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BAP Standards Development

To promote responsible practices across the aquaculture industry, the Global Aquaculture Alliance coordinates the development of Best Aquaculture Practices certification standards for aquaculture facilities. The BAP standards are developed and updated via species-specific technical committees under the guidance of a Standards Oversight Committee comprised of members with broad stakeholder representation.

To initiate standards, the SOC works with GAA’s standards coordinator to form a technical committee that collectively writes a set of draft standards. After review by the SOC, the standards are modified, if needed, and posted for 60 days of public comment. Committee consideration of comments leads to a final draft that must be approved by the SOC and Global Aquaculture Alliance board before implementation.

Click below to view full details on the standards development process and BAP committee structure.

BAP Standards Development Process