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April 23, 2015

The World

Shrimp Certifiers Join Forces


The three leading shrimp certifiers, the Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC), Global Gap, and the Global Aquaculture Alliance’s Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) are going to combine their checklists for shrimp farms that seek more than one certificate.


A farm that seeks multiple certifications will be able to select any one of the three programs as its primary standard and then select desired add-ons from the other two.  If a farm proves to be compliant with the schemes’ standards, it may be able to gain two certificates, or later even three, through this process.


The three organizations will continue to retain their independence while striving to offer further synergies wherever possible.


Source: The FishSite.  Seafood Expo: Aquaculture Certification Programmes to Combine Audits.  April 23, 2015.

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