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    GAA, ASC, GLOBALG.A.P. Pilot Combined Audit Checklists

    The Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA), Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) and GLOBALG.A.P. on April 22 took a significant step forward in executing their memorandum of understanding (MoU) at Seafood Expo Global (SEG) in Brussels, Belgium, on April 22. The three standards-setting organizations — which are working collaboratively to increase efficiency and reduce duplication in the auditing process […]

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    NAQUA Accepts ‘Commitment to Excellence’ Award

    The Global Aquaculture Alliance recognized National Aquaculture Group (NAQUA) with its “Commitment to Excellence” award at Seafood Expo Global (SEG) in Brussels, Belgium, on April 21. NAQUA was recognized for achieving four-star Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) status in January. Pictured from left to right are Eng. Jaber Mohamed Al-Shehri, deputy minister of the Ministry of […]

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    Red Lobster’s Nelson Griffin Joins GAA Board

    Nelson Griffin of Red Lobster Seafood Company 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 April. Griffin is VP of supply chain for Red Lobster, based in Orlando, Florida, USA. He is responsible for leading all supply chain-related activities […]

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    Skretting, Sunnyvale Seafood Newest GAA Members

    A warm welcome to Sunnyvale Seafood Co. Inc., GAA’s newest governing member, and Skretting, GAA’s newest sustaining member. Sunnyvale Seafood is the U.S. sales arm of Zhanjiang Guolian Aquatic Products Co. Ltd. a large-scale, fully integrated aquaculture producer of shrimp and tilapia. Based in China, Guolian operates facilities for breeding, feed manufacturing, farming and processing. […]

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    Chinese, Vietnamese Exhibitors Tour Boston-Area Retail Outlets

    On the eve of Seafood Expo North America (SENA) on March 14, the Global Aquaculture Alliance hosted two half-day tours of retail outlets in the Boston, Massachusetts, area. The tour gave SENA exhibitors from China and Vietnam the opportunity to view first hand their seafood products on display at Wegmans, Stop & Shop and BJ’s […]

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    GAA Reiterates Its Commitment To Social Justice

    In light of media reports of worker abuse in the seafood supply chain, the Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) reiterates that it’s fully committed to social justice as one of the 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 […]

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    BAP Among Certification Schemes Undergoing GSSI Pilot Testing

    The Global Aquaculture Alliance’s Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) is among the third-party seafood certification schemes that are about to undergo pilot testing against the Global Sustainable Seafood Initiative’s (GSSI) updated Global Benchmark Tool. The announcement came during Seafood Expo North America in Boston, Massachusetts, USA, on March 17. GSSI’s updated Global Benchmark Tool include GSSI […]

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    Nine Companies Recognized For ‘Commitment to Excellence’

    The Global Aquaculture Alliance recognized nine companies with its “Commitment to Excellence” award at Seafood Expo North America (SENA) in Boston, Massachusetts, USA, on March 16. The companies were recognized for achieving four-star Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) status within recent months. There are now a total of 18 four-star BAP companies. The companies are C.P. Vietnam […]

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    Stronger Online Presence For GAA, BAP

    The Global Aquaculture Alliance has strengthened its online presence by re-launching its websites — www.gaalliance.org and bap.gaalliance.org — designed to better communicate its mission of advocating, educating and demonstrating responsible aquaculture practices to feed and employ future generations. The new GAA and Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) websites made their official debut at Seafood Expo North […]