Articles posted during the month of February 2015

  • Newsroom

    GAA Spearheads Case Study On Early Mortality Syndrome

    March, 2014 The Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) is spearheading a case study to identify the shrimp-farming practices that prevent the manifestation of early mortality syndrome (EMS), also known as acute hepatopancreatic necrosis, the organization announced in early March. The case study will act as a foundation for recommendations to the aquaculture community for better shrimp-farming […]

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    RAF: Shrimp Farmers Unite to Fight White Spot in East Africa

    June, 2013 Work on reducing the risk of white spot syndrome virus (WSSV) at shrimp farms in East Africa through improved management and policy is progressing, thanks, in part, to a Responsible Aquaculture Foundation (RAF) case study conducted in mid-May. The case study, the third such project administered by RAF, dealt with a WWSV outbreak […]

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    Environmental Trigger For EMS Identified In Shrimp Ponds

    June, 2013 Research conducted on early mortality syndrome (EMS) at a large integrated shrimp farm in Malaysia has indicated that the disease repeatedly manifests in ponds with an increase in pH to 8.5 to 8.8. Conducted by Noriaki Akazawa, managing director of Agrobest Sdn. Bhd., with assistance from Kinki University and the National Research Institute […]

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    Cause Of EMS Shrimp Disease Identified

    May, 2013 After months of investigation by a research team led by Donald Lightner at the University of Arizona, the elusive pathogen causing early mortality syndrome (EMS), an emerging shrimp disease in Southeast Asia more technically known as acute hepatopancreatic necrosis syndrome (AHPNS), has been identified. The researchers found that EMS is caused by a […]

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    GAA Signs MoU with Viet Nam Pangasius Association

    February, 2015 The Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Viet Nam Pangasius Association (VNPA), in which the two organizations will work collaboratively to advance responsible aquaculture in the Pangasius sector in Vietnam and globally through the exchange of information and research. GAA and VNPA agreed to the MoU […]

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    New iBAP Program To Advance Responsible Aquaculture

    February, 2015 The Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) is launching a program designed to help aquaculture farmers attain Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certification, the organization announced in late January. The new program is called iBAP, with the “i” representing “improver.” It incentivizes aquaculture facilities capable of attaining BAP certification to engage in a deadline-driven improver program, […]

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    Sam’s Club’s Robert Fields Joins GAA Board of Directors

    January, 2015 Robert Fields of Sam’s Club has joined the board of directors of the Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA), the world’s leading standards-setting organization for aquaculture seafood, GAA announced in early January. Fields is senior director for fresh meat, seafood and gourmet deli at Sam’s Club. A division of Walmart, Sam’s Club is a leading […]

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    GAA Founding Member Ken Morrison Passes

    January, 2015 With the Jan. 6 death of Kenneth Morrison, the Global Aquaculture Alliance lost a great aquaculture pioneer and one of its greatest supporters. Morrison received the first Global Aquaculture Alliance Lifetime Achievement Award in 2004 for his many enduring contributions to food and seafood production. As founding and governing members, his companies helped […]

  • Leadership

    Open Letter: GAA, MARD Launch Benchmarking Initiative

    December, 2014 The Global Aquaculture Alliance has published an open letter applauding the Vietnamese Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) for requiring adherence to the country’s VietGAP standards for good aquaculture practices for Pangasius producers in 2015 and shrimp producers by 2020. In the letter, GAA announced that it has launched a benchmarking initiative […]

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    GAA To Honor Vietnamese Seafood Champion At GOAL 2014

    September, 2014 The Global Aquaculture Alliance is recognizing Vietnamese seafood champion Dr. Nguyen Huu Dzung with a Lifetime Achievement Award at its GOAL 2014 conference in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, next month. Dzung will accept the award on Wednesday, Oct. 8, at the Sheraton Saigon Hotel & Towers, the location of the four-day GOAL […]