Four-star is the highest designation in the BAP (Best Aquaculture Practices) third-party certification program. For “fed” species, it signifies that a product originated from a BAP-certified processing plant, was sourced from a BAP-certified farm, and has utilized seed and feed from BAP-certified hatcheries. BAP’s mollusk farm standards contain many specifications for responsible stocking rates and monitoring of natural feeding processes, BAP has certified Pacific Seafood to offer four-star BAP oysters as opposed to just three-star BAP oysters.
Pacific Seafood’s BAP-certified oyster processing plant and farm are located in South Bend, Washington, while the state-of-the-art BAP-certified oyster hatchery is located in Quilcene, Washington. At our hatchery, advanced technology, experienced technicians, and a superb natural environment have combined to make it one of the world’s largest shellfish hatcheries capable of producing over 50 billion oyster larvae (diploid and triploid) per year.