January 17, 2017
The Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) has rolled out a new software system featuring an online portal that allows processing plants, farms, hatcheries and feed mills to apply for Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certification and re-certification online.
The online portal also allows users of GAA's websites to join the organisation and renew membership, register for the GOAL (Global Outlook on Aquaculture Leadership) Conference, customise Global Aquaculture Advocate content and participate in GAA's new online community for aquaculture professionals, MyGAA.
It likewise allows BAP-certified facilities to establish business relationships with affiliated facilities so BAP star status can be identified.
The new software system will act as the database of record for all GAA- and BAP-related activities, allowing users to log in to the online portal and seamlessly conduct GAA- and BAP-related business activities.
The upgrade aims to simplify and accelerate the process of attaining and retaining BAP certification, as well as to allow market endorsers to individually track the BAP-certified facilities from which it sources farmed seafood through a customised database of BAP-certified facilities.
The update also enables GAA members to track their membership status and payments in their online portal, and log in individually yet be affiliated with an organisation.
Visit the online portal at http://bap.gaalliance.organd click "Login" on the far right of the navigation bar, where you will also find instructional videos to help you navigate the portal. For questions about the portal, you may call +1 (603) 317-5000 ext. 146.
GAA is an international, nonprofit trade association dedicated to advancing environmentally and socially responsible aquaculture. Through its Best Aquaculture Practices certification standards, GAA has become the leading standards-setting organisation for aquaculture seafood.