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    Tim Hogan Joins BAP As Market Development Manager-West Coast

    The Global Aquaculture Alliance’s Best Aquaculture PracticesBest Aquaculture Practices (BAP) division has expanded its market development team with the addition of Tim Hogan as BAP’s market development manager, representing the west coast of North America. Hogan comes to BAP with more than 20 years of food manufacturing and retail experience, especially on the supply side […]

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    GAA Rings In Next 20 Years With Refreshed Brand Identity

    Approaching its 20th anniversary next year, the Global Aquaculture Alliance on March 23 unveiled a refreshed brand identity acknowledging the nonprofit organization’s legacy of feeding the world through responsible aquaculture while better positioning it for growth and greater appeal. The centerpiece of the refreshed brand identity is a new logo. The logo features a symbol […]

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    Scenes from Boston: GAA’s Membership & Update Meeting at SENA 2016

    The Global Aquaculture Alliance’s annual Membership & Update Meeting at Seafood Expo North America drew approximately 75 attendees. Discussed at the meeting was the latest developments in the BAP certification program, the new iBAP program, GAA’s stance on social responsibility, the Responsible Aquaculture Foundation’s new online platform for disease management, and the new Global Aquaculture […]

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    GAA, IDH Further Collaborative Relationship

    The Global Aquaculture Alliance and IDH, The Sustainable Trade Initiative announce at the Seafood Expo North America that they are furthering their collaborative relationship. GAA is to build an iBAP “pillar” within the IDH operated FIT Fund, which is designed to catalyze change and co-fund aquaculture improvement worldwide. GAA intends to act as an “implementing partner,” […]

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    GAA Accepting Applications for Global Aquaculture Innovation & Leadership Award

    The Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) is accepting applications for the Global Aquaculture Innovation & Leadership Award, the organization announced on March 6 at the open of Seafood Expo North America in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. The application deadline is May 15. This is the fourth consecutive year that GAA has organized the competition, which is designed […]

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    GAA Sponsors FirstSource Seafood 1on1

    The Global Aquaculture Alliance is among the sponsors of FirstSource Seafood 1on1. Organized by FirstSource Events, the six-year-old event connects seafood suppliers with high-volume retail and foodservice seafood buyers in an invitation-only, one-on-one networking environment. This year, FirstSource will be adding a conference component, and GAA will moderate one of the roundtable discussions. This year’s […]

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    RAF Launches Online Educational Lessons For EMS

    The Responsible Aquaculture Foundation (RAF) has developed four online educational modules to help the global shrimp-farming industry better manage early mortality syndrome (EMS). The modules are now available for public consumption. Organized within a course called “Managing Early Mortality Syndrome in Shrimp,” the modules, or lessons, cover the critical aspects of farm and hatchery management, […]

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    Canada Recognizes Role Of Third-Party Certification Schemes

    The Global Aquaculture Alliance commends the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) for enacting a policy fortifying the value of voluntary third-party certification schemes like the Best Aquaculture Practices. The policy enables CFIA to use the outcome of a third-party audit on an aquaculture facility or other food facility to guide its risk-based inspection activities, recognizing […]

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    GAA Supports Thailand In Fight Against Labor Abuse

    The Global Aquaculture Alliance commends Thailand for taking additional steps to prevent labor abuse in seafood supply chain. The Royal Thai Embassy in Washington, D.C., announced on Feb. 1 that progress has been made recently, zeroing in on three accomplishments: 1) Thailand’s Ministry of Labor Regulation’s prohibition on persons under 18 years old working in […]

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    GAA To Exclude Outsourcing Of Shrimp Processing To Prevent Labor Abuse

    The Global Aquaculture Alliance’s Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) third-party certification program on Dec. 15 took a stand against child labor and forced labor in the shrimp supply chain by prohibiting BAP-certified processing plants from outsourcing the processing of shrimp to third-party entities. The prohibition will take effect Jan. 1, 2016. The decision to prohibit the […]