BAP - Best Aquaculture PracticesBAP - Best Aquaculture Practices

At JJ McDonnell our continued effort to advance our certifications and partnerships ensures our customers receive the best product. We believe in putting in the effort to run a clean, organized and efficient processing plant knowing we are exceeding industry standards. Our BAP (Best Aquaculture Practices) certification proves our seafood products were produced in a socially responsible manner.

The Best Aquaculture Practices is the only third party aquaculture certification program to be compliant with the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI), Global Social Compliance Programme (GSCP) and Global Sustainable Seafood Initiative (GSSI). BAP is the only aquaculture certification encompassing the complete aquaculture chain including farms, processing facilities, hatcheries and feed mills.

Key focuses in being BAP certified includes meeting standards on environmental responsibility, food safety, animal welfare, traceability and social responsibility. Standards established through BAP are continually updated through production method-specific technical committees, a 12-member Standards Oversight Committee and the Standards Coordinator.


Map shows certified facilities within the United States

Click the thumbnail to the left to view our BAP Certificate


Click the thumbnail to the left to view our BAP Validation Letter
Click here to learn more about the BAP