Best Aquaculture Practices

Program Standards

The Best Aquaculture Practices is the only third-party aquaculture certification program that encompasses the entire production chain, including the processing plant, farm, hatchery and feed mill.

BAP Standards & Guidelines

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Standards & Guidelines — Audits must use the listed issue number

Seafood Processing Standard

Issue 5.1

16 Nov 2020

Facility Guidance for SPS Annex 4 Product Testing

Issue 1.2

15 March 2021

Salmon Farms

Issue 2.3

13 Oct 2016
Amendment

BAP bans use of Critically Important Antimicrobials

7 August 2019

Biosecurity Area Management

Issue 1.0

31 Oct 2018

BAP Farm Standard

Issue 3.0

01 March 2021

Finfish & Crustacean Farms

Issue 2.4

23 May 2017
Amendment

BAP bans use of Critically Important Antimicrobials

7 August 2019

Mollusk Farms

Issue 1.1

15 March 2021

Finfish, Crustacean, & Mollusk Hatcheries & Nurseries

Issue 1.0

01 Sept 2014
Amendment

Recirculating Land-based Hatcheries and Nurseries

Issue 1.1 - 08-Oct-2019
Amendment

Guidance to Meeting BAP Hatchery FIFO Requirements

Issue 1.0 - 30-Nov-2020

Feed Mills

Issue 3.0

15 June 2020

Feed Mills

Issue 2.1 (Valid until 15 June, 2021)

23 May 2017
Amendment

Feed Mill Standard Issue 2.1

Issue 1.0 - 8 May 2018
Amendment

Feed Mill Standard Issue 2.1
Guidance on Fish Oil

Issue 1.0 - 1 Feb 2019

Sampling & Testing Requirements SPS 5.1 Farmed

Issue 2.0

16 Jan 2021

Sampling & Testing Requirements SPS 5.1 Wild

Issue 2.0

16 Jan 2021

Seafood Processing Standard

Issue 5.1

16 Nov 2020

Facility Guidance for SPS Annex 4 Product Testing

Issue 1.2

15 March 2021

Feed Mills

Issue 3.0

15 June 2020

Feed Mills

Issue 2.1 (Valid until 15 June, 2021)

23 May 2017
Amendment

Feed Mill Standard Issue 2.1

Issue 1.0 - 8 May 2018
Amendment

Feed Mill Standard Issue 2.1
Guidance on Fish Oil

Issue 1.0 - 1 Feb 2019

Salmon Farms

Issue 2.3

13 Oct 2016
Amendment

BAP bans use of Critically Important Antimicrobials

7 August 2019

BAP Farm Standard

Issue 3.0

01 March 2021

Finfish & Crustacean Farms

Issue 2.4

23 May 2017
Amendment

BAP bans use of Critically Important Antimicrobials

7 August 2019

Mollusk Farms

Issue 1.1

15 March 2021

Finfish, Crustacean, & Mollusk Hatcheries & Nurseries

Issue 1.0

01 Sept 2014
Amendment

Recirculating Land-based Hatcheries and Nurseries

Issue 1.1 - 08-Oct-2019
Amendment

Guidance to Meeting BAP Hatchery FIFO Requirements

Issue 1.0 - 30-Nov-2020

Biosecurity Area Management

Issue 1.0

31 Oct 2018

Sampling & Testing Requirements SPS 5.1 Farmed

Issue 2.0

16 Jan 2021

Sampling & Testing Requirements SPS 5.1 Wild

Issue 2.0

16 Jan 2021
Certificación de Instalaciones Acuícolas — Las auditorías deben usar este número

Normas BAP de Granjas de Peces y Crustáceos

Número 2.4

23 May 2017

Granjas de Salmón

Número 2.3

13 Oct 2016

Peces, Crustáceos y Moluscos Criaderos y Viveros

Número 1.0

30 Sept 2014

Molinos de Alimentación

Número 2.1 (Válido hasta el 15 de junio de 2021)

23 May 2017

De Alimentos 2.1

Enmienda a la Norma BAP de Fábricas

Número 1.0

08 May 2018

Normas BAP de Granjas de Peces y Crustáceos

Número 2.4

23 May 2017

Granjas de Salmón

Número 2.3

13 Oct 2016

Peces, Crustáceos y Moluscos Criaderos y Viveros

Número 1.0

30 Sept 2014

Molinos de Alimentación

Número 2.1 (Válido hasta el 15 de junio de 2021)

