Best Aquaculture Practices Certification
Responsible Aquaculture Certification schemes allow producers, processors, buyers and importers to respond to consumer pressure to insure that their farmed seafood comes from environmentally and socially sustainable methods of production, and that processes that maximize food safety are being used. Third party schemes guarantee that strict standards that are met and maintained using independent verification using. The Aquaculture Certification Council, Inc. is a nongovernmental body established to certify social, environmental and food safety standards at aquaculture facilities throughout the world. This Missouri nonprofit, nonmember public benefit corporation applies elements of the Global Aquaculture Alliance Responsible Aquaculture Program in a certification system that combines site inspections and effluent sampling with sanitary controls, therapeutic controls and traceability.