The GLOBALG.A.P. Aquaculture Standard
The GLOBALG.A.P. Aquaculture Standard sets strict criteria for:
- Legal compliance
- Food safety
- Workers' occupational health & safety
- GLOBALG.A.P. Risk Assessment on Social Practice (GRASP)
- Animal welfare
- Environmental and ecological care
The Standard covers the entire production chain from feed to fork:
Compound Feed: Aquaculture producers are required to source the compound feed used at the aquatic farming and hatchery levels from reliable suppliers. Learn more about the GLOBALG.A.P. Standard for Compound Feed Manufacturers.
Aquaculture Hatcheries and Farms: The GLOBALG.A.P. Aquaculture Standard applies to a diversity of fish, crustaceans and molluscs and extends to all hatchery-based farmed species, as well as the passive collection of seedlings in the planktonic phase. It covers the entire production chain, from broodstock, seedlings and feed suppliers to farming, harvesting and processing.
Chain of Custody: The GLOBALG.A.P. Chain of Custody Standard gives aquaculture producers a high level of transparency and integrity by identifying the status of your product throughout the entire production and supply chain, from farm to retailer. For added value, read more about the GLOBALG.A.P. Chain of Custody Standard here.
A Guide to Our Documents
- The GLOBALG.A.P. Checklist is the document you need to complete your self-assessment.
- The Control Points and Compliance Criteria (CPCC) document lists everything the standard you are applying for covers, and gives you addtional guidelines to fulfill the requirements.
- The General Regulations document defines how the certification process works and lists the requirements for quality management systems and related issues.
- The National Interpretation Guideline (NIG) clarifies how the CPCC have been adapted in a specific country. Please check if there is a NIG for your country. If yes, you are required to use it.