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Best Aquaculture Practices


About BAP

The Best Aquaculture Practices is the only third-party aquaculture certification program to be compliant with the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI), Global Social Compliance Programme (GSCP) and Global Sustainable Seafood Initiative (GSSI). BAP standard is often perceived as gold standard for aquaculture. BAP standards are scientific, rigorous and always evolving to meet challenges in aquaculture. BAP certification is administered by the Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA), a nonprofit organisation dedicated to advocacy, education, and leadership in responsible aquaculture.


BAP Certification standard addresses every critical element of responsible aquaculture, including environmental responsibility, social responsibility, food safety, animal welfare, traceability for aquaculture facilities. BAP is the ONLY aquaculture certification that covers the entire production chain which includes farms, processing factories, hatcheries and feed factories.

BAP certification is for

BAP Certification encompass the entire aquaculture production chain, including farms, processing plants, hatcheries and feed mills. The certification programme allocates a “star” rating depending on how many steps in the aquaculture supply chain have been included. Certification label are 1-star (processor), 2-star (processor and farm), 3-star (processor, farm and feedmill / hatchery) and 4-star (processor, farm, hatchery and feed mill).

Benefits of IFS Certification

BAP is the globally leading Certification for demonstrating sustainable seafood production and processing, its benefits include are as follows:

  • BAP certification proves commitment to the environment, social integrity, and the health of the animal and consumer.

  • Demonstrates responsible and sustainable aquaculture practices

  • Access to new markets and clients

  • Enhanced brand reputation

  • Price premiums from buyers

Our Service offers for BAP Certification:

With a team of highly experienced consultants and trainers, Deccan Consulting’ assists in:

  • Implementing and achieving BAP certification based on your requirements.

  • Educating you on what you need for meeting the requirements

  • Developing management plans and systems (upgrading the existing documentation), thereby enabling you to solve any potential issues

  • Avoiding costly mistakes and unnecessary delays

  • Sail through your audit with confidence and ease

  • Will only recommend for audit when you feel ready and will remain on-call throughout your audit

  • Getting done through audit process, award of certification, interim assistance for maintaining the compliance and certification for annual checks

Deccan Consulting' offers services in enhancing the systems and capabilities for optimising performance and productivity, comply with the requirements for polices, standards, assessments and certifications. Get in touch with us to get more information about our consultancy services.

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