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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 […]

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    Marcos Moya To Oversee BAP Facilities Development

    December, 2014 The Global Aquaculture Alliance announced in December that Marcos Moya will be joining the staff of its Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) division on a full-time basis as manager of the BAP facilities development business unit, effective Jan. 1, 2015. Previously, Moya acted as head of BAP’s expansion team in Latin America and Europe […]

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    M&J Seafood’s Mike Berthet Joins GAA Board of Directors

    November, 2014 Mike Berthet of M&J Seafood/Brakes Group has joined the board of directors of the Global Aquaculture Alliance, the leading standards-setting organization for aquaculture seafood. Berthet is director of fish and seafood for M&J Seafood. A qualified chef with 30-plus years of seafood experience, Berthet represents M&J on sustainability issues and ensures that the […]

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    Iain Shone To Continue With GAA As Development Director

    August, 2014 The Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) is delighted to announce that long-time supporter Iain Shone will continue with the organization, acting as its Development Director. Shone has been committed to GAA’s mission of responsible aquaculture for 15 years, supporting the development the Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) third-party certification program from the outset and guiding […]

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    Carson Roper Joins BAP Market Development Team

    April, 2014 The Global Aquaculture Alliance’s Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) division has expanded its market development team with the addition of Carson Roper as BAP’s international business development manager. Roper will work with Peter Redmond, BAP VP of market development, to build and expand relationships with seafood suppliers, distributors, retailers and foodservice operators in Europe […]