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  • Leadership

    Trade Wars Do No Good, Hurt Seafood Sustainability Efforts

    The Global Aquaculture Alliance’s vision is a world that embraces and enables the role of responsibly farmed seafood in meeting global nutrition needs. However, that vision is clouded when nations become embroiled in trade wars. Currently, a trade war is escalating between the world’s two largest economies, the United States and China (last year alone, the […]

  • General

    GAA Joins #benefishal Campaign

    If we who know aquaculture best won’t speak up in its defense, we’ll never realize its potential.” – CleanFish If you are in the aquaculture industry, it’s likely you’ve been asked, “Isn’t farmed fish bad?” or “Isn’t farmed fish unsafe?” at some point. Despite the environmental, social and technological advancements the sector has made in […]

  • General

    GAA, GSA at Brussels: Highlights from Seafood’s Biggest Stage

    The Global Aquaculture Alliance is once again exhibiting at Seafood Expo Global (SEG) in Brussels, Belgium, from May 7 to 9, 2019. Here are the highlights from the three-day show, which an included a series of presentations in GAA exhibit 7-1405 and the Wednesday luncheon “Beyond 2020: A New World of Assurances.” […]

  • Leadership

    Open letter to Patagonia: Let’s not forget that we’re all in the same boat

    Last night, members of the Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) staff attended a local screening of “Artifishal,” a documentary film produced by outdoor apparel company Patagonia. The film questions the role of fish hatcheries in supplementing recreational and commercial salmon and trout fisheries in the Pacific Northwest, alleging they do more harm than good for wild […]

  • Advocacy

    First Overarching Study for South-East Asian Fishmeal Industry Provides Recommendations

    The Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) and IFFO, the Marine Ingredients Organisation, have today released the findings from a joint-funded project which improves the understanding of the fisheries of South East Asia which supply raw material for fishmeal production. The report was produced by Duncan Leadbitter (Fish Matter Pty Ltd) after approximately 10 months of data […]

  • Education

    What Is the Environmental Impact of Aquaculture?

    Editor’s note: This post is part of the Aquaculture 101 series. Aquaculture 101 is an educational campaign that the GAA is carrying out throughout 2019. The mission of the campaign is to spread awareness about basic aquaculture facts and information to those who might not know about aquaculture, or those who might be skeptical of […]

  • Membership

    GAA and World Aquaculture Society Announce Strategic Partnership

    This week, the Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) and the World Aquaculture Society (WAS), two well-respected membership organizations, entered into a Strategic Partnership with the intent to provide more resources to their combined member base and drive mutual goals in the name of advancing responsible aquaculture. The Global Aquaculture Alliance’s vision statement, “A world that embraces […]

  • Newsroom

    Chamberlain Keynotes Animal Health Conference in Chile

    Global Aquaculture Alliance President George Chamberlain was a keynote speaker at the World Organization for Animal Health’s Global Conference on Aquatic Animal Health in Santiago, Chile, from April 2 to 4. Featuring more than 30 speakers, the conference highlighted the critical contribution of aquatic animal health programs to improving aquaculture productivity and sustainability. It also […]

  • Newsroom

    Wednesday Luncheon Anchors GAA Activities in Brussels

    Last year, the Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) made a big splash on one of the world’s biggest seafood stages with the launch of Global Seafood Assurances (GSA), a new, independent, not-for-profit organization established to provide credible supply-chain assurances for farmed and wild seafood while addressing gaps in aquaculture and fisheries certification. This year, GAA once […]

  • Newsroom

    GAA Welcomes Five New Directors to its Board

    The Global Aquaculture Alliance is pleased to announce the addition of five new directors to its 20-member board. The transition came on March 16, when the board gathered for its biannual meeting at Seafood Expo North America in Boston. The new directors are Eric Bloom, president of U.S.-based importer Eastern Fish, who replaces his brother, […]