Global Aquaculture Alliance commences Accreditation for GAA BAP Salmon Standards
Following the release of its Best Aquaculture Practices certification standards for salmon farms earlier this year, the Global Aquaculture Alliance has begun the process of developing accreditation credentials for the Salmon Standard against ISO/IEC Guide 65:1996 for the standards.
The process involves a formal application, standards review, audit witness assessment and assessment of the certification methodology. The first certification body to progress with the accreditation development to the BAP salmon farm standards was Global Trust Certification Ltd.
Global Trust’s Bill Paterson said Global Trusts extensive and international experience with salmon standards certification and accreditation will prove beneficial in progressing a successful outcome to the accreditation process. “After the successful accreditation of the BAP seafood processing standards last year, the accreditation of all BAP farm standards was the next logical step,”Dan Lee, BAP standards coordinator, said. “Among other things, this will satisfy key requirements of the FAO Technical Guidelines for Aquaculture Certification.”