Public Consultation: Benchmark Report for GAA BAP


On 23 June GSSI launched a 30-day public consultation on the GSSI Benchmark Report for the Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) Certification, owned by the Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA).

GAA applied for GSSI recognition of its BAP Certification for the scope of its Finfish & Crustacean Farms and Salmon Farms standards and has been benchmarked against the GSSI Global Benchmark Tool on:

  • Section A (Governance),
  • Section B (Operational Management),
  • and Section C (Aquaculture - Finfish & Crustacean Farms and Salmon Farms standards).

The public consultation closed on 23 July, and GSSI says thank you to all stakeholders for their active particiatpation. 

The Benchmark Committee, together with the Indepedent Experts and GAA will now review and address all comments that were received. GSSI's Benchmark Committee will then provide the Steering Board with a final reocmmendation on recongition. All comments and responses will be made publicaly available after the GSSI Steering Board's final decision on recognition. 

For more Information on the Benchmark Process have a look at our factsheet.  

About the Global Aquaculture Alliance

Our mission is to promote responsible aquaculture practices through education, advocacy and demonstration. For over 20 years, we have demonstrated our commitment to feeding the world through responsible and sustainable aquaculture.

We do this by providing resources to individuals and businesses worldwide who are associated with aquaculture and seafood. We improve production practices through our partnerships with countries, communities and companies, as well as online learning and groundbreaking journalism that boasts active readership in every country of the world.