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Why Aquaculture?

Aquaculture, executed poorly, can have negative effects to human health, precious natural resources, and economies. We address and underscore the reality that aquaculture is needed to meet the gap in seafood supply and demand and must be done responsibly. Aquaculture production is projected to grow from 47.2 million metric tons in 2006 to 93.6 million metric tons by 2030, while wild fisheries production is expected to decline from 64.5 million metric tons to 58.2 million metric tons during that same time. To feed the world’s growing population, aquaculture has to deliver an additional 46.4 million metric tons to meet the world’s seafood needs.

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Best Aquaculture Practices

Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certification ensures that seafood products come from facilities that are managed in an environmentally, socially and economically responsible manner. BAP is the world’s most comprehensive third-party aquaculture certification program, with achievable, science-based and continuously improved global performance standards addressing environmental responsibility, social responsibility, food safety, animal welfare and traceability. It’s also the world’s only third-party certification program encompassing the entire aquaculture production chain: farms, processing plants, hatcheries and feed mills.

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GOAL Conference

Be inspired by 60-plus speakers providing insight on the trends shaping the future of responsible aquaculture production and sourcing, while networking with more than 400 seafood professionals from 30-plus countries. GOAL (Global Outlook for Aquaculture Leadership) is a pre-competitive event, an opportunity to put day-to-day business aside and bring together all industry segments to discuss shared responsibilities and goals. Since its inception in 2001, GOAL has been a must-attend event for the world’s aquaculture thought leaders. GOAL 2018 will be held in Guayaquil, Ecuador, from Sept. 25 to 27.

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Solutions & Advocacy

We are in the business of solutions. Sometimes a solution means providing resources to those who can enact change in their backyard, and other times it means investing in sophisticated science that will shape the future of the industry. Through various funds and humanitarian initiatives, we pledge to support individuals and aquaculture improvement projects that are designed to make an enduring and tangible difference.

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Our Team

Andrew Mallison

Andrew Mallison

CEO

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George Chamberlain

George Chamberlain

President

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Wally Stevens

Chair GAA Board

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Bill Clark

Vice President Finance & IT

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Greg Brown

Greg Brown

Senior VP Global Business Development

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Devan Meserve

Marketing Director

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Becky Holt

Membership Manager & GAA Films Producer

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Belinda Braley

Director, Human Resources

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Bill Herzig

Strategic Advisor

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Melanie Siggs

Director of Strategic Engagements

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Steve Hart

Vice President

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Iain Shone

Development Director

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Chris Trosin

Chris Trosin

VP of BAP Business Development

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Bill Hoenig

Bill Hoenig

Market Development Manager - South America

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Mike Berthet

Mike Berthet

Market Development - UK

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Jane Bi

Jane Bi

Director of Business Development - Asia

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Justin Xu

Justin Xu

Business Development Manager - China

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Molly Jacques

Molly Jacques

Supply Chain Transparency Manager

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Denise Gurshin

Denise Gurshin

Global Business Development Manager for Supply Chain Engagement

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Chris Keller

Chris Keller

Director of Market Development - North America

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Tim Hogan

Tim Hogan

Market Development - North America

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Kent Inglis

Kent Inglis

Market Development - Australia & New Zealand

Steven Hedlund

Communications Manager

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James Wright

Editorial Manager

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Elise Avallon

Elise Avallon

BAP Marketing Manager

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Sherri Clerk

Sherri Clerk

BAP Brand Manager

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Sally Krueger

Relationship Manager

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Maddie Cassidy

Maddie Cassidy

Marketing Specialist

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Shaun O’Loughlin

Learning Solutions Specialist

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Justin Grant

eLearning/Multimedia Developer

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Vitri Sukardi

Executive Assistant

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Vicki Mutschler

Vicki Mutschler

Office Manager

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Jason Trott

Membership Coordinator

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Cassandra Jewett

Cassandra Jewett

Certification Body Billing Coordinator

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Ashley Blouin

Certification Body Coordinator

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Katie Butler

Katie Butler

BAP New Facility/Operations Coordinator

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Glorya Alexander

Glorya Alexander

BAP Certification Specialist

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Chris Bartlett

Chris Bartlett

BAP Certification Specialist

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Michail Bilek

Michail Bilek

BAP Certification Specialist

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Matt DellaPaolera

Matt DellaPaolera

BAP Certification Specialist

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Valerie Roy

Valerie Roy

BAP Certification Specialist

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Chris Weeks

Chris Weeks

Manager Program Integrity

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Ken Corpron

Ken Corpron

Program Integrity Analyst

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Avery Siciliano

Avery Siciliano

Corporate Responsibility Manager

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David Yunker

David Yunker

Program Integrity Specialist and Training Coordinator

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Jeff Peterson

Jeff Peterson

Program Integrity Advisor

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Taylor Morrison

Taylor Morrison

Program Integrity Specialist

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Paul Keefe

Manager of Software Engineering

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Matthew Hofmann

Business Analyst

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Craig Tamayoshi

IT Specialist

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Tim Williams

Applications Developer

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Bob Ryan

Senior UI/UX Developer

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Innovation Award

In 2012, the Global Aquaculture Alliance established the Global Aquaculture Innovation Award to recognize individuals and companies finding new solutions to the key challenges facing aquaculture. This year’s seventh annual competition is sponsored by Preferred Freezer Services.

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Guiding Principles

These visionary guiding principles, identified by GAA’s Founding Members in 1997, remain relevant and have improved aquaculture practices throughout the farming, processing and distribution of aquaculture products. We aim to expand the availability of seafood from Best Aquaculture Practices-certified facilities that address these principles.

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