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Certifying Best Practices
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Responsible Aquaculture
 
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Farm, Hatchery, Seafood Processing Plant and Feed Mill Certifications

To apply for Best Aquaculture Practices certification, click below to download the Certification Application Form and Guidelines for BAP Standards appropriate to your facility. Print the forms, complete the information requested and return to the BAP office with the U.S. $500 registration fee to enter the program.  Open the excel document, fill out on your computer, save the document to your computer and email it to the BAP office when it is complete.
 

Please note that the new multi-species farm standards apply to all types of production systems for finfish and crustaceans, excluding cage-raised salmonids, which retain separate BAP standards. The new standards replace the species-specific standards previously established for shrimp, tilapia, Pangasius and channel catfish. The multi-species standards focus on culture systems, but maintain unique species-related aspects where applicable, through supplements.

The new BAP standards apply to species that include but are not limited to seabass, sea bream, cobia, seriola, trout, grouper, barramundi, perch, carp, flounder, turbot, striped bass, crabs, freshwater prawns and crawfish.

For farms that are currently BAP certified, there will be a transition period to adapt to the new standards. The new standards will become mandatory for currently BAP-certified farms on January 1, 2014. For new farms not already BAP certified, the multi-species standards are effective immediately.

 
Seafood Processing Plant – Certification Application Form
In Excel format.
 
Feed Mill - Certification Application Form
In Excel format.
 
Shrimp Hatchery – Certification Application Form
In Excel format.
 
Finfish and Crustacean Farms - Certification Application  
Part 1
  |   Part 2
Both parts of the application must be completed by all facilities applying for certification under the Finfish and Curstacean Farm Standard
 
Salmon Farm - Certification Application Form
In Excel format.
 
Mussel Farms -  Certification Application Form
Part 1  Part 2
Both parts of the application must be completed by all facilities applying for certification under the Mussel Farm Standard
 
 
 
 
For guidance in answering form questions download full Guidelines for Standards below.
 
Seafood Processing Plant – Guidelines for BAP Standards
In PDF format.
 
Finfish and Crustacean Farms - Guidelines for BAP Standards
In PDF format.
 
Feed Mill - Guidelines for BAP Standards
In PDF format
 
Salmon Farm - Guidelines for BAP Standards
In PDF format
 
Mussel Farm - Guidelines for BAP Standards
In PDF format
 
If needed, download free Adobe Acrobat software:
 

 

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Last Updated ( Monday, 17 March 2014 )