Best Seafood Practices
What We Do
Program Integrity
What We Do
Program Integrity
We've structured our program to ensure the highest level of integrity, with a team of staff members dedicated to ensuring that independent, third-party certification bodies (CBs) and auditors as well as BSP-certified processors and vessels are in compliance with program requirements.

Program Integrity Library

Program Integrity Library

 

GSA Seafood Processing Standard Blended Audit Policy

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

21 July 2021

RFVS Auditor Compliance Guide

The RFVS Criteria are underpinned by the RFVS certification requirements outlined in this document – the “RFVS Auditor Compliance Guide.”

12 May 2021

RFVS Auditor Competency and Course Approval

Best Seafood Practices’ (BSP) Responsible Fishing Vessel Standard (RFVS) Auditor and Industry Observer Training Program is an intensive, classroom-based seminar with field trips to operational fishing vessels…

01 August 2021

BSP - RFVS CB Requirements Issue 1.0

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

21 June 2021

New Certification Body Approval Procedure

Certification Bodies (CBs) are required to carefully review this document and study all information sent to them to determine if all competency, resource, and other requirements are fully met.

09 July 2021

Registration Form for Certification Bodies

Certification Bodies (CB) interested in seeking approval as a CB under the Global Seafood Alliance (GSA) Standard(s) must be able to demonstrate experience and competency of CB personnel and auditors in addition to overall auditing and certification management.

09 July 2021

Certification Body Application for Recognition

Certification Body Application for Recognition (Applicatin and Requirements)

09 July 2021

BSP Logo Use Requirement

Download the BSP Logo Use Requirements to ensure you’re using the BSP logo appropriately and that any claims associated with GSA or BSP are accurate.

 

Complaints, Appeals & Disputes

Complaints, appeals and disputes regarding certification brought to the attention of the Global Seafood Alliance by retailers, consumers, facilities, or other parties will be handled by Program Integrity or

18 May 2021

BSP Work Program
Issue 1.0 - Draft

Proposed Work Program for Best Seafood Practices Standard Setting and Revision

09 August 2021

GSA Seafood Processing Standard Blended Audit Policy

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

21 July 2021

RFVS Auditor Compliance Guide

The RFVS Criteria are underpinned by the RFVS certification requirements outlined in this document – the “RFVS Auditor Compliance Guide.”

12 May 2021

RFVS Auditor Competency and Course Approval

Best Seafood Practices’ (BSP) Responsible Fishing Vessel Standard (RFVS) Auditor and Industry Observer Training Program is an intensive, classroom-based seminar with field trips to operational fishing vessels…

01 August 2021

BSP - RFVS CB Requirements Issue 1.0

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

21 June 2021

New Certification Body Approval Procedure

Certification Bodies (CBs) are required to carefully review this document and study all information sent to them to determine if all competency, resource, and other requirements are fully met.

09 July 2021

Registration Form for Certification Bodies

Certification Bodies (CB) interested in seeking approval as a CB under the Global Seafood Alliance (GSA) Standard(s) must be able to demonstrate experience and competency of CB personnel and auditors in addition to overall auditing and certification management.

09 July 2021

Certification Body Application for Recognition

Certification Body Application for Recognition (Applicatin and Requirements)

09 July 2021

BSP Logo Use Requirement

Download the BSP Logo Use Requirements to ensure you’re using the BSP logo appropriately and that any claims associated with GSA or BSP are accurate.

 

Complaints, Appeals & Disputes

Complaints, appeals and disputes regarding certification brought to the attention of the Global Seafood Alliance by retailers, consumers, facilities, or other parties will be handled by Program Integrity or

18 May 2021

BSP Work Program
Issue 1.0 - Draft

Proposed Work Program for Best Seafood Practices Standard Setting and Revision

09 August 2021
Certification Bodies

To be recognized by GSA, CBs must be credit under ISO/IEC 17065 by an International Forum-member accreditation body and a Multilateral Recognition Arrangement signatory to another internationally recognized scheme

Auditor Training

New auditor candidates, existing auditors requiring refresher training, and observers — including government officials, producers and other industry stakeholders — are encouraged to attend our regularly held BSP auditor training courses

Auditor Competency & Course
Approval Requirements

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