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  • Education

    GAA Partners with North Atlantic Seafood Forum

    The Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) is delighted to announce a new partnership with the North Atlantic Seafood Forum (NASF), starting with the 2019 event, which is the 14th annual. NASF will be held at the Radisson Blu Royal Hotel in Bergen, Norway, from March 5 to 7. The forum has developed into one of the […]

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    GAA Films: How One Indonesian Shrimp Farming Family is Planning for the Future

    GAA Films’ fifth documentary short film, which makes its debut at the end of November, tells the story of Rosida Idriss and her daughter, Aanisah Idriss, and their network of black tiger shrimp farms in East Kalimantan, Indonesia. The story is peppered with plotlines that a lot of family-run seafood businesses can attest to — […]

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    Quick and Healthy Seafood Recipes with Barton Seaver

    Are you in need of some inspiration for your seafood dishes? Look no further! GAA made the trip up to American seafood chef and author Barton Seaver‘s house earlier this summer and learned how to cook three quick, sustainable and delicious seafood meals. Barton has simplified creating healthy and responsible seafood recipes for you and […]

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    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 […]

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    Where Does My Seafood Come From?

    Most of us are aware of seafood’s nutritional benefits. It’s high in heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids and vitamins such as D and B2 and low in saturated fat. It’s an ideal source of minerals such as iodine, iron, magnesium, potassium and zinc. Seafood provides more than 3.1 billion people with almost 20 percent of their average […]

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    Four Reasons Why You Should, And Will Be, Eating More Seafood

    A burgeoning middle class. A more health conscious society. The emergence of e-commerce. Seafood consumption is poised to continue to grow in the years to come, thanks to favorable demographic shifts and technological advancements that are improving accessibility to food. Yet the reality of a world with finite resources and a global population that is […]

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    The Current State of Seaweed: Part II

    The growth of the seaweed aquaculture industry is good for the economy and good for the ocean. The process of growing seaweed is environmentally friendly. Apart from planting the seeds and ensuring the seaweed is in a clean environment, seaweed often does not need feed or additional attention. The plants can grow naturally. Seaweed farms […]

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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 […]