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Articles posted during 2017

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    The Current State of Seaweed: Part II

    The growth of the seaweed aquaculture industry is good for the economy and good for the ocean. The process of growing seaweed is environmentally friendly. Apart from planting the seeds and ensuring the seaweed is in a clean environment, seaweed often does not need feed or additional attention. The plants can grow naturally. Seaweed farms […]

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    GAA Seeks Standards Oversight Committee Member

    The Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) is looking to fill an open position on its 12-member Standards Oversight Committee (SOC). The position is for a representative of the non-governmental conservation community. GAA coordinates the development of the Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certification standards for seafood processing plants, farms, hatcheries and feed mills. The standards are developed […]

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    AlgaPrime™ DHA Wins Global Aquaculture Innovation Award

    Congratulations to TerraVia and Bunge Oils for their AlgaPrime™ DHA aquaculture feed ingredient, recipient of the Global Aquaculture Alliance’s (GAA) fifth annual Global Aquaculture Innovation Award, sponsored by Preferred Freezer Services. Walt Rakitsky, Ph.D., senior VP of emerging business at TerraVia, will accept the award and give a presentation at GAA’s GOAL 2017 conference at […]

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    GAA Offers New Social Responsibility Aquaculture Courses

    The Global Aquaculture Alliance has launched new social responsibility aquaculture courses. Written by social development consultant Birgitte Krogh-Poulsen, a member of GAA’s Standards Oversight Committee, the courses address social responsibility as an essential element of aquaculture. The course lessons cover fundamental labor rights, worker safety and health, and community relations. The course lessons are geared […]

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    Industry Veteran Greg Brown To Lead BAP Program Integrity

    The Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) is delighted to announce that it has hired industry veteran Greg Brown to take on the role of BAP program integrity manager for its Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) third-party certification program. Brown comes to GAA with a wealth of knowledge in a variety of fields, including auditing and certification, quality […]

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    Wally Stevens Inducted into Boston Seafood Hall of Fame

    Congratulations to Global Aquaculture Alliance’s Wally Stevens, who was inducted into the Boston Seafood Hall of Fame by the Boston Fisheries Foundation during the 6th Annual Boston Seafood Festival on Aug. 13. Stevens was honored as the 2017 inductee for his nearly 50 years of work in the seafood industry promoting responsible practices. Over the […]

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    The Current State of Seaweed: Part 1

    When we talk about aquaculture, we often forget to discuss aquatic plants, particularly seaweed. Seaweed is an essential part of the aquaculture industry and continues to rise in importance every year. Global aquatic plant production more than doubled between 2000 and 2014 to a total of 27.31 million tons, wet-weight (1). For perspective, that weighs more […]

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    The Future of Sustainable Aquaculture with Innovative Technology and Practices

    Aquaculture is the world’s fastest growing food industry. It should come as no surprise as it is taxed with the responsibility of feeding a rapidly growing global population. As worldwide seafood consumption increases, sustainable aquaculture must ramp up its production to keep pace with demand. The growth of sustainable aquaculture is imperative to easing pressure […]

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    Will We See You In Dublin For GOAL 2017?

    It’s a big year for the Global Aquaculture Alliance. This year we celebrate our 20th anniversary, and we do so in style just 11 weeks from now at historic Croke Park in Dublin, Ireland, home of our GOAL 2017 conference. This year’s conference theme, “The Next 20: From Promise To Delivery,” is testament to the […]

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    Farmed Seafood Health Myths: Why We Should Be Eating More, Not Less

    Myth 1. Farmed seafood isn’t healthy to eat Reality Check: Aquaculture is just as healthy, if not healthier, than wild seafood The diets of farmed seafood are carefully monitored to ensure the fish produced are safe and healthy to consume. Regulations surrounding aquaculture practices are among the most stringent in the world (1). Fisheries strive […]