquaculture is done responsibly
through its third-party certification program.


Our Shared Vision


A world that embraces and enables the role of responsibly
farmed seafood in meeting global nutrition needs.

Together we are the only aquaculture organization that offers both certification and membership. Our combined efforts help ensure safe and ethical sourcing in abundant supply for future generations.

Why Aquaculture?


Global need

By 2030, 62% of all seafood produced for human consumption will come from aquaculture. Today it is more than 50 percent.


Efficient

Aquaculture is the most resource-efficient animal protein.


Future demand

By 2050, the demand for animal protein will increase by 52%.

Our Approach

A comprehensive one-stop shop

BAP is the only seafood-specific certification program that is capable of certifying every step in the production chain. The process starts with hatcheries and ends in a processing plant where it is prepared for delivery to you.

Proven & third-party verified

It is not just us saying that we are doing things the right way. The BAP certification program is benchmarked by globally recognized third parties. Being recognized by the gatekeepers of international certification standards is very important to the integrity of the BAP program.

Trust is built on traceability

We work to continuously improve the BAP program to address new challenges arising in the industry. This includes initiatives like providing increased traceability through our supply chain transparency program and incorporating third-party food safety testing into our standards.

A comprehensive one-stop shop

BAP is the only seafood-specific certification program that is capable of certifying every step in the production chain. The process starts with hatcheries and ends in a processing plant where it is prepared for delivery to you.

Proven & third party verified

It is not just us saying that we are doing things the right way. The BAP certification program is benchmarked by globally-recognized third parties. Being recognized by the gatekeepers of international certification standards is very important to the integrity of the BAP program.

Trust is built on traceability

We work to continuously improve the BAP program to address new challenges arising in the industry. This includes initiatives like providing increased traceability through our supply chain transparency program and incorporating third-party food safety testing into our standards.