Best Aquaculture Practices

As the first Seafood Distributor in Canada to become Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certified, we are proud to highlight our association with these standards.

Seafood buyers and suppliers globally prefer to source seafood from third-party-certified facilities for a variety of environmentally and socially responsible policy reasons. Working with foodservice, institutional and particularly retail buyers, the Global Aquaculture Alliance recognized a need for a comprehensive “one-stop shop” set of standards and the BAP program was created.

Rather than patch together various certification programs that cover only a portion of what the comprehensive BAP standards offer:

  • BAP standards encompass the entire aquaculture production chain, including farms, processing plants, hatcheries and feed mills.
  • All standards address every key element of responsible aquaculture, including environmental responsibility, social responsibility, food safety, animal welfare and traceability.
  • The seafood processing plant standards are benchmarked against the latest Global Food Safety Initiative food-safety requirements.
  • A market development team actively promotes the BAP program to retailers and foodservice operators worldwide on behalf of BAP-certified facilities.

Best Aquaculture Practices Certification

The Responsible Seafood Choice