BAP (GOOD FOOD PRODUCTS APPLICATIONS)
BAP (Best Aquaculture Practices), which consists of the abbreviation of the original name in English, means Good Aquaculture Practices in Turkish and is often abbreviated as BAP in the literature and is named and introduced with the international abbreviation BAP. (Global Aquaculture Alliance - GAA), namely the Global Aquaculture Association, is certified with an international BAP certificate for the development and cultivation of aquaculture and to increase the quality. The BAP Certificate is an international standard document.
BAP - What are the Scope of Good Fisheries Certification?
BAP standards develops and implements a number of standards in the following areas. It was born due to a certain number of requirements, which are;
-Environmental Cleanliness and Sustainability
-Food Health and Safety
-Quality Regulation of the Breeding Facilities (feed facility, farm and hatchery etc.)
BAP ensures responsible aquaculture through its third-party certification program. Working to promote responsible seafood practices through Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP), education, advocacy and third party assurances; It is part of the GSA (Global Seafood Alliance), an international non-profit trade association. Good Fisheries Practices (BAP), the only aquaculture certification program in the world that certifies every step of the production chain, offers certification assurance in many areas such as hatcheries, farms, feed and plants. Environmental responsibility, animal health and welfare, food safety and social accountability are the basic principles of Good Fisheries Practices. Providing traceability through these principles, BAP ensures that production on farms is always ethical, responsible, safe and transparent.
Good Fisheries Practices (BAP) Scope
Nutrition is one of the most important needs for humans. Sustainable and healthy approaches to feeding the growing world population are more critical today than ever before. As wild fisheries reach their harvesting capacities, aquaculture or fish farming is necessary so that future generations can benefit from the seafood practices done today. Global aquaculture demand, which is over 50% today, is expected to exceed 60% by 2030. Aquaculture is the animal protein that uses resources in the most efficient way, and the demand for this protein is expected to exceed 50 percent by 2050.
The BAP certification system has been developed to ensure that marine / aquaculture practices are healthy, safe, traceable, ethical and responsible. BAP has the ability to certify every step in the production chain and is the only certification program specific to seafood. The process begins with hatcheries and ends at processing facilities where it is prepared for delivery to the final consumer. BAP certification is validation that producers follow best practices to deliver farm-raised seafood safely and responsibly. Good Fisheries Practices (BAP) is a seafood-specific certification program that addresses the four key areas of responsible seafood (environmental, social, food safety and animal health and welfare) at every step of the aquaculture production chain.
Good Fisheries Practices determines the basic principles to ensure continuity in issues such as current aquaculture, environmental health and food safety, and ensures the implementation of these standards. In order to do this, it produces quantitative solutions and provides support in order to protect and develop aquaculture in coordination with other existing standards. It also offers quantitative solutions. Within the scope of BAP standards, there is not only aquaculture, but also the production and processing of other shellfish such as mussels and lobsters. But when we look at the aquaculture facilities where the standards are most applied, there are sea bream, sea bass and trout production farms and take the lead.
BAP – How Good Fisheries Practices and Certification Processes are Processed
Before applying for BAP Standards and BAP Certification for facilities such as trout facility where aquaculture and aquaculture production activities are carried out, it should be investigated whether the standards are fully fulfilled. However, BAP Certification should be applied for production facilities that meet BAP standards. This is not a requirement arising from the standards, but it should be taken into account in order to move the process even faster. This is at the beginning of the steps required to achieve the result in certification. The BAP certification process should be carried out according to the supply of the fishery products produced in the facilities. For example, if a BAP application is to be made for a trout farm, first steps should be taken to meet the relevant standards. The fishery production facility and the attachments and documents connected to the facility must be brought in line with the BAP - Good Fisheries Practice Standards. In addition, business owners with aquaculture facilities can see the deficiencies of the facilities, if any, with a pre-audit, depending on their preferences, and take steps to eliminate these deficiencies. This is a process often recommended to property owners and is seen as a useful practice that speeds up the process considerably.
Good Fisheries Practices determine the principles that are fundamental to ensure continuity in current aquaculture, environmental health and food safety, and ensure the implementation of these standards. In order to do this, it produces quantitative solutions and provides support in order to protect and develop aquaculture in coordination with other existing standards. It also offers quantitative solutions. BAP standards include not only aquaculture, but also the production and processing of other shellfish such as mussels and lobsters. However, when we look at the fisheries facilities where the standards are mostly applied, there are bream, sea bass and trout production farms with special features and take the lead.
BAP - Good Fisheries Practices and How Certification Processes Are Processed
Before applying for BAP Standards and BAP Certification for facilities such as trout facilities where aquaculture and aquaculture activities are carried out, it should be investigated whether the standards are fully fulfilled. However, BAP Certification should be applied for production facilities that meet BAP standards. This is not an obligation arising from standards, but it should be taken into account in order to progress even faster. This is at the beginning of the steps required to reach the result in certification. BAP certification process should be made according to the supply of the fishery products produced in the facilities. For example, if a BAP application is to be made for a trout farming farm, first steps should be taken to meet the relevant standards. The aquaculture production facility and the attachments and documents connected to the facility must be brought into line with the BAP - Good Water Products Practice Standards. In addition, business owners with aquaculture facilities can pre-check the deficiencies of the facilities, if any, and take steps to correct these deficiencies with the pre-inspection they can make depending on their preferences. This is usually a recommended process to facility owners and is seen as a useful application that speeds up the process considerably.
BAP - Certification Audit Process Stages
BAP - Good Aquaculture Practices Stages consist of the following elements:
- Water and sediment quality in water
-Protection of fish feed and fish oils
- Supervision of GDO use and control of leaks
- Interaction with natural life and control of wild animals
Storing and disposal of the materials in the farm
-Compliance with legislation and property rights
-Occupational health and Safety
Health insurances and social benefits
Disease management and biosecurity
- Pollutant level and pollutant control
- Hazard analysis
Certification of Facilities with BAP
The inspections and evaluations carried out in accordance with Good Fisheries Practices standards are categorized with a star system and the facilities are represented using asterisks. Considering these;
-2 stars: Includes Farm and Business facilities
-3 stars: Includes farms, factories and hatcheries
-4 stars: Includes and represents feed mills
BAP - Good Fisheries Certification can only be done and documented by competent companies such as Aşan Danışmanlık. You can apply to Aşan Danışmanlık to certify your aquaculture production farms with BAP standards such as your production farm and factories.