Best Seafood Practices
Ensuring responsible practices throughout the wild seafood supply chain
Ensuring responsible practices throughout the wild seafood supply chain
The Best Seafood Practices program provides assurances to the marketplace that wild seafood has been harvested and processed in an ethical manner with respect for the wellbeing and security of all employees across the supply chain.
40 Million
people are employed by the fisheries sector globally
The seafood industry is essential to providing livelihoods for people in working waterfront communities around the world.
1 Billion
people rely on seafood as their primary source of protein
The seafood industry is playing an increasingly important role in contributing to global food and nutrition security.
Who We Are
Best Seafood Practices is administered by the Global Seafood Alliance, an international nonprofit trade association dedicated to advancing responsible seafood practices through education, advocacy and third-party assurances. Through the development of its Best Aquaculture Practices and Best Seafood Practices certification programs, GSA has become the leading provider of assurances for seafood globally. The organization’s work addresses the full spectrum of responsibility, from environmental responsibility and social accountability to food safety.
Our Vision
A world that embraces the role of responsible seafood in meeting global nutrition needs.
Working Above the Water
BSP is the world’s only third-party certification program capable of linking responsible fisheries to certified vessels and processing plants. BSP is also the only program that can reduce time and costs of linking together other certification programs that only cover a fraction of what’s covered under BSP.
 

 

A Higher Standard
Our standards are created through a rigorous, scientific and transparent development process in accordance with the International Standards Organization (ISO) requirements using independent, third-party certification bodies and auditors.

Seafood Processing Standard
The Seafood Processing Standard (SPS) is the only seafood-specific processing plant…

Responsible Fishing Vessel Standard
The Responsible Fishing Vessel standard enables fishing operations to provide…
SEAFOOD PROCESSING STANDARD
The Seafood Processing Standard (SPS) is the only seafood-specific processing plant standard that is compliant with the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) and the Global Social Compliance Programme (GSCP).

The SPS audit provides complete coverage on key issues important to you and your customers, including food safety, environmental responsibility and social accountability. SPS provides seafood processors with comprehensive assurances through a credible third-party certification program. Certification requires 100% compliance with all standard clauses, reducing complexity and the need to follow up on nonconformities.
RESPONSIBLE FISHING VESSEL STANDARD
The Responsible Fishing Vessel standard enables fishing operations to provide assurances of decent working conditions and operational best practices from catch to shore.

Today’s marketplace needs assurance that their seafood supply chains are free of human rights abuses; that fishing crews are treated fairly, trained appropriately and are working in safe conditions with payment, meals and rest time provided. RFVS provides these assurances and is the only vessel-level certification program available on a global scale.
A Higher Standard
Our standards are created through a rigorous, scientific and transparent development process in accordance with the International Standards Organization (ISO) requirements using independent, third-party certification bodies and auditors.

Seafood Processing Standard
The Seafood Processing Standard (SPS)…
SEAFOOD PROCESSING STANDARD
The Seafood Processing Standard (SPS) is the only seafood-specific processing plant standard that is compliant with the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) and the Global Social Compliance Programme (GSCP).

The SPS audit provides complete coverage on key issues important to you and your customers, including food safety, environmental responsibility and social accountability. SPS provides seafood processors with comprehensive assurances through a credible third-party certification program. Certification requires 100% compliance with all standard clauses, reducing complexity and the need to follow up on nonconformities.

Responsible Fishing Vessel Standard
The Responsible Fishing Vessel standard…
RESPONSIBLE FISHING VESSEL STANDARD
The Responsible Fishing Vessel standard enables fishing operations to provide assurances of decent working conditions and operational best practices from catch to shore.

Today’s marketplace needs assurance that their seafood supply chains are free of human rights abuses; that fishing crews are treated fairly, trained appropriately and are working in safe conditions with payment, meals and rest time provided. RFVS provides these assurances and is the only vessel-level certification program available on a global scale.
Certified Producers
The following are lists of all BSP-certified processing plants
(both processors and re-processors) and RFVS-certified vessels.
BSP No. Producer Producer Type Accepts Unannounced Audits Enhanced Social Accountability Country Expiration Species
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RFVS-Certified Vessels

BSP No. Vessel Name Classification Country Expires
V10002 Alison YH59 Single Hander UK 29/Nov/2023
V10001 Antarctic Discover Over 30 days Australia 20/Dec/2023
V10007 Antarctic Aurora Over 30 days Australia 25/Feb/2024
V10009 Gadus Over 30 days Faroe Islands 31/Mar/2024
V10003 James Miachael Single Hander UK 29/Nov/2023
V10015 Taits FR 229 24-71 hours Scotland 28/Mar/2024
V10004 Lisa Diane YH9 Single Hander UK 12/Jun/2023
V10016 Lunar Bow PD 265 24-71 hours Scotland 30/Mar/2024
V10005 MFV Indava YH2 Single Hander UK 29/Nov/2023
Certified Producers
The BSP-certified processing plants and RFVS-certified vessels are not available on the mobile site.
18 Certified Producers
  9 Certified Vessels
NEWS
GSA Officially Introduces One-Of-A-Kind Best Seafood Practices Certification Program
The Global Seafood Alliance (GSA) on June 2 officially introduced Best Seafood Practices (BSP), the world’s only third-party...
Responsible Fishing Vessel Standard Applies for Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative Benchmarking
Global Seafood Alliance (GSA) has submitted a benchmarking application to The Consumer Goods Forum's Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative...
NEWS
GSA Officially Introduces One-Of-A-Kind Best Seafood Practices Certification Program
The Global Seafood Alliance (GSA) on June 2 officially introduced Best Seafood Practices (BSP), the world’s only third-party...
Responsible Fishing Vessel Standard Applies for Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative Benchmarking
Global Seafood Alliance (GSA) has submitted a benchmarking application to The Consumer Goods Forum's Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative...
Resource Library
The following is a list of downloadable resources.
Why BSP?
RFVS One Pager
Worker Voice on Fishing Vessels
Seafood Processing Standard
Responsible Fishing Vessel Standard
RFVS Auditor Compliance Guide
RFVS Auditor Competency and Course Approval
Standards Development Process
Complaints, Appeals & Disputes
BSP Logo Use Requirements
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George Chamberlain
President
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Director of Market Development Operations
Steve Hart
Vice President of Market Development for Asia, Oceania, UK & EU
Chris Keller
Vice President of Market Development for the Americas
Denise Gurshin
Global Business Development Manager for Supply Chain Engagement
Bill Hoenig
Director, Market Development - Latin America
Iain Shone
Director, Market Development - EU
Contact Us
Wally Stevens
CEO
Brian Perkins
COO
George Chamberlain
President
Molly Jacques
Director of Market Development Operations
Steve Hart
Vice President of Market Development for Asia, Oceania, UK & EU
Chris Keller
Vice President of Market Development for the Americas
Denise Gurshin
Global Business Development Manager for Supply Chain Engagement
Bill Hoenig
Director, Market Development - Latin America
Iain Shone
Director, Market Development - EU