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Articles in the Category Advocacy

  • Advocacy

    GAA Provides Update on Animal Welfare Project

    Nine months after receiving a two-year, $435,000 grant from the Open Philanthropy Project, the Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) is one step closer to identifying and strengthening best practices for animal welfare in aquaculture. GAA has successfully completed its evaluation of existing best practices for tilapia and for catfish and is nearly finished with its evaluation […]

  • Advocacy

    Where will aquaculture be in 10 years?

    Editor’s note: The following is a guest blog post by one of GAA’s 30 Under 30 members, Lisa Vollbrecht. Lisa has a degree in Marine and Freshwater Biology from the University of Guelph. At Kampachi Farms in Hawaii, she supervises all research projects and provides direction and leadership to the research team. This is the […]

  • Advocacy

    Modern Aquaculture Deserves a Better Public Image

    Editor’s note: The following is a guest blog post by one of GAA’s 30 Under 30 members, Noah Hamlish. Noah has extensive experience on farms, in research labs, and and at processing facilities. He is a strong advocate for aquaculture and credits his 12-month Watson Fellowship as being transformative to his understanding of the value […]

  • Advocacy

    Working Together to Close the Seafood Deal

    Editor’s note: The following is a guest blog post by chef, author and seafood advocate Barton Seaver. GAA and Seaver announced a partnership in early 2018 to raise public awareness of responsible aquaculture and the importance of sourcing seafood with provenance. My posts on this site have focused on how responsible fish farms benefit the communities in […]

  • Advocacy

    Young Fish Farmer in Africa Talks Sustainable Aquaculture

    Editor’s note: The following is a guest blog post by one of GAA’s 30 Under 30 members, Efejuku Iceboss Precious. Efejuku is the CEO of Tajin Farms, a Nigerian catfish processing operation and fingerling supplier that takes a sustainable approach to their business practices. This is the third post in a five-part series by members […]

  • Advocacy

    What Makes Studying Aquaculture Worthwhile?

    Editor’s note: The following is a guest blog post by one of GAA’s 30 Under 30 members, Nick Mendoza. Nick is the CEO and Founder of the seafood snack company OneForNeptune. This is the first post in a five-part series by members of the 30 Under 30. I discovered aquaculture at the right moment in my […]

  • Advocacy

    GAA’s 30 Under 30 Blog Takeover

    In honor of recognizing the younger generation of the aquaculture industry, over the next few weeks leading up to the GOAL (Global Outlook for Aquaculture Leadership) 2018 conference, GAA’s 30 Under 30 will be taking over the blog! Five articles written by 30 Under 30 members will go live each Wednesday starting Aug. 15. Special […]

  • Advocacy

    Aquaculture Can Revitalize Old Industrial Communities

    Editor’s note: The following is a guest blog post by chef, author and seafood advocate Barton Seaver. GAA and Seaver announced a partnership in early 2018 to raise public awareness of responsible aquaculture and the importance of sourcing seafood with provenance. In my last post, I wrote about how aquaculture brings economic and educational opportunity to rural […]

  • Advocacy

    Make Aquaculture a Pillar of the Community

    Editor’s note: The following is a guest blog post by chef, author and seafood advocate Barton Seaver. GAA and Seaver announced a partnership in early 2018 to raise public awareness of responsible aquaculture and the importance of sourcing seafood with provenance. Indulge me in a bit of a mental exercise, if you will. Imagine a traditional farm […]