BAP Standard

BAP (Best Aquaculture Practices) – The best aquaculture practice of the Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA: Global Aquaculture Alliance).

BAP certification standards are implemented for a variety of sectors from hatcheries and feed mills to farms and seafood processing plants.

BAP certification focuses mainly on social responsibility, environment, animal health, food safety and voluntary traceability program for seafood establishments.

Enterprises and farms that achieve BAP aquaculture standard certification will be granted a BAP certification label printed on product packaging, demonstrating the commitment of the manufacturer to customers in supplying aquatic products. clean and sustainably exploited products.


Subjects applying BAP:

– BAP/ACC standard is applicable to all organizations, regardless of type, location, size, etc.
– This is a voluntary standard, focusing on quality management.
– When an organization builds and meets BAP/ACC standards, an organization with a quality management system can create quality products and services to satisfy customer needs.

Benefits of applying BAP:

– The BAP certificate for farms will demonstrate to seafood buyers that the producer has a responsibility to care for the environment and society.

– At the same time, BAP will also demonstrate acceptable food safety measures for the farm. Many customers want to ensure responsible production and food safety, as consumers demand products that are produced using responsible engineering methods. Therefore, the BAP certificate brings great benefits in ensuring market positioning and high-priced products.

– Aquaculture certificates will eventually become in demand for the export of aquaculture products. The BAP program is an initiative for aquaculture certification and is recognized by many seafood buyers as a meeting standard in responsible production for safe product.

– The BAP certificate is very valuable for pangasius farms in Vietnam.

– And many other benefits…

Requirements when applying BAP:

– The BAP program sets standards for each type of facility, from seed and feed mills to processing plants. Currently certified farms and hatcheries of shrimp, salmon, tilapia, catfish and pangasius farms, seafood processing plants and feed mills.

– Drafted by a Technical Committee with broad stakeholder representation and overseen by a Standards Oversight Committee, the BAP standard is more comprehensive than other certification systems.

– BAP standards promote community and employee relations, soil biodiversity conservation, water, drug and chemical management.