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Articles

  • 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 […]

  • GAA Films

    GAA Films Debuts Episode 4: ‘Aloha for This Place’

    GAA Films, the Global Aquaculture Alliance’s documentary short film initiative, has debuted its fourth episode. Titled “Aloha for This Place,” the eight-minute episode follows the lives of three young fish farmers living on the Big Island of Hawaii. The episode explores what “being Hawaiian” means to these non-native residents and how farming fish affects their […]

  • Newsroom

    Global Seafood Assurances Launched to Address Gaps in Aquaculture, Fisheries Certification

    Global Seafood Assurances (GSA), a new, independent, not-for-profit organization established to meet marketplace and public expectations for assurances across the board in aquaculture and fisheries officially launched at Seafood Expo Global in Brussels, Belgium, on April 25. The Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) spearheaded the formation of the organization and will initially fund its operations. The […]

  • Membership

    Q&A with Donna Lanzetta of Manna Fish Farms

    Editor’s note: In 2018, the Global Aquaculture Alliance will spotlight various members dedicated to GAA’s mission of responsible aquaculture. Membership starts at only $50 for individuals and $500 for businesses. Start utilizing our extensive benefits. Featured this month is Donna Lanzetta of Manna Fish Farms in New York. Tell us about your background. I’m a lifelong seafood […]

  • Advocacy

    Salty Farmer Stories – Coming Soon to Prime Time Thanks to Good Catch

    Note: The following is a guest post by Heidi Hanson of Warner Hanson Television. Heidi is currently in production on Good Catch, a national Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) series and educational outreach campaign to promote sustainable seafood. GAA is a proud key sponsor of this initiative. Hungry for the stories of our salty farmers? Good […]

  • Leadership

    What Is An Aquaculture Innovation?

    Six years ago, the Global Aquaculture Alliance established the Global Aquaculture Innovation Award to recognize individuals and companies finding new solutions to the key challenges facing aquaculture. So what is an aquaculture innovation? Examples include technologies that mitigate the occurrence of animal diseases or parasites, or that reduce or eliminate the use of antibiotics to […]

  • Newsroom

    Join GAA In Brussels For Next Phase In Responsible Seafood

    Once again this year, the Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) is exhibiting at Seafood Expo Global (SEG) in Brussels, Belgium, with a number of activities on the docket, including a big announcement. Held at the Brussels Exhibition Centre, SEG is the world’s largest seafood exposition. Last year, the three-day event drew more than 28,500 seafood professionals […]

  • Education

    Where Does My Seafood Come From?

    Most of us are aware of seafood’s nutritional benefits. It’s high in heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids and vitamins such as D and B2 and low in saturated fat. It’s an ideal source of minerals such as iodine, iron, magnesium, potassium and zinc. Seafood provides more than 3.1 billion people with almost 20 percent of their average […]

  • Opportunities and Resources

    Six Things You May Not Know About The Global Aquaculture Advocate

    As the Global Aquaculture Alliance’s magazine celebrates its 20th anniversary this year, we thought we’d take the opportunity to thank our loyal readers for years of support while familiarizing new readers with what the Global Aquaculture Advocate has to offer.   Mission Based From its humble beginnings in George Chamberlain’s living room in St. Louis to GAA’s […]