Category GAA Academy

  • Fundamental Labor Rights

    The seafood industry has recently faced much-published cases of slavery on fishing vessels and use of child labor in some parts of aquaculture. While these extreme cases only concern part of these sectors, they tarnish their reputations, and raise concerns in consumers and investors. Addressing social issues and workers’ rights is therefore not only a […]

  • Worker Safety and Health

    The repercussions from deficits in occupational safety and health can be severe and have long-term physical, emotional, and social impacts for individuals and their families. OSH deficits also have repercussions for businesses including reputational damage, lost consumer and investor confidence and direct and indirect costs to the business. Responsible aquaculture business is about promoting the […]

  • Community Relations

    Aquaculture can be an important contributor to local employment and social and economic development, especially in remote rural areas where opportunities are limited. Yet aquaculture has sometimes been criticized for its detrimental effects on surrounding communities through negative environmental or social impacts. Aquaculture facilities can take a number of steps to ensure positive and productive […]