Best Seafood Practices
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Program Standards
Our standards are created through a rigorous, scientific and transparent development process in accordance with International Standards Organization (ISO) requirements.

BSP Standards & Guidelines

BSP Standards & Guidelines

 

Seafood Processing Standard

This policy describes the scope, eligibility, and procedures for a blended SPS audit where the facility is partly audited remotely and partly on-site.

16 Nov 2020

Seafood Processing Standard (Spanish Translation)

This policy describes the scope, eligibility, and procedures for a blended SPS audit where the facility is partly audited remotely and partly on-site.

09 Feb 2022

Amendment to SPS 5.1

AMENDMENT TO SEAFOOD PROCESSING STANDARD (SPS) Issue 5.1 – 16 November, 2020 - Finished Product Testing for Wild Species - Effective Date: 14- July- 2021

14 July 2021

Amendment

GSA - Amendment to SPS 5.1 – Traceability Requirements for BSP Logo Use 9.3.1 - Issue 1.0 - 11-August-2020

Issue 1.0 - 11 August 2020

Responsible Fishing Vessel Standard 2.0

Global Seafood Alliance (GSA) is an international, non-profit (501c 6) corporation registered in Delaware, USA with principal offices based in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.

22 June 2022

Responsible Fishing Vessel Standard Transitional Support

Transitional Support for Transitioning from RFVS Issue 1 to Issue 2.

22 June 2022

Responsible Fishing Vessel Standard 1.0

Global Seafood Alliance (GSA) is an international, non-profit (501c 6) corporation registered in Delaware, USA with principal offices based in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.

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Facility Guidance for SPS Annex 4 Product Testing

Issue 1.2

15 March 2021

GSA - Guidance for SPS 5.1 Clause 6.2.9

Issue 1.0 - 25 Aug 2021

25 Aug 2021

Vessel Group Program Policy and Control Document

Issue 1.1 - 22-June-2022

22 June 2022

Sampling & Testing Requirements SPS 5.1 Farmed

Issue 2.0

16 Jan 2021

Sampling & Testing Requirements SPS 5.1 Wild

Issue 2.0

16 Jan 2021

Seafood Processing Standard

This policy describes the scope, eligibility, and procedures for a blended SPS audit where the facility is partly audited remotely and partly on-site.

16 Nov 2020

Amendment to SPS 5.1

AMENDMENT TO SEAFOOD PROCESSING STANDARD (SPS) Issue 5.1 – 16 November, 2020 - Finished Product Testing for Wild Species - Effective Date: 14- July- 2021

14 July 2021

Amendment

GSA - Amendment to SPS 5.1 – Traceability Requirements for BSP Logo Use 9.3.1 - Issue 1.0 - 11-August-2020

Issue 1.0 - 11 August 2020

Responsible Fishing Vessel Standard

Global Seafood Alliance (GSA) is an international, non-profit (501c 6) corporation registered in Delaware, USA with principal offices based in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.

20 May 2021

Facility Guidance for SPS Annex 4 Product Testing

Issue 1.2

15 March 2021

GSA - Guidance for SPS 5.1 Clause 6.2.9

Issue 1.0 - 25 Aug 2021

25 Aug 2021

Sampling & Testing Requirements SPS 5.1 Farmed

Issue 2.0

16 Jan 2021

Sampling & Testing Requirements SPS 5.1 Wild

Issue 2.0

16 Jan 2021

RFVS Issue 2.0 Public Comment Phase - February 22, 2022 – April 22, 2022

Please submit your comments using the “Public Comment Form,” and email the document to dan.lee@globalseafood.org and programintegrity@globalseafood.org
All comments will be reviewed and receive responses from the RFVS Technical Committee and be posted here following the conclusion of the Public Comment Phase.
Please direct any questions or concerns to programintegrity@globalseafood.org
 

RFVS Issue 2.0 Public Comment

Global Seafood Alliance (GSA) - Responsible Fishing Vessel Issue Standard 2.0

22 Feb 2022

RFVS Issue 2.0 Public Comment Form

Global Seafood Alliance (GSA) - Responsible Fishing Vessel Issue Standard 2.0

22 Feb 2022

RFVS Issue 2.0 Change Log

Global Seafood Alliance (GSA) - Responsible Fishing Vessel Issue Standard 2.0 Change Log

22 Feb 2022

RFVS Standard Issue 2.0 Red Line

Global Seafood Alliance (GSA) - Responsible Fishing Vessel Issue Standard 2.0 Red Line

22 Feb 2022
 
BSP Standards
Development Process

The Standards Oversight Committee (SOC) is comprised of members with broad stakeholder representation — one-third conservation, one-third academia, and one-third industry. After review by the SOC, standards are modified, if necessary, and published for 60 days of public comment. The committee's consideration of comments leads to a final draft that must be approved by the SOC and GSA Board of Directors before implementation.

The SOC from time to time has membership vacancies in one or more stakeholder categories. We would like to invite the public to suggest nominees from any of the these categories who would be willing to serve a three-year term as members of the SOC. Please send nominations to: dan.lee@globalseafood.org and david.yunker@globalseafood.org

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Dr. Alejandro Buschmann

Research and Development Center of Coastal Resources and Environments

Birgitte Krogh-Poulsen

Independent Social Development Consultant

Dan Lee

Standards Coordinator
1-603-317-5000 x1005
dan.lee@globalseafood.org

Dr. David Little

University of Stirling

Kathy Janiga

FSQ Mark Foods, Inc

Ken Corpron

Global Seafood Alliance

Kim Thompson

Aquarium of the Pacific

Lukas Manomaitis

United States Soybean Export Council

Patrick Blow

Marks and Spencer

Dr. Simon Bush

Wageningen University

Tyler Isaac

Monterey Bay Aquarium

Dr. Shakuntala Haraksingh Thilsted

Worldfish

Jenna Stoner

Sustainable Fisheries Partnership

Duncan Leadbitter

Fish Matter

Mike Park

Scottish Whitefish Producers Association

Toby Middleton

Marine Stewardship Counsel

Public Comments

All comments received during the public comment process are carefully considered for inclusion in the final draft, and all properly submitted comments will be acknowleged. Outside of defined public comment periods, interested parties may submit comments to any member of the Standards Oversight Committee for consideration.


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Responsible Fishing Vessel Standard 2.0

 

Responsible Fishing Vessel Standard 2.0