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  • GOAL

    GOAL 2018: Tour Ecuador’s Thriving Shrimp Sector

    The Global Aquaculture Alliance is currently offering three industry tours immediately before and after its GOAL 2018 conference in Guayaquil, Ecuador, from Sept. 25 to 27. Check out this slide show for information on each tour. To confirm your participation, register for the conference and select the appropriate tour or tours when prompted. Transportation is […]

  • Education

    The Forgotten Pillar: Four Facts About Seafood’s Food-Safety Record

    When asked about seafood sustainability, what comes to mind? Environmental responsibility? Social responsibility? Animal welfare? While all three are pillars of seafood sustainability, there’s a fourth pillar that, unfortunately, is often left out of the equation — food safety. Food safety refers to the handling, preparing and storing of food in a way that reduces the […]

  • Education

    Celebrate World Oceans Day with Responsible Seafood

    The Global Aquaculture Alliance wants you to celebrate World Oceans Day with responsible seafood. Choosing sustainably farmed seafood takes pressure off precious ocean resources. Let’s break it down: Throughout history, we’ve relied on the oceans to provide essential nutrients, including seafood. The growing demand for seafood (there will be 9.6 billion residents on Earth by […]

  • Leadership

    In His Own Words: Wally Stevens Talks Global Seafood Assurances

    At Seafood Expo Global in Brussels, Belgium, on April 25, Global Seafood Assurances (GSA) — a new, independent, not-for-profit organization established to meet marketplace and public expectations for assurances in aquaculture and fisheries — made its official debut. With about 120 seafood professionals in attendance, Wally Stevens, executive director of the Global Aquaculture Alliance, which […]

  • Leadership

    Talking Points: What is Global Seafood Assurances?

    Editor’s note: The following talking points further explain the concept of Global Seafood Assurances, the new, independent, not-for-profit organization that the Global Aquaculture Alliance launched at Seafood Expo Global in April. What is GSA? Global Seafood Assurances (GSA) is a new, independent, not-for-profit organization launched to provide comprehensive, credible supply-chain assurances for farm-raised and wild-caught […]

  • GAA Films

    ‘Where There Is Trout’ Documentary Short Film Wins Award

    The Global Aquaculture Alliance is delighted to announce that one of its documentary short films by GAA Films won an award at the Mexico International Film Festival. The announcement came on May 31 at a screening of GAA Films’ four documentary short films at the Gulf of Maine Research Institute (GMRI) in Portland, Maine. Held […]

  • Advocacy

    Make Aquaculture a Pillar of the Community

    Editor’s note: The following is a guest blog post by chef, author and seafood advocate Barton Seaver. GAA and Seaver announced a partnership in early 2018 to raise public awareness of responsible aquaculture and the importance of sourcing seafood with provenance. Indulge me in a bit of a mental exercise, if you will. Imagine a traditional farm […]

  • Leadership

    GAA Partners with The Economist for Sustainability Summit

    The Global Aquaculture Alliance is teaming up with The Economist for its Sustainability Summit as a supporting association. The Sustainability Summit takes place at Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel in Chicago on June 5. This year’s theme is, “From resources to capital markets: Long-term strategy for a short-term world.” GAA members are encouraged to use the […]

  • Leadership

    Talking Points in Response to ‘False Promise of Certification’

    Editor’s note: The following is in response to a report questioning the validity of sustainability certification programs. Crafted by the Changing Markets Foundation, the May 3 report, titled “The False Promise of Certification,” does not cite the Global Aquaculture Alliance’s Best Aquaculture Practices third-party certification program. The “The False Promise of Certification” report is built on […]