Revised stocking densities for Arctic Charr

(14.04.13/loh) The AquaGAP team is pleased to announce that revised stocking densities of Arctic charr are now available.
> Please find the revised stocking densities here.

First AquaGAP certified firm in Indonesia

(22.03.12/loh) Lying on a small island around 60 km north of Jakarta, Lucky Samudra is an offshore marine culture company with 250 employees specialised in the production of pompano. Besides marine aquaculture, the company also processes products from wild catch such as red snapper, barramundi and golden trevally. All products are processed in compliance with the food safety standards HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points) and GMP (Good Manufacturing Practises) and therefore traceability can be assured. Lucky Samudra ensures sustainable production of pompano through AquaGAP certification. This is the predlude of varias certifications. “We are planning to certify more fish with the AquaGAP label in 2012“, affirms Misai Tsai, the President Director of Lucky Samudra Pratama.
> For more information...

Meet the IMO Aquaculture & Fisheries department

(17.01.12/loh) Do you have questions regarding aquaculture & fishery certification or specific standards in the fish sector? Or perhaps you just want to get to know the face behind all the emails and phone calls? We would be happy to meet you at the following events in the first half of 2012:

• 2012/02/15.-18. BioFach in Nuremberg (Germany)
• 2012/03/11.-13. International Boston Seafood Show in Boston (USA)
• 2012/04/24.-26. European Seafood Exposition (ESE) in Brussels (Belgium)

For details on how to find us and making appointments, please have a look at the > IMO homepage.

We invite you to join us at BioFach 2012

(07.12.11/loh) All clients, partners and guests are invited to meet our team and have a cup of coffee or tea with us at the BioFach in Nuremberg (Germany), 11.- 13.02.2012! We are again present at Hall1, booth 1-101. You are welcome to make an appointment at

Join us at BioFach 2011

(06.02.11/ih) The IMO AquaGAP team is present at BioFach, 16.-19.2.2011 in Nuremberg / Germany. All clients, partners and guests are invited to meet our team and have a cup of coffee or tea with us! We are present at Hall1, booth 1-101.

Certification for Pompano

(24.01.11/ih) IMO congratulates Anova Food on becoming the first company to achieve AquaGAP certification for Pompano. >Read more....

New AquaGAP standard version and logo

(05.11.10/ih) The AquaGAP team is pleased to announce that the latest review of the AquaGAP standard is now complete. Version 3 can be downloaded >here. There are no major changes to the content of the standard but several points have been clarified. To see details of the changes that have been made, please see >> the documentation of the changes. We welcome suggestions for improvement and comments on the standard. Please send any comments to The AquaGAP logo has also been updated to include the text “Certified quality sustainable aquaculture”. The new logo can be used on all AquaGAP certified products and will be included on all AquaGAP certificates issued from November 2010.

New approved control body

(20.10.10/ih) We would like to congratulate Tüv Süd (Germany) on becoming an AquaGAP approved control body. Authorised auditors from Tüv Süd can now carry out inspections according to the AquaGAP standard. Contact details for Tüv Süd are available on the ‘about’ page of this website.

Coming soon

(05.05.10/ih) The AquaGAP team is again proud to announce that new species will soon be certified unter the AquaGAP label: shrimp and barramundi.

Event: Traceable, sustainable shrimps

(18.04.10/ih) Shrimp farmers invite to "THE FIRST INTEGRATED VALUE CHAIN IN Soc Trang Province (Vietnam)". This exiting event takes place on April 28th in Brussels. > Click here for more information...

The World's Largest Seafood Fair

(23.03.10/ih) The European Seafood Exposition is the world's largest seafood fair. Attracting buyers and sellers from over 140 countries around the world and featuring the stands of over 1600 exhibitors, the European Seafood Exposition is the global fair for the seafood industry. This event will take place 27th-29th April. Further information... Like every year, IMO will be present at the fair. Please contact IMO if you wish to arrange a meeting in advance. Information can be given on the latest developments in aquaculture (e.g. AquaGAP, Globalgap, ASC) and fishery (e.g. MSC).

Coming soon

(06.10.09/ih) The AquaGAP team is proud to announce that the certification process is almost terminated for companies producing/trading the following species:
  • Kingfish, Australia
  • Pangasius, Vietnam
  • Shrimp, Vietnam
  • Trade, Switzerland
  • Trade, Germany

    AquaGAP public consultation is finalized

    (08.06.09/ih) IMO, would like to thank everybody who contributed their opinions during the public consultation process in order to improve the AquaGAP standard. Many comments and critics have been received from individuals, research groups and many others and they have been evaluated carefully. All AquaGAP documents are now reviewed according to these opinions and many constructive changes have been done. Now, the AquaGAP operator profile is available online. The official consultation period is over but we are looking forward to further improve the standard. Thus, you are welcome to send us your comments to:

    First company certified: Vinh Hoan (Vietnam)

    (18.02.09/ih) We are proud to present the first success in good quality farming of pangasius in Vietnam according to AquaGAP. Over the past two years, the pangasius producer Vinh Hoan has defined on-site shortcomings, made efforts to list critical points in production and improve knowledge on deficits, understand the importance of good practices in Aquaculture, and ensured implementation by well-trained staff. The certified company can today supply the inernational market with quality pangasius confirmed by the AquaGAP label. Pangasius, a species under criticism due to known examples of bad management, is currently placed on the yellow list. Species on the yellow list must experience immediate improvement; otherwise they will be moved to the red list, suggesting the ban of all marketing. Continued efforts such as those made by Vinh Hoan for the AquaGAP certification, can bring such species and practices back onto the green list.

    Public consultation process for AquaGAP standard started

    (22.01.09/ih) The AquaGAP standard is now open for public consultation until February 28th 2009. An evaluated summary of all comments will be listed on the AquaGAP website. Interested stakeholders and individuals are invited to actively participate in the consultation process and to contribute to the improvement of the AquaGAP certification programme by email:

    AquaGAP: New standard for Good Aquaculture Practices launched

    (22.01.09/ih) The Institute for Marketecology (IMO) is proud to announce that quality farming according to Good Aquaculture Practices can now be certified for all species raised in aquaculture systems worldwide. After many years of consultation with farmers, NGOs, government organisations and other stakeholders this standard represents a milestone in the development of good management practices for this fast growing sector. A number of farms and processors are already under assessment and the first certificate will soon be issued. A public consultation period is opened until 28th of February; the purpose is to improve the new quality standard. >> More information...
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