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    GAA Signs MoU with CNCA, CIQA, SHA to Increase Safety of Farmed Seafood

    The Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Certification and Accreditation Administration of the People’s Republic of China (CNCA), China Entry Exit Inspection and Quarantine Association (CIQA) and Seafood HACCP Alliance (SHA) at GAA’s GOAL 2016 conference in Guangzhou, China, on Sept. 20. The four organizations agreed to establish the […]

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    GAA Sponsors First Farmed Fish Competition at U.K. ‘Fish Craft Challenge’

    The Global Aquaculture Alliance was proud to sponsor the “Inaugural Aquaculture Challenge” at the National Federation of Fishmongers annual Fish Craft Challenge event, which took place on Aug. 28 in Cleethorpes, on the eastern coast of England. Founded in 1932, the federation hosts the annual competition — typically held over the August Bank Holiday — […]

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    GAA Strengthens Ties With New Saudi Aquaculture Leadership

    The Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) strengthened its ties with Saudi Arabia’s new aquaculture leadership and major industry stakeholders at a Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) conference at the Burj Rafal Hotel Kempinski in Riyadh in early September. GAA, which in January signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Saudi Aquaculture Society (SAS) that will require […]

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    Mucosal Mapping Method Wins Innovation and Leadership Award

    Congratulations to Norway’s Quantidoc AS, winner of the Global Aquaculture Alliance’s fourth annual Preferred Freezer Services Global Aquaculture Innovation & Leadership Award. University of Bergen Professor Karin Pittman (pictured at right) will accept the award for Quantidoc’s mucosal mapping technology at GAA’s GOAL 2016 conference at the White Swan Hotel in Guangzhou, China, on Thursday, […]

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    BAP’s Marcos Moya Relocates To Europe

    The Global Aquaculture Alliance’s Best Aquaculture Practices division announced in late August that it is repositioning its international business development team with the relocation of Marcos Moya, BAP’s manager of supply development, to Europe. Moya recently relocated from Vancouver, Canada, to Valencia, Spain. Being based in Spain will allow Moya to focus more on BAP’s […]

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    GAA, Gfresh Sign Memorandum Of Understanding

    The Global Aquaculture Alliance will sign a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Gfresh in which the two organizations will work collectively to promote responsible aquaculture in China. As part of the agreement, Gfresh, an online marketplace for seafood, will promote on its e-commerce platform products from Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP)-certified facilities, encouraging Chinese and international […]

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    RAF Launches New Online Courses in Chinese, Vietnamese, Spanish

    The Responsible Aquaculture Foundation (RAF) has broadened its online education program with translations in Chinese, Vietnamese and Spanish of courses on managing major shrimp diseases at aquaculture farms and hatcheries. The translated versions of Managing Enterocytozoon hepatopenaei at Shrimp Farms, Managing Enterocytozoon hepatopenaei at Shrimp Hatcheries, Managing Early Mortality Syndrome at Shrimp Farms and Managing […]

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    Melanie Siggs Named GAA’s Director of Strategic Engagements

    Melanie Siggs has joined the Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) in the newly created position of Director of Strategic Engagements, the organization announced on July 19. In this role, Siggs will help explore the creation of products and services that meet GAA’s goal of adding value, and values, to the organization’s proposition while advocating, educating and […]

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    Keller Promoted to Director of BAP Market Development for the Americas

    Chris Keller has been named director of Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) market development for the Americas, the Global Aquaculture Alliance announced in early July. The promotion comes 14 months after Keller joined GAA as BAP market development manager-retail for North America. Keller will oversee the market development team in North America, working with Molly Jacques […]

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    Peter Redmond To Depart GAA, BAP

    Peter Redmond, vice president of market development for the Global Aquaculture Alliance’s Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) division, is leaving the organization following an eight-year stint in which BAP, the world’s leading third-party aquaculture certification program, grew tremendously. Redmond has been instrumental in the organization’s growth and the marketplace’s acceptance, and embracement, of the concept of […]