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  • Education

    What is the Environmental Impact of Aquaculture?

    Over the past few decades, the environmental impact of aquaculture has been a popular topic of discussion – one that hasn’t always been the most positive. However, the environmental impact of aquaculture is completely dependent upon the species being farmed, the intensity of production and the location of the farm. Additionally, new strategies and technologies […]

  • Membership

    GAA and World Aquaculture Society Announce Strategic Partnership

    This week, the Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) and the World Aquaculture Society (WAS), two well-respected membership organizations, entered into a Strategic Partnership with the intent to provide more resources to their combined member base and drive mutual goals in the name of advancing responsible aquaculture. The Global Aquaculture Alliance’s vision statement, “A world that embraces […]

  • Newsroom

    Chamberlain Keynotes Animal Health Conference in Chile

    Global Aquaculture Alliance President George Chamberlain was a keynote speaker at the World Organization for Animal Health’s Global Conference on Aquatic Animal Health in Santiago, Chile, from April 2 to 4. Featuring more than 30 speakers, the conference highlighted the critical contribution of aquatic animal health programs to improving aquaculture productivity and sustainability. It also […]

  • Newsroom

    Wednesday Luncheon Anchors GAA Activities in Brussels

    Last year, the Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) made a big splash on one of the world’s biggest seafood stages with the launch of Global Seafood Assurances (GSA), a new, independent, not-for-profit organization established to provide credible supply-chain assurances for farmed and wild seafood while addressing gaps in aquaculture and fisheries certification. This year, GAA once […]

  • Newsroom

    GAA Welcomes Five New Directors to its Board

    The Global Aquaculture Alliance is pleased to announce the addition of five new directors to its 20-member board. The transition came on March 16, when the board gathered for its biannual meeting at Seafood Expo North America in Boston. The new directors are Eric Bloom, president of U.S.-based importer Eastern Fish, who replaces his brother, […]

  • GOAL

    STIP Signs On As GOAL 2019 Contributing Partner

    The Global Aquaculture Alliance is pleased to announce that the Seafood Trade Intelligence Portal (STIP) will be a contributing partner of GAA’s GOAL 2019 conference as part of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) that the two organizations signed on March 27. This year’s GOAL (Global Outlook for Aquaculture Leadership) conference will be held at the […]

  • Education

    What Is Aquaculture and Why Do We Need It?

    By 2030, 62 percent of all seafood produced for human consumption will come from aquaculture. Today, it’s about 50 percent. So, what is aquaculture? Aquaculture is the controlled process of cultivating aquatic organisms, especially for human consumption. It’s a similar concept to agriculture, but with fish instead of plants or livestock. Aquaculture is also referred […]

  • Opportunities and Resources

    Bizarre Foods star Andrew Zimmern: Aquaculture ‘helps save our planet’

    Celebrity chef, über traveler and author hosts ‘future of food’ panel at SXSW conference and invites Advocate editor to join the discussion Note: This article first appeared on the Global Aquaculture Advocate.  You don’t often see “farm to table” menus quite like this: Fresh oysters from Massachusetts. White sturgeon caviar from California. Striped bass from Baja California. […]

  • GOAL

    Aqua-Spark Signs On As GOAL 2019 Contributing Partner

    The Global Aquaculture Alliance is pleased to announce that Aqua-Spark will be a contributing partner of GAA’s GOAL 2019 conference as part of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) that the two organizations signed on March 26. This year’s GOAL (Global Outlook for Aquaculture Leadership) conference will be held at the Leela Palace in Chennai, India, […]