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  • Newsroom

    GAA Accepts $435,000 Grant to Develop Best Practices for Animal Welfare

    This month, the Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) via the Responsible Aquaculture Foundation (RAF) accepted a $435,000 grant from the Open Philanthropy Project to develop best practices for animal welfare for salmonids, tilapia and channel catfish. As part of the two-year grant, GAA will identify best practices for animal welfare by surveying existing commercial practices, reviewing […]

  • Leadership

    Giving thanks, and wrapping up a productive 2017

    In 2017, the Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) celebrated its 20th anniversary, and with it came growth and change within the organization. As the year comes to a close, we’d like to take the opportunity to thank our industry friends for supporting and participating in our pre-competitive activities. Here are some of the highlights of 2017: […]

  • Newsroom

    GAA’s Jeff Fort Takes on Role as COO

    The Global Aquaculture Alliance announced in late November that Jeff Fort has agreed to take on the role of chief operating officer, effectively immediately, in addition to his existing role as chief financial officer, a position he has held with the organization since 2012. Fort has been involved with GAA since its inception in 1997. […]

  • Education

    The Current State of Seaweed: Part II

    The growth of the seaweed aquaculture industry is good for the economy and good for the ocean. The process of growing seaweed is environmentally friendly. Apart from planting the seeds and ensuring the seaweed is in a clean environment, seaweed often does not need feed or additional attention. The plants can grow naturally. Seaweed farms […]

  • Newsroom

    GAA Seeks Standards Oversight Committee Member

    The Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) is looking to fill an open position on its 12-member Standards Oversight Committee (SOC). The position is for a representative of the non-governmental conservation community. GAA coordinates the development of the Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certification standards for seafood processing plants, farms, hatcheries and feed mills. The standards are developed […]

  • Newsroom

    AlgaPrime™ DHA Wins Global Aquaculture Innovation Award

    Congratulations to TerraVia and Bunge Oils for their AlgaPrime™ DHA aquaculture feed ingredient, recipient of the Global Aquaculture Alliance’s (GAA) fifth annual Global Aquaculture Innovation Award, sponsored by Preferred Freezer Services. Walt Rakitsky, Ph.D., senior VP of emerging business at TerraVia, will accept the award and give a presentation at GAA’s GOAL 2017 conference at […]

  • Opportunities and Resources

    GAA Offers New Social Responsibility Aquaculture Courses

    The Global Aquaculture Alliance has launched new social responsibility aquaculture courses. Written by social development consultant Birgitte Krogh-Poulsen, a member of GAA’s Standards Oversight Committee, the courses address social responsibility as an essential element of aquaculture. The course lessons cover fundamental labor rights, worker safety and health, and community relations. The course lessons are geared […]

  • Newsroom

    Industry Veteran Greg Brown To Lead BAP Program Integrity

    The Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) is delighted to announce that it has hired industry veteran Greg Brown to take on the role of BAP program integrity manager for its Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) third-party certification program. Brown comes to GAA with a wealth of knowledge in a variety of fields, including auditing and certification, quality […]

  • Leadership

    Wally Stevens Inducted into Boston Seafood Hall of Fame

    Congratulations to Global Aquaculture Alliance’s Wally Stevens, who was inducted into the Boston Seafood Hall of Fame by the Boston Fisheries Foundation during the 6th Annual Boston Seafood Festival on Aug. 13. Stevens was honored as the 2017 inductee for his nearly 50 years of work in the seafood industry promoting responsible practices. Over the […]

  • Education

    The Current State of Seaweed: Part 1

    When we talk about aquaculture, we often forget to discuss aquatic plants, particularly seaweed. Seaweed is an essential part of the aquaculture industry and continues to rise in importance every year. Global aquatic plant production more than doubled between 2000 and 2014 to a total of 27.31 million tons, wet-weight (1). For perspective, that weighs more […]