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Good Aquaculture Practices

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;

-Social responsibility
-Environmental Cleanliness and Sustainability
Animal Health
Observability
-Food Health and Safety
-Quality Regulation of the Breeding Facilities (feed facility, farm and hatchery etc.)

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:

1-Environment
- 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


2-Social Responsibility
-Compliance with legislation and property rights
-Occupational health and Safety
Community relations
Employee relations
Health insurances and social benefits

3-Animal Rights
Disease management and biosecurity


4-Food Safety
- Pollutant level and pollutant control
- Hazard analysis
-Harvest
-Shipping


5-Observability
-Recording

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.

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