Peter Redmond To Depart GAA, BAP
Peter Redmond, vice president of market development for the Global Aquaculture Alliance’s Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) division, is leaving the organization following an eight-year stint in which BAP, the world’s leading third-party aquaculture certification program, grew tremendously.
Redmond has been instrumental in the organization’s growth and the marketplace’s acceptance, and embracement, of the concept of third-party aquaculture certification. He worked with the world’s leading retail and foodservice buyers to incorporate BAP into their sustainable seafood sourcing policies.
In his eight years with the organization, the number of BAP-certified processing plants, farms, hatcheries and feed mills jumped from 141 at the end of December 2008 to 1,165 at the end of March 2016.
“Peter’s ability to understand the needs of the marketplace and communicate that to the production end of the business was paramount to the success of BAP. He was the linchpin connecting the marketplace to the production end of the business,” said GAA Executive Director Wally Stevens. “We wish him well in his next endeavor.”
Redmond came to GAA after 18 years at Walmart, where he acted as senior director of Walmart’s sustainability department and a vice president and divisional merchandise manager of deli and seafood. Between his stints at Walmart and GAA, Redmond formed Epiphany Group, a consultancy specializing in sustainability issues.
The Global Aquaculture Alliance is an international, nonprofit trade association dedicated to advancing environmentally and socially responsible aquaculture. Through the development of its Best Aquaculture Practices certification standards, GAA has become the leading standards-setting organization for aquaculture seafood.