GlobalGAP CEO Kristian Moeller on aquaculture certification, harmonization
Michelle McNickle, Digital Product Manager
December 2, 2014
What are the species you currently have standards for?
Currently there are 23 species certified against GlobalGAP aquaculture certification. The standard is designed to cover all systems used to farm finfish, crustaceans and mollusks. These are the current species complying with our aquaculture standard: Artic char(Salvelinus alpinus); Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar); barramundi (Lates calcarifer); brook trout (Slavelinusfontinalis); brown trout (Salmo trutta fario); coho salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch); common dentex (Dentex dentex); European sea bass (Dicentrarchus labrax); gilthead sea bream (Sparus aurata); greater amberjack (Seriola dumerili); meagre (Argyrosomus regius); Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus); olive flounder (Paralichthys olivaceus); pangasius tra (Pangasianodon hyphthalmus); rainbow trout (Onchrorhynchus mykiss); red porgy (Pagrus pagrus); salmon trout (Salmo trutta trutta); sand steenbras (Lithognathus mormyrus); sharpsnout sea bream (Diplodus puntazzo); shi drum (Umbrina cirrosa); turbot (Scophthalmus maximus); white grouper (Epinephelus aeneus); whiteleg shrimp (Litopenaeus vannamei).
How many companies are certified? In what countries? What markets do the products go to?
A total of 2 million metric tons of aquaculture products are currently offered worldwide from 300 companies involving farming and chain-of-custody certificate holders. These companies originate from 30 countries that have adopted the GlobalGAP aquaculture standard.
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