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In pictures: Faces of GOAL 2015 (pt. 2)

The Global Aquaculture Alliance held its annual GOAL conference at the Four Seasons Hotel in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Photos by Gail Hannagan, Preferred Freezer Services.

Innovation & Investment

In pictures: Faces of GOAL 2015 (pt. 1)

The Global Aquaculture Alliance held its annual GOAL conference at the Four Seasons Hotel in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Photos by Gail Hannagan, Preferred Freezer Services. 

Innovation & Investment

GOAL 2015 Day 2: The story we choose to tell

If Day 1 of GOAL 2015 was all about defense, the following day of the aquaculture industry’s leading global conference was about offense — exuding confidence that farming fish is the way to feed future generations, and determining how to 

Innovation & Investment

GOAL 2015 Day 1: We stand on guard

The 2015 GOAL conference in Vancouver, Canada, kicked off with a First Nations celebration, an industry growth report card and the latest defensive efforts against aquaculture diseases. Simplifying the story, however, may be the tallest obstacle yet. 

Responsibility

B.C. salmon farmers unveil sustainability report

The British Columbia Salmon Farmers Association releases its first annual Sustainability Progress Report as the Global Aquaculture Alliance hosts its GOAL conference in Vancouver, B.C. The group intends to share progress on environmental, social and economic impacts. 

Responsibility

Zone management: Can aquaculture producers collaborate?

At the GOAL 2015 pre-conference workshop in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, a panel of aquaculture management experts determined that producers sharing water resources must work together to prevent the spread of disease and to become more attractive to investors. 

Responsibility

In pictures: GAA Standards Oversight Committee

The Global Aquaculture Alliance's Standards Oversight Committee (SOC) met on Saturday, Oct. 24, 2015, at the Four Seasons Hotel in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. GAA's annual GOAL conference will be held at the hotel this week. 

Innovation & Investment

Aquaculture Exchange: Bill Herzig

The Global Aquaculture Alliance will honor seafood procurement expert Bill Herzig with a Lifetime Achievement Award during its annual GOAL conference. He talked to the Advocate about top-to-bottom commitment to sustainability and the ambitious lobster aquaculture project he spearheaded in 

Innovation & Investment

IDH aquaculture director challenges major foundations

A handful of deep-pocketed philanthropic foundations hold tremendous influence on marine conservation organizations and, by extension, the seafood supply chain. At GOAL, a Dutch Sustainable Trade Initiative director will challenge them to engage with the aquaculture industry, not solely fisheries. 

Innovation & Investment

High-density shrimp producer wins innovation award

Camanor Produtos Marinhos Ltda. operates a land-based, multi-species concept for sustainable shrimp production called AquaScience. The Global Aquaculture Alliance has named Camanor the winner of its annual Aquaculture Innovation and Leadership award. Director Werner Jost discusses the process. 

Innovation & Investment

The lasting legacy of Bill and Betty More

The husband-and-wife team of Bill and Betty More has earned admiration and respect in many parts of the world for their many decades of work in aquaculture and sustainability certification. SIRF has established a living memorial in their name.