Jeff Peterson is director of quality assurance for BAP Certification Management. He is responsible for Best Aquaculture Practices training programs and informational seminars.
In 2002, he became an auditor for the Aquaculture Certification Council and inspected shrimp facilities in Asia, Central America, the United States and elsewhere. He has also received certificates for HACCP, ISO 22000, SA 8000, GlobalGAP Train-The-Trainer and other auditing.
Peterson received a bachelor’s degree in biology from Villanova University in the U.S., but soon moved overseas to pursue aquaculture opportunities. From 1982 to 1994, he managed Acuespecies S.A. de C.V. in Ecuador and later started a shrimp farm in the U.S.ï»¿