BroodTALK Blog

Articles posted during 2015

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    GAA Statement on AquAdvantage Salmon

    GAA has published the following statement on AquAdvantage Salmon: On Nov. 19, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the production, sale and consumption of AquaBounty’s AquAdvantage® Salmon. AquAdvantage Salmon may be raised only at two land-based, closed-containment facilities in Canada and Panama. The facilities would be eligible to apply for Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) third-party […]

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    GAA’s GOAL Conference Returns To China

    Global Aquaculture Alliance’s GOAL 2016 conference will be held in Guangzhou, China. It’s the first time in eight years that the conference has been held in China; GOAL 2008 was held in Qingdao, China. The announcement came on Oct. 29, the final day of GOAL 2015 at the Four Seasons in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, […]

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    Six GAA-BAP Endorsers Honored By Sysco Corporation

    Congratulations to the six Global Aquaculture Alliance and Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) endorsers who were among the dozens of suppliers recognized by Sysco Corporation as part of its annual Sysco Supplier Excellence Awards. The six recipients are: • Devi Foods received the gold supplier award; the company is qualified to offer two-, three- and four-star […]

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    Introducing the New Global Aquaculture Advocate Website

    Two months ago, the Global Aquaculture Alliance announced the transition of its treasured publication, the Global Aquaculture Advocate, from print to digital. On Thursday, the brand new Advocate website, GAA Advocate, will be officially unveiled. Since 1998, the Global Aquaculture Advocate has been integral to GAA’s identity as a trusted source of information on responsible […]

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    GAA, IDH Visit Grobest Vietnam To Talk Collaboration

    Following last month’s Vietnam Fisheries International Exhibition (Vietfish) in Ho Chi Minh City, representatives from the Global Aquaculture Alliance and its Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) division and The Sustainable Trade Initiative (IDH) visited a Grobest feed mill in Vietnam to discuss ways to collaborate with key GAA supporters. GAA and IDH are working together to […]

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    Evolving GAA Partnerships Point To GOAL 2016 In China

    China is the world’s leading aquaculture producer, and now one of the leading global aquaculture importers, as well. Although China’s shrimp-farming industry has been experiencing reduced output due to production problems, the industry is striving to improve itself through improved practices and policies. A team of Global Aquaculture Alliance representatives visited China in early August to […]

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    Sustainable Seafood — Are You Truly Covered?

    Sustainable seafood is a top-10 trend in the National Restaurant Association’s “What’s Hot in 2015” survey, and sourcing seafood responsibly is a priority for chefs and foodservice providers in the United States and worldwide. But are you truly covered? Sourcing from the Best Aquaculture Practices program means your seafood came from third-party certified facilities that […]

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    NAQUA Accepts ‘Commitment to Excellence’ Award

    The Global Aquaculture Alliance recognized National Aquaculture Group (NAQUA) with its “Commitment to Excellence” award at Seafood Expo Global (SEG) in Brussels, Belgium, on April 21. NAQUA was recognized for achieving four-star Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) status in January. Pictured from left to right are Eng. Jaber Mohamed Al-Shehri, deputy minister of the Ministry of […]

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    Skretting, Sunnyvale Seafood Newest GAA Members

    A warm welcome to Sunnyvale Seafood Co. Inc., GAA’s newest governing member, and Skretting, GAA’s newest sustaining member. Sunnyvale Seafood is the U.S. sales arm of Zhanjiang Guolian Aquatic Products Co. Ltd. a large-scale, fully integrated aquaculture producer of shrimp and tilapia. Based in China, Guolian operates facilities for breeding, feed manufacturing, farming and processing. […]

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    Chinese, Vietnamese Exhibitors Tour Boston-Area Retail Outlets

    On the eve of Seafood Expo North America (SENA) on March 14, the Global Aquaculture Alliance hosted two half-day tours of retail outlets in the Boston, Massachusetts, area. The tour gave SENA exhibitors from China and Vietnam the opportunity to view first hand their seafood products on display at Wegmans, Stop & Shop and BJ’s […]