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Products from BAP-certified facilities carry the Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) logo. The BAP program includes certification standards for seafood processing and repacking plants; finfish and crustacean farms; salmon farms; mussel farms; mollusk farms; finfish, crustacean and mollusk hatcheries and nurseries; and feed mills.

To become BAP certified, the facility must comply with the requirements stated in the BAP standards and application form. Once accepted, facilities must undergo a third-party audit and present specified production records for traceability for at least three months. After successful inspection, facilities pay a program fee based on total annual seafood production volume.

Please note that new facilities are required to apply for BAP certification online. Click “Login” to begin the process.

BAP Standards & Guidelines

Standards & Guidelines

Finfish & Crustacean Farms

Standard Version & Release Date

English, Issue 2, Revision 3; 16 November 2016

Date Audits Must Use This Version

16 November 2017

Translated
Standards

Spanish
Chinese
Indonesian
Thai
Vietnamese

English, Version 1; August 2013
Farms audited
after 31 May 2017
must apply
Mollusk Farm
Standards

English, Version 1; May 2016
6 May 2016

English, Version 1; September 2014
30 September 2014

English, Version 2; July 2014
31 July 2015

English, Issue 2 Revision 3
October 2016
15 October 2017

English, Issue 4 Revision 2; December 2015

 

Supplementary Interpretation Guideline for Applicants & Auditors — Seafood Processing Plant Standards — Food Safety HACCP Compliance at Reception 5.2.10

Supplementary Interpretation Guideline for Applicants & Auditors — Seafood Processing Plant Standards — Effluent Records 2.4.1

Supplementary Interpretation Guideline for Applicants & Auditors — Seafood Processing Plant Standards — Outsourcing & Specifications, Processes & Services 2.9.2

Supplementary Interpretation Guideline for Applicants and Auditors — Seafood Processing Plant Standards — Third Party Laboratory Sampling & Testing, Verification Requirement (Annex 5)

 

BAP Standards & Guidelines

Seafood Processing/Repacking Plants

* Seafood Processing/Repacking Plant
 Standards and Guidelines (PDF — Issue 4, December 2015)

Seafood Processing/Repacking Plant Certification Application Form, Part 1 (Excel)

Seafood Processing/Repacking Plant Certification Application Form, Part 2 (Excel)

Finfish and Crustacean Farms

Finfish/Crustacean Farm Standards and Guidelines (PDF) GO-blue

Finfish/Crustacean Farm Certification Application Form, Part 1 (Excel) GO-blue

Finfish/Crustacean Farm Certification Application Form, Part 2 (Excel) GO-blue

Salmon Farms

* Salmon Farm Standards and Guidelines (Version 2, May 2015) GO-blue

Salmon Farm Certification Application Form, Part 1 (Excel) GO-blue

Salmon Farm Certification Application Form, Part 2 (Excel) GO-blue

Mussel Farms

Mussel Farm Standards and Guidelines (PDF) GO-blue

Mussel Farm Certification Application Form, Part 1 (Excel) GO-blue

Mussel Farm Certification Application Form, Part 2 (Excel) GO-blue

Mollusk Farms

Mollusk Farm Standards and Guidelines (PDF) GO-blue

Mollusk Farm Certification Application Form, Part 1 (Excel) GO-blue

Mollusk Farm Certification Application Form, Part 2 (Excel) GO-blue

Hatcheries/Nurseries

Finfish, Crustacean and Mollusk Hatchery/Nursery Standards (PDF) GO-blue

Hatchery/Nursery Certification Application Form, Part 1 (Excel) GO-blue

Hatchery/Nursery Certification Application Form, Part 2 (Excel) GO-blue

Feed Mill
s

Feed Mill Standards and Guidelines (PDF) GO-blue

Feed Mill Certification Application Form, Part I (Excel) GO-blue

Feed Mill Certification Application Form, Part 2 (Excel) GO-blue

BAP Standards & Guidelines — Translations

SPANISH

Seafood Processing/Repacking Plant Standards — Spanish (PDF — 8/15) GO-blue

Finfish/Crustacean Farm Standards — Spanish (PDF) GO-blue

Salmon Farm Standards — Spanish (PDF) GO-blue

Mussel Farm Standards — Spanish (PDF) GO-blue

Finfish, Crustacean and Mollusk Hatchery/Nursery Standards — Spanish (PDF) GO-blue

Feed Mill Standards — Spanish (PDF) GO-blue

CHINESE

Seafood Processing/Repacking Plant Standards — Chinese (PDF) GO-blue

Finfish/Crustacean Farm Standards — Chinese (PDF) GO-blue

Mollusk Farm Standards — Chinese & English (PDF) GO-blue

Mollusk Farm Standards — Chinese (PDF) GO-blue

Finfish, Crustacean and Mollusk Hatchery/Nursery Standards — Chinese (PDF) GO-blue

Feed Mill Standards — Chinese (PDF) GO-blue

INDONESIAN

Finfish/Crustacean Farm Standards — Indonesian (PDF) GO-blue

Finfish, Crustacean and Mollusk Hatchery/Nursery Standards — Indonesian (PDF) GO-blue

THAI

Seafood Processing/Repacking Plant Standards — Thai (PDF) GO-blue

Finfish/Crustacean Farm Standards — Thai (PDF) GO-blue

Finfish, Crustacean and Mollusk Hatchery/Nursery Standards — Thai (PDF) GO-blue

Feed Mill Standards — Thai (PDF) GO-blue

VIETNAMESE

Finfish/Crustacean Farm Standards — Vietnamese (PDF) GO-blue

Disclaimer: These translated documents are provided solely as an aid for the convenience of clients who are not fluent in English. These translations are from the original English version of the standards. Where any discrepancies arise regarding interpretation between the English and translated versions, the English version remains the official version upon which auditing and compliance requirements are based.