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Articles

  • 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 […]

  • 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 $5,000 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 […]