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Best Aquaculture Practices

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The Best Aquaculture Practices Certified (BAP Certified) mark on retail packaging tells consumers that seafood came from BAP certified aquaculture facilities.

The Best Aquaculture Practices standards, developed by the Global Aquaculture Alliance, form the basis for BAP certification. The standards specifically protect biodiversity and worker rights within a program that addresses environmental, social, food safety and traceability issues throughout producers' operations.

BAP certification is implemented through the Aquaculture Certification Council, an independent certifying agency that employs an international team of accredited evaluators to inspect facilities to the BAP standards through site inspections, sampling and record reviews.

BAP certification is currently available for shrimp farms and hatcheries, and seafood processing plants.

Learn more: Best Aquaculture Practices websiteExternal Site

Conformity assessment | How is compliance with this ecolabel's standard ensured?

Conformity with Best Aquaculture Practices's standard is verified by an independent organization (third party).

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Managing organization | Who manages this ecolabel?

Name

Global Aquaculture Alliance

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Type

Non-profit

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Year ecolabel est. 2002

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Product categories this ecolabel applies to
Fish / Fisheries Food


Where this ecolabel is found
Bangladesh China Ecuador El Salvador Guatemala Honduras India Indonesia Italy Malaysia Nicaragua Thailand United Kingdom United States Vietnam Canada



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Last updated: 10 January 2013