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Articles posted during the month of June 2018

  • Leadership

    Moving Fish Farming Forward One Conversation at a Time

    At the Global Aquaculture Alliance, we believe fish farming is part of the solution to the growing population’s protein predicament. Our mission is to promote responsible aquaculture practices through education, advocacy and demonstration. And, while this future-of-food topic resonates with almost everyone (we all have to eat, right?), we’re always interested to learn how aquaculture […]

  • Leadership

    GAA Responds to MCS Draft Ratings System

    The Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) is pleased to contribute to the public consultation on the Marine Conservation Society (MCS) Draft Aquaculture Ratings Methodology Handbook. According to the United Kingdom-based conservation organization, the handbook provides in-depth discussion of how MCS assesses the environmental performance of various aquaculture production methods. It is aimed at MCS assessors and […]

  • Leadership

    Seafish’s Aquaculture Profiles Highlights BAP, Other Certification Programs

    Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) is among the third-party aquaculture certification programs referenced in a new web tool developed by the United Kingdom’s Sea Fish Industry Authority (Seafish) to guide anyone sourcing seafood, whether in the United Kingdom or abroad. Launched early this year, Seafish’s Aquaculture Profiles are designed to be objective and non-bias. It currently […]

  • GOAL

    GOAL 2018: Tour Ecuador’s Thriving Shrimp Sector

    The Global Aquaculture Alliance is currently offering three industry tours immediately before and after its GOAL 2018 conference in Guayaquil, Ecuador, from Sept. 25 to 27. Check out this slide show for information on each tour. To confirm your participation, register for the conference and select the appropriate tour or tours when prompted. Transportation is […]

  • Education

    The Forgotten Pillar: Four Facts About Seafood’s Food-Safety Record

    When asked about seafood sustainability, what comes to mind? Environmental responsibility? Social responsibility? Animal welfare? While all three are pillars of seafood sustainability, there’s a fourth pillar that, unfortunately, is often left out of the equation — food safety. Food safety refers to the handling, preparing and storing of food in a way that reduces the […]

  • Education

    Celebrate World Oceans Day with Responsible Seafood

    The Global Aquaculture Alliance wants you to celebrate World Oceans Day with responsible seafood. Choosing sustainably farmed seafood takes pressure off precious ocean resources. Let’s break it down: Throughout history, we’ve relied on the oceans to provide essential nutrients, including seafood. The growing demand for seafood (there will be 9.6 billion residents on Earth by […]

  • Leadership

    In His Own Words: Wally Stevens Talks Global Seafood Assurances

    At Seafood Expo Global in Brussels, Belgium, on April 25, Global Seafood Assurances (GSA) — a new, independent, not-for-profit organization established to meet marketplace and public expectations for assurances in aquaculture and fisheries — made its official debut. With about 120 seafood professionals in attendance, Wally Stevens, executive director of the Global Aquaculture Alliance, which […]

  • Leadership

    Talking Points: What is Global Seafood Assurances?

    Editor’s note: The following talking points further explain the concept of Global Seafood Assurances, the new, independent, not-for-profit organization that the Global Aquaculture Alliance launched at Seafood Expo Global in April. What is GSA? Global Seafood Assurances (GSA) is a new, independent, not-for-profit organization launched to provide comprehensive, credible supply-chain assurances for farm-raised and wild-caught […]

  • GAA Films

    ‘Where There Is Trout’ Documentary Short Film Wins Award

    The Global Aquaculture Alliance is delighted to announce that one of its documentary short films by GAA Films won an award at the Mexico International Film Festival. The announcement came on May 31 at a screening of GAA Films’ four documentary short films at the Gulf of Maine Research Institute (GMRI) in Portland, Maine. Held […]