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    GAA Seeks COO As Organization Becomes More Involved in Wild Fisheries

    The Global Aquaculture Alliance has initiated the search for a chief operating officer, a new role within the organization that will likely evolve into the role of chief executive officer, the organization announced on Nov. 11. The COO will be responsible for managing GAA’s industry-leading Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) third-party certification program, including oversight of […]

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    GAA Promotes Three Members of BAP Market Development Team

    The Global Aquaculture Alliance is pleased to announce that it has promoted three individuals on its Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) market development team, who collectively have 60 years of industry experience. Molly Jacques has been promoted to BAP director of market development operations. Previously, Jacques acted as BAP supply chain transparency manager. She has held […]

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    GAA’s COVID-19 Blog: GAA Creates COVID-19 Guidance Document for Seafood Processing Facilities

    Editor’s note: The Global Aquaculture Alliance is keeping its members and stakeholders up to date on announcements related to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in this blog. Please check back here regularly for information. November 3, 2020: GAA Delivers Inclusive Audit Solutions for BAP Customers After successfully implementing accredited remote auditing for farms, hatcheries and […]

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    GAA Defends Cooke Aquaculture’s Bid to Farm Steelhead Trout in Puget Sound

    The Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) defends Cooke Aquaculture in its bid to switch from farming Atlantic salmon to steelhead trout in Washington state’s Puget Sound. In a letter submitted to Washington state’s Department of Ecology as part of a public comment period as Cooke Aquaculture seeks the water-quality permits necessary to make the switch at […]

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    Shrimp Eyestalk Ablation Researcher Wins 2020 Global Aquaculture Innovation Award

    The results are in! Congratulations to University of Stirling postdoctoral researcher Simão Zacarias, the recipient of this year’s eighth annual Global Aquaculture Innovation Award, sponsored by Lineage Logistics, the Global Aquaculture Alliance announced on Oct. 19. Zacarias edged out two other finalists — Pablo Berner of Nuseed and Mark Luecke of Prairie AquaTech — to […]

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    GAA-Supported China Seafood Summit to be Held in Shanghai on Nov. 10

    The Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) is proud to participate in the fourth annual China Seafood Summit once again this year. The event is typically held in conjunction with the China Fisheries & Seafood Expo (CFSE). After this year’s CFSE, which was scheduled to be held in Qingdao from Oct. 28 to 30, was cancelled due to […]

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    Chris Trosin, BAP’s SVP of Business Development, Departs GAA

    The Global Aquaculture Alliance announced on Sept. 10 that Chris Trosin is stepping away from his role as senior VP of business development for Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) to pursue a new endeavor as owner of Metro Lobster & Seafood, a Rhode Island-based wholesaler and retailer. Trosin joined GAA as BAP’s VP of business development […]

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    Four New Members Appointed to GAA Standards Oversight Committee

    The Global Aquaculture Alliance is pleased to announce the addition of four new members to its 12-member Standards Oversight Committee (SOC). Patrick Blow, aquaculture manager for Marks & Spencer, Simon Bush, professor and chair of the Environmental Policy Group at Wageningen University, Lukas Manomaitis, U.S. Soybean Export Council (USSEC) aquaculture program lead technical consultant-Southeast Asia, and […]

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    GAA Congratulates GSA, Seafish on Release of Responsible Fishing Vessel Standard

    The Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) congratulates Global Seafood Assurances (GSA), the independent, not-for-profit organization it established in April 2018, for officially taking ownership of the Responsible Fishing Vessel Standard (RFVS) from Seafish on June 10, following a two-year, open and collaborative development process. RFVS, which is the next iteration of Seafish’s Responsible Fishing Scheme (RFS), […]

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    Aquaculture Backgrounds for Your Virtual Meetings

    Are you finding yourself having more virtual meetings during this period of self-isolation and digital connection? We here at Global Aquaculture Alliance and Best Aquaculture Practices have created some fun graphics for you to use in your online meetings! You can download aquaculture-themed virtual backgrounds below. Save them to your computer before beginning the steps […]