In April 2019, Mr. Pham Viet Anh (GLOBALG.A.P. Technical Key Account Manager) visited Australia and met with several local and international stakeholders who are using the GLOBALG.A.P. system.

Update on the key aspects of the GLOBALG.A.P. Aquaculture Standard

During his visit, Mr. Viet Anh provided an update on the key aspects of the GLOBALG.A.P. Aquaculture standard to an audience of seafood and aquaculture suppliers. These key aspects are:

(i)             Food safety

(ii)            Environmental integrity

(iii)           Animal health and welfare, and

(iv)          Socio-economic aspects

The GLOBALG.A.P. Aquaculture standard covers the entire aquaculture production chain, including compound feed manufacturing, hatchery, nursery, and farming. Traders and processors can obtain voluntary certification according to the GLOBALG.A.P. Chain of Custody (CoC) standard. The GLOBALG.A.P. Aquaculture standard is the only aquaculture standard that has received recognition by the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) at farming level. The presentation can be downloaded here.

UN Sustainable Development Goals

GLOBALG.A.P. aquaculture standards cover several goals of the UN Sustainable Development Goals, enabling certificate holders in Australia and around the globe to claim that their seafood is responsibly sourced – which is becoming more and more important for consumers.

Sourcing from GLOBALG.A.p. certified companies

The stakeholders visited are currently sourcing seafood and fish from GLOBALG.A.P. certified companies and agree with the benefits the system provides to producers and themselves.

Mr. Viet Anh also met with stakeholders using specific GLOBALG.A.P. Add-ons in order to support them with the implementation and roll-out of their programs. GLOBALG.A.P. Add-ons allow the customization of GLOBALG.A.P. standards and services to specific needs and demands while maximizing efficiency of resources and minimizing duplications and the need for multiple audits.

In general, GLOBALG.A.P. will continue to work with partners in Australia and around the world to assure safe and sustainable agriculture production worldwide.