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    GAA Responds to U.S. State Department’s TIP Report

    June, 2014 The Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) is appalled by the abuse and exploitation of workers in any industry, the organization said on June 23 following the U.S. State Department’s decision to downgrade Thailand, Malaysia and two other countries to a Tier 3 designation in its 2014 Trafficking in Persons (TIP) report. GAA remains fully […]

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    GAA Partners with National Fish & Seafood, SFP to Launch Small Farm Pilot Project

    July, 2014 In collaboration with the Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) and Sustainable Fisheries Partnership (SFP), National Fish & Seafood in late July announced that is launching a project to bring small-scale shrimp farmers closer to Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certification. With the support of GAA, National Fish & Seafood will pilot the first four groups […]

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    GAA Signs MoU with China Aquatic Products Processing and Marketing Alliance

    June, 2014 The Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the China Aquatic Products Processing and Marketing Alliance (CAPPMA), in which the two organizations will work collaboratively to advance responsible aquaculture in China and globally through the exchange of information and research. GAA and CAPPMA inked the agreement during the […]

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    GAA Reiterates Commitment to Social Justice

    June, 2014 The Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) is fully committed to social justice as one of the key pillars of its responsible aquaculture program. Social issues are prominently addressed within GAA’s Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) third-party certification program. BAP-certified processing plants, farms, hatcheries and feed mills are required to meet standards for adequate wages, a […]

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    GAA Signs MoU With Seafood Importers Association of Australasia

    January, 2014 The Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Seafood Importers Association of Australasia (SIAA), in which the two organizations will work collaboratively to advance responsible aquaculture. More than 70% of edible seafood consumed by Australians is imported, much of it by the SIAA’s 25 member companies. In […]

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    GAA Takes Action Following Labor Allegations at Narong Seafood

    July, 2013 The Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) carried out an unannounced audit at the Narong Seafood Co. Ltd. shrimp processing plant in Samutsakorn, Thailand, in mid-June. As a result of the audit, the organization recommends that the plant maintain its Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certification. The BAP third-party certification program has a rigorous grievances procedure in […]

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    GAA Responds to Labor Abuse Accusations at Thai Facility

    June, 2013 The Global Aquaculture Alliance takes very seriously the accusations of labor abuse in a June 6 report by Warehouse Workers United and the International Labor Rights Forum and is determining a corrective course of action to ensure that the shrimp processing plant cited in the brief is adhering to Thai labor laws and […]

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    GAA Responds to Allegations of Unfair Working Conditions in Shrimp-Processing Sector

    September, 2012 Through the development of its Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certification standards, the Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA), the world’s leading standards-setting organization for farmed seafood, addresses the type of labor abuses cited in two recent reports in the U.S. mainstream media. The first is a Washington Post article documenting the tribulations of Burmese migrant workers […]

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    GAA Signs MoU with Indonesian Aquaculture Society

    November, 2012 The Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Indonesian Aquaculture Society, in which the two organizations will work collaboratively toward responsible aquaculture. The agreement came on Nov. 2 at GAA’s GOAL 2012 conference at the Shangri-La Hotel in Bangkok, Thailand. “We’re pleased to announce the intent to […]

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    GAA Signs MoU With ASC, GLOBALG.A.P.

    April, 2013 The Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) on April 22 signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) and GLOBALG.A.P. whereby the standards-setting organizations will work collaboratively to increase efficiency and reduce duplication in the auditing process. GAA, ASC and GLOBALG.A.P. agreed to explore ways to reduce duplication of effort for […]