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Topic responsible aquaculture

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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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    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 Sponsors First Farmed Fish Competition at U.K. ‘Fish Craft Challenge’

    The Global Aquaculture Alliance was proud to sponsor the “Inaugural Aquaculture Challenge” at the National Federation of Fishmongers annual Fish Craft Challenge event, which took place on Aug. 28 in Cleethorpes, on the eastern coast of England. Founded in 1932, the federation hosts the annual competition — typically held over the August Bank Holiday — […]

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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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    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, […]