The opening ceremony featured a breathtaking drum performance and video display.
Iain Shone and George Chamberlain of GAA on stage with Ragnar Teeters and Jim Anderson.
Steve Otwell and Wally Stevens, representing the Global Aquaculture Alliance, sign a Memorandum of Understanding with representatives from the Certification and Accreditation Administration of the People’s Republic of China (CNCA), China Entry Exit Inspection and Quarantine Association (CIQA) and Seafood HACCP Alliance (SHA).
Members of the audience were able to listen to presentations translated into English and Chinese.
Dr. David Little, University of Stirling.
Mr. Phan Vinh Hien, of Minh Phu Seafood Corporation in Vietnam, takes notes during one of the plenary presentations.
Dr. Giovanni Turchini, Deakin University.
Helen Gao, Gfresh.com, participates in one of the panel discussions.
Rolf Knecht of Grand Hyatt Shanghai speaks during a marketplace roundtable discussion.
Jordan Mazzetta and Nelson Griffin, Red Lobster Seafood Co.
Ricky Fong and Brenna Hensley, Diversified Communications.
Kristina Novak, Liberty Asia.
Independent consultant Birgitte Krough-Poulsen and Helen Duggan, Seafish.
Audience members are encouraged to join in the discussion.
Melanie Siggs, GAA, poses a challenging question to panelists during a marketplace roundtable discussion.
Clark Meng, JD.com.
Networking opportunities were aplenty in the halls of the White Swan Hotel.
Laky Zervudachi, Direct Seafoods.
Donal Maguire, BIM Ireland, got everyone excited about next year's event in Dublin.
Julien Mahieu, Delhaize.
The plenary presentations were informative and educational for all attendees.
Gibran Huzaifah Amsi El Farizy, founder of eFishery.
Michael Tlusty, Mike Velings and Tony Ostrowski talk innovation during a panel discussion on the event's final day.
Professor Karin Pittman, University of Bergen and the winner of this year's Global Aquaculture Innovation & Leadership Award.
Michael Tlusty, New England Aquarium.
Annual GAA conference draws a global audience Since its inception in 2001, no aquaculture conference has been as successful as the Global Aquaculture Alliance’s annual GOAL conference at connecting producers and suppliers to the marketplace to discuss the major challenges and opportunities facing responsible aquaculture. GOAL 2016 — which took place at the White Swan…