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    Global Seafood Assurances Launched to Address Gaps in Aquaculture, Fisheries Certification

    Global Seafood Assurances (GSA), a new, independent, not-for-profit organization established to meet marketplace and public expectations for assurances across the board in aquaculture and fisheries officially launched at Seafood Expo Global in Brussels, Belgium, on April 25. The Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) spearheaded the formation of the organization and will initially fund its operations. The […]

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    Join GAA In Brussels For Next Phase In Responsible Seafood

    Once again this year, the Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) is exhibiting at Seafood Expo Global (SEG) in Brussels, Belgium, with a number of activities on the docket, including a big announcement. Held at the Brussels Exhibition Centre, SEG is the world’s largest seafood exposition. Last year, the three-day event drew more than 28,500 seafood professionals […]

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    GAA, Barton Seaver Partner to Promote Responsible Aquaculture

    The Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) is partnering with chef, author and seafood advocate Barton Seaver to raise awareness of responsible aquaculture and the importance of sourcing seafood with provenance. The partnership centers on Seaver’s contribution to Cooking Light, writing a monthly column for the magazine featuring healthy seafood recipes. The first column, titled “3 Tips for […]

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    Chris Keller Rejoins BAP Market Development Team

    Chris Keller is back with the Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) market development team, the Global Aquaculture Alliance announced in late February. Keller joined the organization in 2015 as BAP market development manager-retail for North America and was promoted to director of BAP market development for the Americas in 2016. After a stint with Sunnyvale Seafood, […]

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    GAA Announces Leadership Transition

    The Global Aquaculture Alliance on Feb. 15 announced a transition in its leadership. Industry veteran Andrew Mallison is joining GAA as executive director, as Wally Stevens, who has been in the role since 2007, steps aside to focus on other strategic ventures within the organization. Stevens will stay on as executive director through the transition, […]

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    Seafood Nutrition Partnership Names GAA’s Dr. Steve Hart to its Board

    Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) Vice President Dr. Steve Hart has joined the board of directors for Seafood Nutrition Partnership (SNP). Founded in 2013, SNP is a non-profit organization with a mission of inspiring a healthier America through partnerships and outreach to raise awareness about the essential nutritional benefits of eating seafood. SNP continues to support […]

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    GAA Appoints New Standards Oversight Committee Member

    The Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) has filled an open position on its 12-member Standards Oversight Committee (SOC), which oversees the development of the Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certification standards for farmed seafood. Nguyen Hoang Tuan of Vietnam has accepted the position, which is for a representative of the non-governmental conservation community. Currently, Mr. Tuan is […]

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    GAA Accepting Applications for 2018 Global Aquaculture Innovation Award

    The Global Aquaculture Alliance is now accepting applications for the 2018 Global Aquaculture Innovation Award. The competition was established by GAA in 2012 to recognize individuals and companies finding new solutions to the key challenges facing aquaculture. Examples include technologies that mitigate the occurrence of animal diseases or parasites, or that reduce or eliminate the use […]

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    GAA Accepts $435,000 Grant to Develop Best Practices for Animal Welfare

    This month, the Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) via the Responsible Aquaculture Foundation (RAF) accepted a $435,000 grant from the Open Philanthropy Project to develop best practices for animal welfare for salmonids, tilapia and channel catfish. As part of the two-year grant, GAA will identify best practices for animal welfare by surveying existing commercial practices, reviewing […]

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    GAA’s Jeff Fort Takes on Role as COO

    The Global Aquaculture Alliance announced in late November that Jeff Fort has agreed to take on the role of chief operating officer, effectively immediately, in addition to his existing role as chief financial officer, a position he has held with the organization since 2012. Fort has been involved with GAA since its inception in 1997. […]