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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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Aerial view of an aquaculture farm in New Zealand
62% of food fish will come from aquaculture by 2030

World Oceans Day: Responsible Aquaculture and the Future of the Ocean

June 8th marks World Oceans Day, a global day of celebration and collaboration for a healthier ocean and a better future. At the Global Aquaculture Alliance, we define responsible aquaculture using four comprehensive pillars, and ocean health is rooted in the environmental segment. For years, the ocean has provided us with the essential nutrients we […]

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Growth away from the coast: Examining inland shrimp farming

Inland shrimp culture has numerous advantages – improved biosecurity, lower cost of land and reduced conflicts with other users of common resources like land and water – and will continue to expand into new areas.

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

The Global Aquaculture Alliance Presents GAA Films

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

Fish, faces, and farms all have stories to tell. Aquaculture is essential to the future of food, and we want to make sure the voices involved are heard.

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