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Articles posted during 2014

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    M&J Seafood’s Mike Berthet: UK’s Sustainable Seafood Locksmith

    Editor’s note: The following column is part of a series of columns written by GAA Communications Manager Steven Hedlund. Titled “Communicator’s Corner,” the column profiles aquaculture and seafood professionals whose leadership, sense of innovation and emphasis on education and communication set them apart. The column will also appear in the January-February 2015 edition of the […]

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    BMR Seafood Joins GAA As Sustaining Member

    BMR Seafood is the latest sustaining member of the Global Aquaculture Alliance. The company is the United States division of BMR Group, India’s largest hatchery and shrimp seed producer. BMR’s premium BMR Gold and BMR Classic shrimp brands are widely recognized in the European Union and Japan. The BMR Group owns and operates 12 hatcheries […]

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    GAA, BAP Featured At China Tilapia Forum

    The Global Aquaculture Alliance participated in the 11th International Tilapia Industry Development Forum in Beihai, Guangxi, China, from Nov. 18 to 19. Organized by the China Aquatic Products Processing and Marketing Alliance (CAPPMA), with which GAA has a memorandum of understanding (MoU), the forum acts as a platform for industry representatives to exchange information with […]

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    GOAL 2014 Roundup: ‘Battle Against EMS Is Shifting’

    The tide is turning on early mortality syndrome (EMS). That’s the No. 1 takeaway from the Day 1 program at the Global Aquaculture Alliance’s GOAL 2014 conference in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. On Oct. 8, GAA President George Chamberlain (pictured at right) lead a panel on health and disease management featuring Tim Flegel of […]

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    BAP Program Set To Grow Again In 2014

    With year’s end in sight, the Global Aquaculture Alliance’s (GAA) Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) third-party certification program is again expecting year-on-year growth, in terms of the number of BAP-certified facilities and the volume of product originating from BAP-certified facilities. Through Oct. 31, 2014, the total number of BAP-certified facilities is up 11% from Jan. 1, […]

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    BAP Team in Ecuador to Tout Market Access, Feed Mill Standards

    Three members of the Global Aquaculture Alliance’s Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) division visited Ecuador in October to participate in a conference and to hold two workshops — one regarding the BAP feed mill standards and the other involving food safety. BAP VP of Market Development Peter Redmond, BAP Director Bill More and Marcos Moya, head […]

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    Strong Presence for GAA at China Fisheries & Seafood Expo

    The Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) had a strong presence at the 19th annual China Fisheries & Seafood Expo (CFSE) at the Qingdao International Exhibition Center in Qingdao, China, from Nov. 5 to 7. Representing GAA and the Best Aquaculture Practices third-party certification program at the exposition were Carson Roper, BAP International Business Development Manager, Jane […]

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    GOAL 2014 Roundup: Investment, Smallholder Engagement Focus of Day 2

    The need for the global aquaculture industry to better attract capital and investment and to better engage smallholders (i.e. small-scale, family farmers) was the highlight of the Day 2 plenary at the Global Aquaculture Alliance’s GOAL 2014 conference in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, on Oct. 9. Although topics ranged from food safety to aquaculture […]

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    GOAL 2014 Roundup: Aquafeed Seminar Centers on Environmental, Social Concerns

    Aquafeed was the focus of a seminar at the Global Aquaculture Alliance’s GOAL 2014 conference in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, on Oct. 7. For the first time, the organization dedicated an entire day of its four-day conference program to a particular topic — aquafeed, which garnered a lot of interest at GOAL 2013. Separate […]

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    GOAL 2014 Roundup: Speakers Address Array Of Issues

    With a successful GOAL 2014 in the rearview mirror, the Global Aquaculture Alliance is gearing up for a productive GOAL 2015 in Vancouver, Canada— the first time in six years that the GOAL conference is being held in North America and the first time ever that it’s being held in Canada. (Click here to visit […]