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  • Education

    GAA Sponsors Aquaculture Innovation Challenge, Winners to Present at GOAL 2019

    The Global Aquaculture Alliance is proud to announce its sponsorship of this year’s Aquaculture Innovation Challenge (AIC). Organized by the Seafood Trade Intelligence Portal (STIP) and announced on Jan. 8, the second competition is open to students and researchers, start-ups and small- and medium-sized enterprises with innovations that result in creating a more sustainable shrimp […]

  • Education

    U.S. Seafood Consumption Reflective of Aquaculture’s Growth in 2017

    U.S. per capita seafood consumption increased by 1.1 pounds to 16 pounds in 2017, reaching the 16-pound mark for the first time in almost 10 years, the National Marine Fisheries Service announced recently in its “2018 Fisheries of the United States” report. The 1.1-pound increase in consumption is due partly to the growth of responsible […]

  • Advocacy

    Barton Seaver on Expanding Aquaculture Responsibly

    Editor’s note: The following is a guest blog post by chef, author and seafood advocate Barton Seaver. GAA and Seaver recently announced a partnership to raise public awareness of responsible aquaculture and the importance of sourcing seafood with provenance. ‘Tis the season when we take stock of the past year and determine which challenges we’ll seek to […]

  • Newsroom

    Open House Draws 80 to Brand New GAA Office

    The Global Aquaculture Alliance held an open house at its brand new office at 85 New Hampshire Ave. in Portsmouth, N.H., on Wednesday, Dec. 5. Photos By GAA Learning Solutions Manager Dayna House. […]

  • Newsroom

    Ally Dingwall Joins Global Seafood Assurances Board

    J Sainsbury plc and the newly formed Global Seafood Assurances (GSA) are delighted to announce that Ally Dingwall, aquaculture and fisheries manager at Sainsbury’s, has joined the GSA board of directors, effective immediately. The vision of GSA, which was launched in April 2018, is to create a single platform for comprehensive, full supply chain seafood assurance — farmed […]

  • Newsroom

    GAA Partners with North Atlantic Seafood Forum

    The Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) is delighted to announce a new partnership with the North Atlantic Seafood Forum (NASF), starting with the 2019 event, which is the 14th annual. NASF will be held at the Radisson Blu Royal Hotel in Bergen, Norway, from March 5 to 7. The forum has developed into one of the […]

  • Membership

    Join the Global Aquaculture Alliance on Giving Tuesday

    Join the Global Aquaculture Alliance on #GivingTuesday! Because, real change in farming practices starts here, with you. We’re celebrating a year of changing the perception of aquaculture. As I’m sure you’re already aware, aquaculture that is executed poorly can be damaging to human health, precious natural resources, and economies. By becoming a member, you are […]

  • Newsroom

    GAA, BAP Make Presence Known at China Fisheries & Seafood Expo

    The Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) and its Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) division made their presence felt at the 23rd annual China Fisheries & Seafood Expo (CFSE) at the Qingdao International Expo Center in Qingdao, China, from Nov. 7 to 9. In addition to exhibiting at CFSE 2018, which featured more than 1,500 exhibiting companies from […]

  • Education

    GAA Films: How One Indonesian Shrimp Farming Family is Planning for the Future

    GAA Films’ fifth documentary short film, which makes its debut at the end of November, tells the story of Rosida Idriss and her daughter, Aanisah Idriss, and their network of black tiger shrimp farms in East Kalimantan, Indonesia. The story is peppered with plotlines that a lot of family-run seafood businesses can attest to — […]

  • Advocacy

    Kimberly Thompson and Jerry R. Schubel and the Most Asked Aquaculture Question

    During National Seafood Month we asked experts in the aquaculture world the question they’re asked most frequently. GAA: What’s the aquaculture question you’re asked the most? How do you answer? The question most people have is, “What is marine aquaculture?” Most people are familiar with land-based farms for beef, poultry, and produce, but farming in […]