Best Seafood Practices
Program Standards
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

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

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

Vessel Group Program Policy and Control Document

Issue 1.0 - 12-October-2021

12 Oct 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

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

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
BSP Standards
Development Process

The Standards Oversight Committee (SOC) is comprised of members with broad stakeholder representation. The target composition of the SOC includes a mix of trade groups, regulatory bodies, academic institutions, non-government organizations and other stakeholders:

• Three catching sector
• Three industry
• Three non-government organizations
• Three academia

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 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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The Standards Oversight Committee for the Best Seafood Practices program is still in development.

Estelle Brennan

Labeyrie Foods

Mike Park

Scottish Whitefish Producers Association (SWFPA)

Nigel Edwards

Hilton Foods

Dan Lee

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