About the Advocate

News features and technical articles about the evolution of aquaculture, one of the world’s fastest growing industries.

Editorial Mission

The Global Aquaculture Advocate supports the Global Aquaculture Alliance’s (GAA) mission of advocating, educating and demonstrating responsible aquaculture practices worldwide by covering a dynamic and evolving industry with integrity and by providing timely, insightful and accurate information from journalists, researchers and other industry experts.

The Advocate appeals to industry professionals, academics, government officials, non-governmental organizations and representatives from the global food marketplace seeking news and insight about responsible production of marine organisms for human consumption. Aquaculture makes significant and increasing contributions to global food security; as the industry matures, the Advocate will write about its successes and challenges with fairness, honesty and transparency.

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Contact the Advocate

Global Aquaculture Advocate
85 New Hampshire Ave., Ste. 200
Portsmouth, NH 03801

Advocate Editorial Staff

James Wright

James-Wright_horiz James Wright is the Editorial Manager at the Global Aquaculture Alliance, overseeing the editorial coverage on the Global Aquaculture Advocate. He has been covering the seafood industry as a journalist since 1999, most recently at Diversified Communications, where he acted as senior editor of SeafoodSource.com, a daily seafood news website. Diversified’s seafood portfolio includes Seafood Expo Global, Seafood Expo North America and the SeaWeb Seafood Summit, an annual event highlighting sustainable seafood solutions. He has moderated many panel discussions at prominent industry conferences, including GOAL (2015 and 2016), Seafood Expo North America (2007-2015), the SeaWeb Seafood Summit (2015 and 2016) and the Maine Fishermen’s Forum (2013).

Previously, he served as senior editor of SeaFood Business from 2011 to 2014 and assistant editor/associate editor of the monthly magazine from 2005 to 2011. His experience in seafood dates back to 1999, when he was assistant editor of the Gofish.com seafood news website through 2001. Wright also has experience in marketing and PR, acting as marketing director of Browne Trading Company in Portland, Maine (2002 through 2005). He is a UMaine alum and a graduate of the National Fisheries Institute’s Future Leaders program.

Darryl Jory

Darryl-JoryDarryl Jory is an aquatic biologist and businessman with more than 30 years of experience in aqua- and agribusiness development, production management and support, R&D and academics. He is an experienced aquaculture researcher, commercial aquaculture facility developer, manager and consultant.

Jory, the Editor and Development Manager at GAA, has been with the organization since 1997. He is also an adjunct professor of aquaculture at the University of Miami, Rosenstiel Graduate School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, Coral Gables, Fla.

Editorial Advisory Board

Anton Immink

Anton Immink Global Aquaculture Director
Sustainable Fisheries Partnership

Anton Immink joined Sustainable Fisheries Partnership as its first global Aquaculture Director in November 2012 and has built strong support for improved aquaculture planning and management, particularly in terms of managing cumulative environmental impacts and shared disease risks. This approach, known as zonal management, is increasingly seen globally as a crucial requirement to help reduce the risks and impacts of aquaculture. Industry support for the idea is delivered through aquaculture improvement projects that involve local producers, processors, regulators, scientists and international buyers. Anton has 20 years’ experience in aquaculture management, spanning commercial, social and environmental projects across Asia and Africa.

Barry A. Costa-Pierce, Ph.D. FAAAS

Barry-Costa-PierceHenry L. & Grace Doherty Professor
Chair of Marine Sciences
Director, Marine Science Center
University of New England
Biddeford, Maine

Barry Costa-Pierce’s career in the marine/aquatic sciences spans nearly four decades. He’s worked at 11 U.S. and international universities and has conducted research/scientific consulting in more than 20 nations for a wide variety of multilateral and bilateral donors such ICLARM (The World Fish Center), The World Bank, The Asian Development Bank, GTZ-Germany and USAID. He was a leader for the United Nation’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) efforts to build “An Ecosystem Approach to Aquaculture.” Full bio

Barton Seaver

Barton-SeaverDirector, Sustainable Seafood and Health Initiative
Center for Health and the Global Environment
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Freeport, Maine

Despite numerous accolades for his talents at Washington, D.C., restaurant Hook, Barton Seaver left the kitchen to pursue his mission of restoring our relationship with the planet and with each other through dinner. The author of four books, including “For Cod and Country,” explores sustainability, ethics and health through recipes emphasizing flavor and responsibility in equal measure. The New England Aquarium named him the first Sustainability Fellow in Residence to help relate its conservation messages. Full bio

Dick Jones

Dick-Jones Executive Director
Ocean Outcomes
Portland, Ore.

Massachusetts native Dick Jones is the Executive Director of Ocean Outcomes, a group that works with communities and the seafood industry to improve the sustainability of aquaculture operations and commercial fisheries globally. The third-generation fishmonger is passionate about helping people integrate the science used to assess seafood with the practical needs of for-profit companies. Dick sees sustainability as the cornerstone of a viable business model, and one which he embraced throughout his time at retailers Whole Foods Market and HEB Grocery.

George Chamberlain

George-ChamberlainPresident, Global Aquaculture Alliance
Executive Director, Responsible Aquaculture Foundation
St. Louis, Mo.

Dr. George Chamberlain, president of the Global Aquaculture Alliance since 1997, is also a former president of the World Aquaculture Society. With broad experience in farmed seafood, Chamberlain helped establish Integrated Aquaculture International in 2004. Now called iAqua, the company owns and manages breeding, nutrition and production facilities in Asia and the Americas. Chamberlain also developed shrimp feeds and production systems for Ralston Purina Co. and Monsanto.

Wally Stevens

Executive Director
Global Aquaculture Alliance
Portsmouth, N.H.

A 35-year veteran of the seafood industry, Wally Stevens continues to help expand the Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certification program and related educational efforts on responsible aquaculture. Previously, Stevens was president of Ocean Products and Slade Gorton & Co., based in Boston, Mass. He also helped establish the National Fisheries Institute (NFI) Future Leaders program.

Editorial Policies and Guidelines

Editorial Policies

  • Advocate articles may serve to promote the work and goals of the GAA, but are not required to; news and feature articles can explore the work of organizations outside of GAA.
  • Advocate articles will not promote any one company or organization, product or technology for sales and marketing purposes.
  • Advocate editorial coverage cannot be purchased. GAA members may approach the Advocate with story ideas; the Editorial Manager determines appropriate coverage.

Submission Guidelines for Technical Papers

  • Articles should be roughly 1,000 words; longer articles considered but may be split into multiple parts.
  • All articles must have one (1) lead author; other contributors will be listed as co-authors; please limit number of authors to eight (8).
  • Include complete contact information for the lead author (name, title, affiliation, email, phone number, mailing address, social media) and full names and titles of all co-authors.
  • Please send at least one (1) digital photograph pertinent to the text and send as a separate file in a common format like jpg. High-resolution images (files 1 MB in size or larger) are preferred but not necessary.
  • All tables and figures should be placed at the end of the file, one per page. Please send any relevant raw data in spreadsheet.
  • Literature citations are not needed.

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  • All articles must link back to the original Advocate article page on the Global Aquaculture Advocate.
  • All articles must include the Global Aquaculture Advocate title somewhere on the page, and include the author’s byline.
  • We ask that you do not include the entire article on your page, only a summary or the first few paragraphs, with a link encouraging readers to visit the Global Aquaculture Advocate website.