23 May 2017

De Alimentos 2.1

Enmienda a la Norma BAP de Fábricas

Número 1.0

08 May 2018
Standards & Guidelines — Audits must use the listed issue number

Sertifikasi Fasilitas Akuakultur

Standar BAP Budidaya

Edisi 3.0

23 Juli 2020

Sertifikasi Fasilitas Akuakultur

Standar BAP Budidaya

Edisi 3.0

23 Juli 2020
标准和指南文件 — 审核时必须使用该版本

鱼类和甲壳类 养殖场标准

版本2.4

2017年5月23日

饲料厂标准

版本2.1

2017年5月

三文鱼类(海水)养殖场标准

版本2.3

2016年10月13日

鱼类、甲壳类、软体动物 育苗场标准

版本1.0

2014年9月30日

鱼类和甲壳类 养殖场标准

版本2.4

2017年5月23日

饲料厂标准

版本2.1

2017年5月

三文鱼类(海水)养殖场标准

版本2.3

2016年10月13日

鱼类、甲壳类、软体动物 育苗场标准

版本1.0

2014年9月30日
標準とガイドライン — 監査では、リストされている問題番号を使用する必要があります

魚類・甲殻類養殖認証基準

発行2.4

2017年5月23日

魚類・甲殻類養殖認証基準

発行2.4

2017年5月23日
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BAP Standards
Development Process

The Standards Oversight Committee (SOC) is comprised of members with broad stakeholder representation — one-third conservation, one-third academia, and one-third industry. After review by the SOC, standards are modified, if necessary, and published for 60 days of public comment. The committee's consideration of comments leads to a final draft that must be approved by the SOC and GAA Board of Directors before implementation.

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Dr. Alejandro Buschmann

Research and Development Center of Coastal Resources and Environments

Birgitte Krogh-Poulsen

Independent Social Development Consultant

Dan Lee

BAP Standards Coordinator
1-603-317-5000 x1005
dan.lee@aquaculturealliance.org

Dr. David Little

University of Stirling

Kathy Janiga

FSQ Mark Foods, Inc

Ken Corpron

Global Aquaculture Alliance

Kim Thompson

Aquarium of the Pacific

Lukas Manomaitis

U.S. Soybean Export Council

Patrick Blow

Marks and Spencer

Dr. Simon Bush

Wageningen University

Tyler Isaac

Monterey Bay Aquarium

Dr. Shakuntala Haraksingh Thilsted

Worldfish

Jenna Stoner

Sustainable Fisheries Partnership

Dr. Alejandro Buschmann

Research and Development Center of Coastal Resources and Environments

Birgitte Krogh-Poulsen

Independent Social Development Consultant

Dan Lee

BAP Standards Coordinator
1-603-317-5000 x1005
dan.lee@aquaculturealliance.org

Dr. David Little

University of Stirling

Kathy Janiga

FSQ Mark Foods, Inc

Ken Corpron

Global Aquaculture Alliance

Kim Thompson

Aquarium of the Pacific

Lukas Manomaitis

United States Soybean Export Council

Patrick Blow

Marks and Spencer

Dr. Simon Bush

Wageningen University

Tyler Isaac

Monterey Bay Aquarium

Dr. Shakuntala Haraksingh Thilsted

Worldfish

Jenna Stoner

Sustainable Fisheries Partnership

Public Comments

All comments received during the public comment process are carefully considered for inclusion in the final draft, and all properly submitted comments will be acknowleged. Outside of defined public comment periods, interested parties may submit comments to any member of the Standards Oversight Committee for consideration.


View past public comments

BAP Farm Standard 3.0

 

BAP Mollusk Farm Standards

 

BAP Salmon Farm Standards

 

BAP Pangasius Farm Standards

 

BAP Tilapia Farm Standards

 

BAP Finfish, Crustacean & Mollusk Hatchery & Nursery Standards

 

Minority Report, SOC Response to BAP Salmon Farm Standard

 

BAP Feed Mill Standards

Issue 3.0

BAP Feed Mill Standards

Issue 2.1

BAP Standards Development

 

BAP Finfish & Crustacean Farm Standards

 

BAP Mussel Farm Standards

 

BAP Channel Catfish Farm Standards

 

GAA response to comments received for the Seafood Processing Standard

 

BAP Mollusk Farm Standards

 

BAP Salmon Farm Standards

 

BAP Pangasius Farm Standards

 

BAP Tilapia Farm Standards

 

BAP Finfish, Crustacean & Mollusk Hatchery & Nursery Standards

 

Minority Report, SOC Response to BAP Salmon Farm Standard

 

BAP Feed Mill Standards

Issue 3.0

BAP Feed Mill Standards

Issue 2.1

BAP Standards Development

 

BAP Finfish & Crustacean Farm Standards

 

BAP Mussel Farm Standards

 

BAP Channel Catfish Farm Standards

 

GAA response to comments received for the Seafood Processing Standard