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Meeting industry requirements with GAA BAP.

The Best Aquaculture Practices standard from the Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA BAP) has been developed to ensure that the aquaculture processes used to produce farmed seafood are socially and environmentally responsible.

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From inception, the Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) worked with stakeholders to bring the ethos of responsible aquaculture development to as many producers as possible. To achieve this, they created the comprehensive Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certification standard.

Designed by specialist technical committees with input from a broad range of stakeholders, BAP aims to promote the best possible practice for aquaculture farms. As one of the most comprehensive audits in the sector, major retailers increasingly look for BAP certification from providers, and the standard now covers a wide range of farmed species including sea bass, sea bream, trout, turbot, crab and freshwater prawns. BAP also covers areas such as chemical management, conservation of biodiversity and employee relations.

Lloyd's Register (LR) is one of a select number of service providers delivering GAA BAP audits for feed mills, hatcheries and farms.

Benefits of GAA BAP Certification

Meet retailer requirements

GAA BAP assessment helps producers satisfy increasingly stringent retailer demands.

Guaranteed quality

Reassure buyers and consumers of your product quality through a more traceable supply chain.

Competitive edge

Differentiate yourself from those competitors without an industry-recognised standard.

Need help with GAA BAP?

LR specialises in GAA BAP audits with experience assessing a wide range of clients across the globe. With the industry’s most experienced audit team at our disposal, LR has an unmatched track record delivering audits in a streamlined, robust and pragmatic way, no matter your size, location, specialism or requirements.

Why work with us?

Technical expertise

Every year, we conduct over 35,000 audits and inspections in addition to delivering a range of tailored services to seafood producers, underpinned by scalable technology aimed at protecting our customers’ brands.

Sector Focus

LR can offer fisheries, aquaculture producers and seafood processors a wide range of internationally-recognised specialist audits and inspections covering everything from sustainability and provenance to food safety and quality. Our audits cover a number of farmed species including salmon, trout, mussels and sea bass.

Your business helps LR to help others

The profits we generate fund the Lloyd’s Register Foundation, a charity that supports engineering-related research, education and public engagement around everything we do. All of this helps us stand by the purpose that drives us every single day: working together for a safer world.

*Acoura Marine holds this accreditation. Acoura is a member of the Lloyd’s Register Group


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