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Articles in the Category Leadership

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]