Articles by Steven Hedlund

  • Leadership

    GAA’s 2020 Annual Report Highlights Commitment to UN Sustainable Development Goals, Serving Members and Certified Facilities though Pandemic

    The Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) on June 14, 2021, published its 2020 Annual Report. The 46-page 2020 Annual Report highlights GAA’s commitment to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SGDs) as well as the nonprofit organization’s commitment to serving its almost 400 individual and corporate members and its more than 2,900 Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP)-certified […]

  • General

    Shakuntala Thilsted, Jenna Stoner Join Standards Oversight Committee

    The Global Aquaculture Alliance is pleased to announce the addition of two new members to its 12-member Standards Oversight Committee (SOC). Dr. Shakuntala Thilsted, global lead for nutrition and public health at WorldFish and this year’s World Food Prize Laureate, and Jenna Stoner, aquaculture program director at Sustainable Fisheries Partnership (SFP), joined the SOC on […]

  • General

    Applications Sought for Ninth Annual Global Aquaculture Innovation Award

    The Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) is now accepting applications for its ninth annual Global Aquaculture Innovation Award. The application deadline has been extended to June 30. Established in 2012, the competition recognizes individuals and companies finding new solutions to the key challenges facing aquaculture. Examples of aquaculture innovations include technologies that mitigate the occurrence of […]

  • General

    GAA Partners With NASF For Third Consecutive Year

    For the third consecutive year, the Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) is partnering with the North Atlantic Seafood Forum (NASF), co-sponsoring the Sustainability Seminar with the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) on Thursday, June 10. Additionally, GAA President and Co-Founder George Chamberlain is among the 160 speakers, presenting on global shrimp-aquaculture production trends as part of the […]

  • General

    Global Seafood Alliance Board Meets for First Time Following Global Aquaculture Alliance, Global Seafood Assurances Merger

    The Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) has officially changed its name to the Global Seafood Alliance following votes by the GAA board of directors and the board of directors of its sister organization, Global Seafood Assurances. The new name reflects the merger and the nonprofit organization’s growing involvement in wild fisheries through the addition of the […]

  • Advocacy

    GAA to ‘Seaspiracy’ Documentary: Join Us On Our Responsible-Seafood Journey

    Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) is committed to continually raising the bar on social accountability through the adoption of standards and certification demonstrating best practices in aquaculture and fisheries as well as through its pre-competitive education and advocacy work. In light of the documentary “Seaspiracy,” released on Netflix on March 24, GAA invites director Ali Tabrizi […]

  • Leadership

    As Animal-Welfare Advocates Spotlight Fish, GAA Reemphasizes Its Longtime Commitment To Animal Health And Welfare

    The Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) is calling on animal-welfare advocates to engage in the nonprofit organization’s animal-welfare journey by participating in the Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) standards review process as well as its pre-competitive education and advocacy work on animal welfare. As animal-welfare advocates increasingly spotlight fish and seafood in their campaign work, GAA is […]

  • GOAL

    GAA Takes on Technology in Session 1 of GOAL Virtual Events

    The Global Aquaculture Alliance’s GOAL: The Responsible Seafood Conference will begin online on April 15, featuring a roster of entrepreneurs invested in the future of aquaculture. Session 1, “Tomorrow’s Aquaculture Will Be Shaped by Today’s Emerging Technologies,” will feature an interview with Tony Fadell. Fadell is an active investor and entrepreneur whose 30-year-plus career includes […]

  • Leadership

    GAA Appoints Industry Veteran Brian Perkins As COO

    Seafood industry veteran Brian Perkins is joining the Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) as its chief operating officer, the organization announced on Jan. 18, 2021. Perkins comes to GAA with more than 40 years of seafood experience in the certification space as well as in the events and media space. For the past six years, he […]