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    Wally Stevens Inducted into Boston Seafood Hall of Fame

    Congratulations to Global Aquaculture Alliance’s Wally Stevens, who was inducted into the Boston Seafood Hall of Fame by the Boston Fisheries Foundation during the 6th Annual Boston Seafood Festival on Aug. 13. Stevens was honored as the 2017 inductee for his nearly 50 years of work in the seafood industry promoting responsible practices. Over the […]

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    The Current State of Seaweed: Part 1

    When we talk about aquaculture, we often forget to discuss aquatic plants, particularly seaweed. Seaweed is an essential part of the aquaculture industry and continues to rise in importance every year. Global aquatic plant production more than doubled between 2000 and 2014 to a total of 27.31 million tons, wet-weight (1). For perspective, that weighs more […]

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    The Future of Sustainable Aquaculture with Innovative Technology and Practices

    Aquaculture is the world’s fastest growing food industry. It should come as no surprise as it is taxed with the responsibility of feeding a rapidly growing global population. As worldwide seafood consumption increases, sustainable aquaculture must ramp up its production to keep pace with demand. The growth of sustainable aquaculture is imperative to easing pressure […]

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    Will We See You In Dublin For GOAL 2017?

    It’s a big year for the Global Aquaculture Alliance. This year we celebrate our 20th anniversary, and we do so in style just 11 weeks from now at historic Croke Park in Dublin, Ireland, home of our GOAL 2017 conference. This year’s conference theme, “The Next 20: From Promise To Delivery,” is testament to the […]

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    Farmed Seafood Health Myths: Why We Should Be Eating More, Not Less

    Myth 1. Farmed seafood isn’t healthy to eat Reality Check: Aquaculture is just as healthy, if not healthier, than wild seafood The diets of farmed seafood are carefully monitored to ensure the fish produced are safe and healthy to consume. Regulations surrounding aquaculture practices are among the most stringent in the world (1). Fisheries strive […]

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    World Oceans Day: Responsible Aquaculture and the Future of the Ocean

    June 8th marks World Oceans Day, a global day of celebration and collaboration for a healthier ocean and a better future. At the Global Aquaculture Alliance, we define responsible aquaculture using four comprehensive pillars, and ocean health is rooted in the environmental segment. For years, the ocean has provided us with the essential nutrients we […]

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    GAA, IFFO Partner To Improve Responsible Fishmeal Supplies In Southeast Asia

    The Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) and IFFO, the Marine Ingredients Organisation, have joined forces and funding on a responsible fishmeal project to improve the understanding of the fisheries of Southeast Asia supplying raw material for fishmeal production. The study will look at the issues from the perspective of social, economic and environmental sustainability with the […]

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    GAA Co-Sponsoring CAPPMA Expo, Summit

    The Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) is proud to announce that it is once again co-organizing the third annual Asia-Pacific Aquaculture Expo and Global Aquaculture Summit in Fuzhou City, China. Organized by the China Aquatic Products Processing and Marketing Alliance (CAPPMA), the event is expected to attract participants from Chinese government agencies, institutions, associations and businesses. […]

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    GAA Report Identifies Steps for Better Management Of Harmful Algal Blooms

    The Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) on May 30 published a report detailing the series of massive harmful algal blooms (HABs) that impacted southern Chile in early 2016 and identifying steps that can be taken to enhance algal blooms management, which resulted in extreme losses of farmed and wild finfish as well as widespread paralytic shellfish […]

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    Wally Stevens’ Letter To Fellow Aquaculture Advocates

    Dear Fellow Aquaculture Advocates, The Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. Our success is totally attributable to the support and encouragement from all the stakeholders to the aquaculture industry. From the earliest days operating out of living rooms to our current breadth of operations headquartered in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, we have come […]