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To promote responsible practices across the entire aquaculture industry, the Global Aquaculture Alliance coordinates the development of the Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certification standards for farms, feed mills, hatcheries and processing facilities.

BAP-certified farms, hatcheries, processing plants and feed mills have traceability documentation that assures retail, foodservice and wholesale buyers that the operations apply responsible aquaculture practices that minimize environmental impacts, respect workers’ rights and produce wholesome products.

More than 1,500 BAP-certified facilities are found worldwide. To encourage the entire aquaculture production chain to become BAP-certified, the BAP program offers a “star-based” ranking system in which products from a group of associated facilities are categorized:

BAP-4starsProduct produced by a BAP-certified processing plant, BAP-certified farm(s) only, BAP-certified hatchery only and BAP-certified feed mill only

BAP-3starsProduct produced by a BAP-certified processing plant, BAP-certified farm(s) only and BAP-certified hatchery and/or feed mill only

BAP-2starsProduct produced by a BAP-certified processing plant and BAP-certified farm(s) only

OneStar   Product produced by a BAP-certified processing plant

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Products from BAP-certified facilities carry the Best Aquaculture Practices logo. At the farm level, the BAP standards cover all finfish and crustacean species, as well as mussels. BAP standards for other mollusks, including clams, oysters and abalone are currently in development.

Species currently produced by BAP-certified facilities:

Barramundi
Catfish
Mussels
Pangasius
Pompano
Salmon
White shrimp (Litopenaeus vannamei)
Black tiger shrimp (Penaeus monodon)
Tilapia
Trout

Other species covered by the BAP finfish and crustacean farm standards:

Carp
Abalone
Clams
Cobia
Flounder
Grouper
Oysters
Perch
Scallops
Seabass
Sea bream
Seriola
Striped bass
Turbot