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Articles in the Category Leadership

  • Leadership

    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 […]

  • Leadership

    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 […]

  • Leadership

    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 […]

  • Leadership

    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 […]

  • Leadership

    Melanie Siggs Speaks at Economist’s World Ocean Summit

    Melanie Siggs, director of strategic engagements for the Global Aquaculture Alliance, was among three speakers participating in a panel discussion on sustainable aquaculture at the World Ocean Summit in Abu Dhabi, UAE, on March 6. Organized by The Economist, the conference drew hundreds of attendees from various marine-related sectors, and aquaculture is a more prominent […]

  • Leadership

    GAA, Conservation NGOs Making Waves in California

    GAA has for many years been an advocate of conservation and reducing environmental impact in aquaculture. Our work has involved partnering with environmental groups – some of whom sit on our governance committees for the Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) program – and these relationships are incredibly valuable to our vision as an organization. The Conservation […]

  • Leadership

    Collaboration Needed to Address Shrimp Challenges, Says GAA’s Chamberlain at Braqcon 2019 in India

    Dr. George Chamberlain, president of the Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA), was among the featured speakers at the 2019 World Brackishwater Aquaculture Conference (Braqcon) in Chennai, India, from Jan. 22 to 25. Hosted by the ICAR-Central Institute of Brackishwater Aquaculture and co-organized by the Society of Coastal Aquaculture and Fisheries, the four-day conference is being attended […]

  • Leadership

    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 […]

  • Leadership

    NFI Future Leaders and SeaShare: Collaborating for a Cause

    In honor of U.S. National Seafood Month in October, the Global Aquaculture Alliance is teaming up with the National Fisheries Institute’s Future Leaders Class of 2018 to assist SeaShare, a nonprofit organization founded in 1994 to help connect the industry to hunger-relief efforts in the United States. This year, a collection of classmates, including GAA Marketing […]

  • Leadership

    GAA and National Seafood Month: What is your aquaculture question?

    The Global Aquaculture Alliance is teaming up with experts in the aquaculture world for a National Seafood Month campaign, and we need your help. More specifically, we need your aquaculture question. Earlier this summer we asked people in Portsmouth, N.H., What is aquaculture? The results inspired us to think about the questions that are out there […]