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  • 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 […]

  • Leadership

    GAA an Official Supporter of 9th High Energy Mariculture Conference

    The Global Aquaculture Alliance is proud to announce that it is amongst the official supporters of the 9th High Energy Mariculture Conference in association with World Fishing & Aquaculture magazine. The three-day conference will be held at the Corfu Imperial Hotel in Greece from Oct. 17 to 19, 2018. The High Energy Mariculture Conference is […]

  • Leadership

    GAA’s Chamberlain Talks Future of Shrimp at Aquavision 2018

    Global Aquaculture Alliance President George Chamberlain was among the featured speakers at the Aquavision 2018 conference in Stavanger, Norway, in June. His 30-minute presentation, titled “The rapidly advancing elements of sustainable shrimp farming,” focused on the history and origin of today’s shrimp production systems, challenges and potential solutions moving forward. The Aquavision conference, which has been […]

  • Leadership

    Moving Fish Farming Forward One Conversation at a Time

    At the Global Aquaculture Alliance, we believe fish farming is part of the solution to the growing population’s protein predicament. Our mission is to promote responsible aquaculture practices through education, advocacy and demonstration. And, while this future-of-food topic resonates with almost everyone (we all have to eat, right?), we’re always interested to learn how aquaculture […]

  • Leadership

    GAA Responds to MCS Draft Ratings System

    The Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) is pleased to contribute to the public consultation on the Marine Conservation Society (MCS) Draft Aquaculture Ratings Methodology Handbook. According to the United Kingdom-based conservation organization, the handbook provides in-depth discussion of how MCS assesses the environmental performance of various aquaculture production methods. It is aimed at MCS assessors and […]

  • Leadership

    Seafish’s Aquaculture Profiles Highlights BAP, Other Certification Programs

    Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) is among the third-party aquaculture certification programs referenced in a new web tool developed by the United Kingdom’s Sea Fish Industry Authority (Seafish) to guide anyone sourcing seafood, whether in the United Kingdom or abroad. Launched early this year, Seafish’s Aquaculture Profiles are designed to be objective and non-bias. It currently […]

  • Leadership

    In His Own Words: Wally Stevens Talks Global Seafood Assurances

    At Seafood Expo Global in Brussels, Belgium, on April 25, Global Seafood Assurances (GSA) — a new, independent, not-for-profit organization established to meet marketplace and public expectations for assurances in aquaculture and fisheries — made its official debut. With about 120 seafood professionals in attendance, Wally Stevens, executive director of the Global Aquaculture Alliance, which […]

  • Leadership

    Talking Points: What is Global Seafood Assurances?

    Editor’s note: The following talking points further explain the concept of Global Seafood Assurances, the new, independent, not-for-profit organization that the Global Aquaculture Alliance launched at Seafood Expo Global in April. What is GSA? Global Seafood Assurances (GSA) is a new, independent, not-for-profit organization launched to provide comprehensive, credible supply-chain assurances for farm-raised and wild-caught […]