The GLOBALG.A.P. Aquaculture Standard operates under a third-party accredited certification system. To claim certified status at point of sale, all stages of production must be certified: feed, seedlings, farming, and post-harvest activities. GLOBALG.A.P. Aquaculture Certification requires the Integrated Farm Assurance All Farm & Aquaculture Modules, the Chain of Custody Standard, and the Compound Feed Manufacturing Standard. The voluntary Responsible Operations Standard Add-on for feed mills supplying to GLOBALG.A.P. certified farms adds social, environmental, and marine sourcing sustainable criteria to the compulsory food safety requirements and good manufacturing practices.