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Promoting sustainable and responsible aquaculture.

The GlobalG.A.P. Aquaculture Standard sets strict criteria for animal welfare, environmental and ecological care, food safety, health and safety, and legal compliance.

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The GlobalG.A.P. Aquaculture Standard covers seafood production, and the entire supply chain, with a series of standards designed to help verify that businesses meet accepted best practice in the sector. Version 5.1 comes after a four-year period of research and consultation and addresses a diverse range of fish, crustaceans and molluscs, as well as hatchery-based farmed species.

As early adopters of the GlobalG.A.P. Aquaculture Standard, LRQA is ideally placed to deliver a specialist audit to your organisation covering everything from provenance and food safety to sustainability.

Benefits of GlobalG.A.P. Certification

Satisfies demand

Keep pace with growing consumer and retailer demand for high-quality, high-welfare seafood.

Proves quality

Reassure buyers and consumers of product quality through a transparent supply chain that enables product traceability.

Demonstrates sustainability

Show consumers you take animal welfare and environmental responsibility seriously and publish your sustainable credentials.

Need help with GlobalG.A.P. Certification?

LRQA has certified over 100 different seafood species across a range of standards and remains one of the select service providers able to assess against all three GlobalG.A.P. Aquaculture Standards.

Today, we offer GlobalG.A.P. customers a range of complementary audits and services, including ASC Farms, FSSC 22000, ISO 22000 and SMETA – whatever your requirements, we can work with you to find solutions to the issues you face.

Why work with us?

Technical expertise

LRQA offers customers assessments for an unmatched range of species and fishery type. We’re experts not only in fish but in the production systems around the world, having worked with trout, sea bass and sea bream producers in Turkey, shrimp producers in South America, tilapia producers in the USA and Scottish salmon farms.

Sector focus

We offer fisheries, aquaculture producers and seafood processors a range of internationally-recognised specialist audits and inspections. Covering everything from sustainability and provenance to food safety, we leverage our 30-year track record to guarantee quality via a proven team of specialists and their hands-on industry expertise.


We maintain our impartiality by proactively managing conflicts of interest across all LRQA businesses including those which may exist between consultancy and third-party certification services. Click here to learn more

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