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June 20, 2015


BAP Training Course


The Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) division of the Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) invites new auditor candidates and returning auditors requiring refresher training to attend a Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) Auditor Training Course at the Grand Hotel Guayaquil in Guayaquil, Ecuador, from September 27 to October 3, 2015.


The course is also open to industry observers including government officials, farmers and other industry stakeholders who wish to learn more about BAP standards and its auditing process.


The course will cover all of the BAP standards:

• Seafood Processing Plant Standard (NEW)

• Finfish and Crustacean Farm Standard (includes land-based aquaculture systems:
ponds and fresh/brackish water cage farms and also marine cage farms)

• Salmon Farm Standard (NEW)

• Mussel Farm Standard

• Feed Mill Standard

• Finfish, Crustacean and Mollusk Hatchery/Nursery Standard (Covers all species)


The registration deadline is September 11, 2015.


Information: For detailed information about how to apply, competency requirements, fees and more, click here.  Please follow the instructions carefully.  Improper submittals will be rejected.  Candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible as participants are admitted on a space-available basis.  Payment for the course must be received in advance.


Information: Jeff Peterson, Training Coordinator, Best Aquaculture Practices, a Division of the Global Aquaculture Alliance (email mobile phone 1-904-629-3354, webpage


Source: Email to Shrimp News international.  Subject: BAP Auditor and Industry Observer Course.  Jeff Peterson (above).  June 19, 2015.

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