The GLOBALG.A.P. IFA standard for Aquaculture sets strict criteria for:

  • Legal compliance
  • Food safety*
  • Workers’ occupational health and safety
  • Compliance with the GLOBALG.A.P. Risk Assessment on Social Practice (GRASP)
  • Animal welfare
  • Environmental and ecological care**

*The GLOBALG.A.P. standard for Aquaculture has been successfully assessed against the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) Benchmarking Requirements and has achieved GFSI recognition for scope A2 farming of Fish – the only aquaculture farming standard to have achieved such recognition. For more information visit GFSI.

**The standard has also been benchmarked against the Global Sustainable Seafood Initiative’s Global Benchmark Tool Version 1 and is recognized by the GSSI Steering Board. A seafood certification scheme is recognized after successfully completing the 7-step Benchmark Process. This expert-led process involves objective assessments made against the Benchmark Framework. For more information please visit GSSI.

2.05+ Million Metric Tons Certified Worldwide

The only Aquaculture Certification Standard at farm level recognized by the Global Food safety Initiative

Global Sustainable Seafood Initiative

Covers All Species of Finfish Crustaceans & Molluscus Recognized by the Global Sustainability Seafood Initiative, April 2018

There are two parallel valid versions of IFA:

IFA V5.3-GFS, which has GFSI V7.2 recognition, and IFA V5.2, which will lose its GFSI recognition for certificates issued after 21 May 2020. Both versions, IFA V5.3-GFS and IFA V5.2 have GSSI recognition.

Valeska Weymann