Articles in the Category Leadership

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    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 […]

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    Earth Day: A Reminder of Our Important Role in Mitigating Climate Change

    This post was written by GAA President George Chamberlain in honor of Earth Day and Earth Month. As we reflect on the passage of Earth Day on 22 April, we applaud the galvanizing efforts of climate-change activists like Greta Thunberg, who’s PBS documentary “Greta Thunberg: A Year to Change the World”, reminds us of the […]

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    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 […]

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    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 […]

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    Letter from GAA’s Wally Stevens on COVID-19

    These are certainly unprecedented times. As we navigate through the uncharted waters of novel coronavirus (COVID-19), know that the Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) remains zeroed in on its mission — to promote responsible aquaculture practices through education, advocacy and demonstration. Some of you are concerned about the impact of COVID-19 on GAA’s Best Aquaculture Practices […]

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    Justin Trudeau’s Mandate Detrimental to Responsible Aquaculture Movement

    Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s mandate to phase out ocean net pen salmon farming in British Columbia is detrimental not only to the region’s thriving aquaculture sector but also to the push for responsible aquaculture globally. Perhaps no region has embraced the Global Aquaculture Alliance’s Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) third-party certification program as much as […]

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    Plant-Based Food Companies Are Meeting a Need, But Are They Doing it at the Expense of Aquaculture?

    The world’s appetite for healthy, lean protein sources is big, and, in the past few decades, aquaculture has largely stepped up to quench this appetite. And it’s done so while meeting many of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. It’s is highly resource efficient, especially when compared to terrestrial animal production. It makes a significant […]

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    GAA Responds to BBC Panorama’s ‘Salmon Farming Exposed’

    In response to the May 20 BBC report “Salmon Farming Exposed,” the Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) has issued the following statement: GAA is aware of the May 20 BBC report “Salmon Farming Exposed” and is working with its partners in Scotland to apprise policymakers, retailers, the public and other stakeholders of the work that’s being […]

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    Trade Wars Do No Good, Hurt Seafood Sustainability Efforts

    The Global Aquaculture Alliance’s vision is a world that embraces and enables the role of responsibly farmed seafood in meeting global nutrition needs. However, that vision is clouded when nations become embroiled in trade wars. Currently, a trade war is escalating between the world’s two largest economies, the United States and China (last year alone, the […]

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    Open letter to Patagonia: Let’s not forget that we’re all in the same boat

    Last night, members of the Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) staff attended a local screening of “Artifishal,” a documentary film produced by outdoor apparel company Patagonia. The film questions the role of fish hatcheries in supplementing recreational and commercial salmon and trout fisheries in the Pacific Northwest, alleging they do more harm than good for wild […]