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    New iBAP Program To Advance Responsible Aquaculture

    February, 2015 The Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) is launching a program designed to help aquaculture farmers attain Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certification, the organization announced in late January. The new program is called iBAP, with the “i” representing “improver.” It incentivizes aquaculture facilities capable of attaining BAP certification to engage in a deadline-driven improver program, […]

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    Sam’s Club’s Robert Fields Joins GAA Board of Directors

    January, 2015 Robert Fields of Sam’s Club has joined the board of directors of the Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA), the world’s leading standards-setting organization for aquaculture seafood, GAA announced in early January. Fields is senior director for fresh meat, seafood and gourmet deli at Sam’s Club. A division of Walmart, Sam’s Club is a leading […]

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    GAA Founding Member Ken Morrison Passes

    January, 2015 With the Jan. 6 death of Kenneth Morrison, the Global Aquaculture Alliance lost a great aquaculture pioneer and one of its greatest supporters. Morrison received the first Global Aquaculture Alliance Lifetime Achievement Award in 2004 for his many enduring contributions to food and seafood production. As founding and governing members, his companies helped […]

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    Open Letter: GAA, MARD Launch Benchmarking Initiative

    December, 2014 The Global Aquaculture Alliance has published an open letter applauding the Vietnamese Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) for requiring adherence to the country’s VietGAP standards for good aquaculture practices for Pangasius producers in 2015 and shrimp producers by 2020. In the letter, GAA announced that it has launched a benchmarking initiative […]

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    GAA To Honor Vietnamese Seafood Champion At GOAL 2014

    September, 2014 The Global Aquaculture Alliance is recognizing Vietnamese seafood champion Dr. Nguyen Huu Dzung with a Lifetime Achievement Award at its GOAL 2014 conference in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, next month. Dzung will accept the award on Wednesday, Oct. 8, at the Sheraton Saigon Hotel & Towers, the location of the four-day GOAL […]

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    Chilean Firm Wins Global Aquaculture Innovation & Leadership Award

    October, 2014 Rodrigo Prado, a civil engineer and director of USONIC Ltda. in Puerto Montt, Chile, is the winner of the Global Aquaculture Alliance’s Preferred Freezer Services Global Aquaculture Innovation & Leadership Award. The winner was announced on Day 2 of GAA’s GOAL 2014 conference in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, on Oct. 9. USONIC’s […]

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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 […]