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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. […]

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    GAA Seeks Standards Oversight Committee Member

    The Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) is looking to fill an open position on its 12-member Standards Oversight Committee (SOC). The position is for a representative of the non-governmental conservation community. GAA coordinates the development of the Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certification standards for seafood processing plants, farms, hatcheries and feed mills. The standards are developed […]

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    AlgaPrime™ DHA Wins Global Aquaculture Innovation Award

    Congratulations to TerraVia and Bunge Oils for their AlgaPrime™ DHA aquaculture feed ingredient, recipient of the Global Aquaculture Alliance’s (GAA) fifth annual Global Aquaculture Innovation Award, sponsored by Preferred Freezer Services. Walt Rakitsky, Ph.D., senior VP of emerging business at TerraVia, will accept the award and give a presentation at GAA’s GOAL 2017 conference at […]

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    Industry Veteran Greg Brown To Lead BAP Program Integrity

    The Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) is delighted to announce that it has hired industry veteran Greg Brown to take on the role of BAP program integrity manager for its Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) third-party certification program. Brown comes to GAA with a wealth of knowledge in a variety of fields, including auditing and certification, quality […]

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    GAA, IFFO Partner To Improve Responsible Fishmeal Supplies In Southeast Asia

    The Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) and IFFO, the Marine Ingredients Organisation, have joined forces and funding on a responsible fishmeal project to improve the understanding of the fisheries of Southeast Asia supplying raw material for fishmeal production. The study will look at the issues from the perspective of social, economic and environmental sustainability with the […]

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    GAA Co-Sponsoring CAPPMA Expo, Summit

    The Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) is proud to announce that it is once again co-organizing the third annual Asia-Pacific Aquaculture Expo and Global Aquaculture Summit in Fuzhou City, China. Organized by the China Aquatic Products Processing and Marketing Alliance (CAPPMA), the event is expected to attract participants from Chinese government agencies, institutions, associations and businesses. […]

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    Celebrate 20 Years With GAA At Seafood Expo Global

    The Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) is celebrating its 20th anniversary at Seafood Expo Global (SEG) in Brussels, Belgium, this year, heightening its presence with the assistance of a bigger exhibit and a luncheon focused on the industry-leading Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) third-party certification program. SEG is the world’s largest seafood trade show, which in 2015 […]

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    Shipping Up To Boston: GAA’s Presence Felt At SENA

    [slides] The Global Aquaculture Alliance heightened its presence at Seafood Expo North America (SENA) this year in recognition of the organization’s 20th anniversary. This year, SENA, North America’s largest seafood trade show, featured 1,348 exhibiting companies from 53 countries, taking place at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center (BCEC) from March 19 to 21. GAA’s […]

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    GAA Spearheading Initiative To Reduce SRS In Farmed Salmon In Chile

    Together with Multiexport Foods S.A. (“Multiexport”), Mitsui & Co., Ltd. (“Mitsui Tokyo”) and the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch® program, the Global Aquaculture Alliance is spearheading an initiative in Chile aimed at contributing to a reduction in the incidence of Salmonid Rickettsial Septicaemia (SRS) in farmed salmon. The Piscirickettsia salmonis, or SRS, an endemic intercellular […]