GLOBALG.A.P., the worldwide leading standard for Good Agricultural Practices, is introducing its own  consumer label for certified aquaculture.

Aquaculture is one of the global food industry’s fastest growing sectors. Nearly no other area of agricultural production is as globalized and, at the same time, as shaped by a wide diversity of working, living and environmental conditions such as modern aquaculture.

Large international corporations are facing local cooperatives made up of small-scale farmers. Fully automated high-tech farms are rivaling labor-intensive manual production. Offshore marine enclosures are competing with land-based aquaculture, and European values are up against Asian traditions.

At the same time, the number of consumers seeking reliable information and guidance when buying fish and seafood continues to grow. Questions concerning origin and production methods as well as social and ecological conditions play an increasingly significant role in building consumer trust and determining purchasing decisions.

Against this background, GLOBALG.A.P. is introducing its own consumer label for certified aquaculture at Seafood Expo Global 2016 in Brussels, which will offer consumers more information and added transparency when buying fish and seafood from certified aquaculture.

The label is based on the widely supported “GLOBALG.A.P. Standard for Good Aquaculture Practices”. Currently, this certification covers 24 of the most important fish and seafood species, and has already been implemented in the major sourcing regions of Asia, Europe and Latin America.

Following the success of implementing the Standard on farm, with its consumer label GLOBALG.A.P.  will now focus on the final customer. By making a step toward the consumer, GLOBALG.A.P. aims to actively support its partners to better market fish and seafood from certified aquaculture.

The official presentation of the consumer label will take place during the GLOBALG.A.P. Press Conference at Seafood Expo Global 2016.

We look forward to your visit to our press conference and our GLOBALG.A.P. booth, which this year is all about introducing the consumer label. 

GLOBALG.A.P. Booth

Place: Seafood Expo Global, Brussels, Hall 9, Booth 4026
Date: 26-28 April 2016

GLOBALG.A.P. Press Conference

Place: Seafood Expo Global, Brussels, Hall 11, 3rd Floor, Room 1124
Date: 27 April 2016
Time: 3-4 p.m.

Contact: Claudia Meifert at meifert@globalgap.org.