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Founded in 1997, the Global Aquaculture Alliance is an international non-governmental organization dedicated to advocacy, education and leadership in responsible aquaculture.

We uphold and engage stakeholders worldwide who are dedicated to advancing environmentally and socially responsible aquaculture practices. Through the development of our Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certification standards, GAA has become the leading standards-setting organization for aquaculture seafood.

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62% of food fish will come from aquaculture by 2030

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The Forgotten Pillar: Four Facts About Seafood’s Food-Safety Record

When asked about seafood sustainability, what comes to mind? Environmental responsibility? Social responsibility? Animal welfare? While all three are pillars of seafood sustainability, there’s a fourth pillar that, unfortunately, is often left out of the equation — food safety. Food safety refers to the handling, preparing and storing of food in a way that reduces the […]

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Lean and green, what’s not to love about seaweed?

Grown for hundreds of years, seaweed (sugar kelp, specifically) is the fruit of a nascent U.S. aquaculture industry supplying chefs, home cooks and inspiring fresh and frozen food products.

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To meet the world's seafood needs aquaculture production will need to increase by 44.6 million metric tons.

Our invitation to the public to hear the personal side of aquaculture.

GAA Films creates documentary short films that highlight the untold stories of people who love, fight for, or are transformed by aquaculture.

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