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Topic Best Aquaculture Practices

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    GAA Co-Sponsoring CAPPMA Expo, Summit

    The Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) is proud to announce that it is once again co-organizing the third annual Asia-Pacific Aquaculture Expo and Global Aquaculture Summit in Fuzhou City, China. Organized by the China Aquatic Products Processing and Marketing Alliance (CAPPMA), the event is expected to attract participants from Chinese government agencies, institutions, associations and businesses. […]

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    Wally Stevens’ Letter To Fellow Aquaculture Advocates

    Dear Fellow Aquaculture Advocates, The Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. Our success is totally attributable to the support and encouragement from all the stakeholders to the aquaculture industry. From the earliest days operating out of living rooms to our current breadth of operations headquartered in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, we have come […]

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    Celebrate 20 Years With GAA At Seafood Expo Global

    The Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) is celebrating its 20th anniversary at Seafood Expo Global (SEG) in Brussels, Belgium, this year, heightening its presence with the assistance of a bigger exhibit and a luncheon focused on the industry-leading Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) third-party certification program. SEG is the world’s largest seafood trade show, which in 2015 […]

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    Shipping Up To Boston: GAA’s Presence Felt At SENA

    [slides] The Global Aquaculture Alliance heightened its presence at Seafood Expo North America (SENA) this year in recognition of the organization’s 20th anniversary. This year, SENA, North America’s largest seafood trade show, featured 1,348 exhibiting companies from 53 countries, taking place at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center (BCEC) from March 19 to 21. GAA’s […]

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    GAA Heightens Presence At Seafood Expo North America

    The Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) is heightening its presence at Seafood Expo North America (SENA) this year, as the organization celebrates its 20th anniversary in 2017. SENA — North America’s largest seafood trade show, with more than 1,000 exhibiting companies from 40-plus countries — takes place at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center (BCEC) in […]

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    Bloomberg’s ‘Bad Shrimp’ Story Ignores Role Of Third-Party Aquaculture Certification In Preventing Antibiotic Abuse

    The Global Aquaculture Alliance would like to weigh in on the Dec. 15 Bloomberg Businessweek article “How Antibiotic-Tainted Seafood From China Ends Up on Your Table.” The article failed to address the progress that’s been made in preventing the abuse of antibiotics in aquaculture via third-party certification programs like GAA’s Best Aquaculture Practices and therefore […]

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    BAP Sets Sights On 1,500 Certified Facilities

    The Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) third-party certification program is well on track to surpass the 1,500-facility mark in the fourth quarter of 2016. The number of BAP-certified processing plants, farms, hatcheries and feed mills worldwide reached 1,465 at the end of October, with the addition of 35 new BAP-certified facilities. Last month’s total includes 25 […]

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    GAA Strengthens Ties With New Saudi Aquaculture Leadership

    The Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) strengthened its ties with Saudi Arabia’s new aquaculture leadership and major industry stakeholders at a Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) conference at the Burj Rafal Hotel Kempinski in Riyadh in early September. GAA, which in January signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Saudi Aquaculture Society (SAS) that will require […]

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    Scenes from Boston: GAA’s Membership & Update Meeting at SENA 2016

    The Global Aquaculture Alliance’s annual Membership & Update Meeting at Seafood Expo North America drew approximately 75 attendees. Discussed at the meeting was the latest developments in the BAP certification program, the new iBAP program, GAA’s stance on social responsibility, the Responsible Aquaculture Foundation’s new online platform for disease management, and the new Global Aquaculture […]

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    Canada Recognizes Role Of Third-Party Certification Schemes

    The Global Aquaculture Alliance commends the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) for enacting a policy fortifying the value of voluntary third-party certification schemes like the Best Aquaculture Practices. The policy enables CFIA to use the outcome of a third-party audit on an aquaculture facility or other food facility to guide its risk-based inspection activities, recognizing […]