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Global gap aquaculture

Globally recognized certification for safe, sustainable aquaculture

Learn about Implementing GlobalG.A.P. Aquaculture

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The GLOBALG.A.P. Aquaculture Standard is an international set of standards covering the entire seafood production supply chain. Recognized by more than 100 countries and the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI), GLOBALG.A.P. provides guidance on sustainable production, worker health and safety, and product quality, enabling organizations to keep pace with growing consumer and retailer demand for high-quality, high-welfare seafood. The standard also demonstrates to consumers and retailers that you’re committed to safe, sustainable food production, and can therefore help you break into new markets.

Our GLOBALG.A.P. services

LRQA was one of the earliest adopters of the GLOBALG.A.P. Aquaculture Standard, we can support you with a range of services that cover everything from training on the basics to the implementation of a full quality management system, including certification for complimentary standards such as SMETA, FSSC 22000, and ISO 22000.

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LRQA gap analysis looks at your existing quality management system and assesses it against GLOBALG.A.P. requirements. This helps us determine your organization’s readiness for assessment and close up any gaps prior to your audit.


Certification consists of an independent process that provides a clear statement of your organization’s capabilities. Achieving certification by meeting GLOBALG.A.P. requirements helps to build stakeholder trust and win new business.

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Integrated audits

Integrating your management system enables you to benefit from a more efficient and cost-effective audit and surveillance program covering complementary areas such as BRCGS, FSSC 22000, and ISO 45001.

Why work with LRQA?

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Global capability

LRQA’s global network of qualified auditors are experts in the field of aquaculture with a track record for quality and excellence that spans more than three decades. Our experts bring with them unrivalled backgrounds and can offer a range of internationally recognized specialist audits and inspections.

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Flexible delivery

In most cases, GLOBALG.A.P. training and certification services can be delivered on-site or remotely using safe and secure technology. If you opt for remote delivery, you’ll receive the same high-quality training and certification services with the added benefits of flexibility, fast delivery, and access to global expertise.

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History of firsts

As the first assurance provider to receive UKAS accreditation and one of the earliest adopters of the GLOBALG.A.P. Aquaculture Standard, LRQA is ideally equipped to deliver a specialist audit that covers everything from provenance and food safety to sustainability.

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LRQA assessors are industry specialists who are matched with your business needs to ensure that we’re in a position to add value through an effective and robust audit of your quality management system. We also make change recommendations for your business to help promote continuous improvement.

Are you already certified to GLOBALG.A.P. and would like to transfer?

If you hold a valid accredited certificate of approval with another provider and you are considering making the move, transferring your GLOBALG.A.P. certification to LRQA is simple. We'll work with you to ensure your transfer is as smooth as possible.