Aquaculture

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We are fully approved by GlobalG.A.P. and accredited by TURKAK against ISO/IEC 17065:2012 for Aquaculture scope.  Inspections are done by our inspectors and certification decisions are taken by our own certification committee.

We are now capable of doing version 5 certifications. GRASP (GLOBALG.A.P. Risk Assessment of Social Practice) is mandatory for  GLOBALG.A.P. Aquaculture version 5 certifications.

We are approved for GRASP by GLOBALG.A.P.

We have extended our scopes for GLOBALG.A.P. Compund Feed Manufacturing (CFM) and Chain of Custody (CoC)

GlobalG.A.P. IFA Aquaculture and Chain of Custody (CoC) for Aquaculture

The GLOBALG.A.P. Standard for Aquaculture is now implemented in 14 countries around Europe, Asia and Latin America. Its new version covers all aquaculture species from fish to crustaceans and moluscs and the whole supply chain from feed to fork.

GLOBALG.A.P. AQUACULTURE CERTIFICATION GLOBALG.A.P. Aquaculture Version 5 certification cannot be achieved for “wild fish/catch” that are not farmed. GLOBALG.A.P. certified aquaculture products cover finfish, crustaceans and molluscs, as well as all stages of the specific species present on the farm, as long as the seedlings are derived from domesticated broodstock under controlled systems (except for the passive collection from the planktonic phase), and the seedlings supply is under commercial status (and not only research status).

Benefits for retailers

Retailers worldwide can have assurance that any farmed fish, shrimp or shell product arriving at their stores with a GGN number was checked at

the farm and hatchery level and that proper segregation and hygiene requirements were met throughout the whole food chain.

“We strongly support the aquaculture standard version 4, as we see it as the most complete standard for sustainable aquaculture. Not only food

safety is considered in the standard, environmental aspects and animal welfare are considered as well, which are the core issues in aquaculture. In

the longterm, we intend to involve our suppliers and farmers in GLOBALG.A.P. Aquaculture Version 4 certification to provide our customers a sustainable aquaculture assortment.“ / Mr. Juergen Matern, Head of Sustainability & Public Affairs, METRO AG

Benefits for Producers

Any aquaculture producer can count on a tool to demonstrate responsible supply through the reproduction, farming and processing activities, moving

towards sustainable practices, supporting on their continuous market access.

Benefits for Consumers

Consumers identifying products with a GGN identification number have assurance that the product chosen was derived from responsible sourcing

and that it was checked throughout the production chain before it ended up in their shopping cart. Starting in mid-October, GLOBALG.A.P. will

provide consumers with relevant information on aquaculture through a public website where they can search the GGN to receive information

about the certification status of the product.

Safety & Sustainability

Food safety is the number one priority for all stages of food production under the GLOBALG.A.P. Standard System. Responsible farming practices

and key criteria on environment and workers welfare support the farms to move towards environmental and social sustainability.

Small Scale Producers

GLOBALG.A.P.’s Certification System is designed for both individual certification and group certification. Currently, two thirds of GLOBALG.A.P.

certified producers are Option 2 (group certification) producers. This Aquaculture Standard can be translated into a tool that includes small scale producers into the certification systems and supports their market access.

The Main Titles Of Global G.A.P. Aquaculture;

1. Site Management

2. Chemicals

3. Pest Control

4. Occupational Healt And Safety

5. Fish Management, Health and Husbandry

6. Aquaculture Feed

7. Environment Management and Husbandry

8. Fresh Water

9. Sea water

10. Sampling and Testing Techniques