The GLOBALG.A.P. team presented at China Fisheries and Seafood Expo in Qingdao, China from 30 Oct - 01 Nov 2019, to indicate its mission on global food safety issues and sustainability within the aquaculture sector.

GLOBALG.A.P. Aquaculture standard is the only aquaculture standard
covering the 4 pillars of the Technical Guidelines of Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) on aquaculture certification including:

(i)            Food safety

(ii)           Environmental integrity

(iii)          Animal health and welfare, and

(iv)         Socio-economic aspects

GLOBALG.A.P. Aquaculture standard only aquaculture standard recognized by Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI)

The GLOBALG.A.P. Aquaculture standard covers the complete aquaculture production, including compound feed manufacturing, hatchery, grow-out and post-harvest. Traders and processors can opt to be certified according to the GLOBALG.A.P. Chain of Custody (CoC) standard.

In addition, aquaculture products that come from GLOBALG.A.P. certified farms can now be labeled with the new GGN consumer label to allow final consumers to obtain information about the farm that produced the products. Especially, the GLOBALG.A.P. Aquaculture standard is the only aquaculture standard that has received recognition by Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) at farming level. More information can be found here.

Big increase in salmon certification

In addition, during the expo, GLOBALG.A.P. attended a Leadership Forum held by Intrafish on Thursday 31 October. The forum introduced relevant stakeholders in salmon industries in the light of recent high demand for salmon to be imported into China. In fact, GLOBALG.A.P. Aquaculture standard is frequently being used to certify salmon farms all over the world.

Actually, the GLOBALG.A.P. Aquaculture standard is applicable for all types of production systems which are finfish, crustaceans & molluscs. Of those, the certification of salmon is one of the most important. With its strengths, GLOBALG.A.P. will continuously work and collaborate with current and future partners in the aquaculture sector in the world to assure safe and sustainable aquaculture production worldwide.

More information on the GLOBALG.A.P. Aquaculture standard.