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Topic farmed shrimp

  • Newsroom

    Canada’s CBC Set To Air Exposé On Shrimp, Antimicrobial Resistance

    On Friday, March 15, the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. (CBC) is set to air an exposé on its popular consumer-watchdog program, Marketplace, on shrimp and antimicrobial resistance (AMR) titled “Testing Shrimp for Superbugs.” Due to the nature of the segment and its conversations with the CBC, the Global Aquaculture Alliance is concerned that the TV network […]

  • Newsroom

    GAA Sponsors Aquaculture Innovation Challenge, Winners to Present at GOAL 2019

    The Global Aquaculture Alliance is proud to announce its sponsorship of this year’s Aquaculture Innovation Challenge (AIC). Organized by the Seafood Trade Intelligence Portal (STIP) and announced on Jan. 8, the second competition is open to students and researchers, start-ups and small- and medium-sized enterprises with innovations that result in creating a more sustainable shrimp […]

  • Education

    GAA Films: How One Indonesian Shrimp Farming Family is Planning for the Future

    GAA Films’ fifth documentary short film, which makes its debut at the end of November, tells the story of Rosida Idriss and her daughter, Aanisah Idriss, and their network of black tiger shrimp farms in East Kalimantan, Indonesia. The story is peppered with plotlines that a lot of family-run seafood businesses can attest to — […]

  • Leadership

    GAA’s Chamberlain Talks Future of Shrimp at Aquavision 2018

    Global Aquaculture Alliance President George Chamberlain was among the featured speakers at the Aquavision 2018 conference in Stavanger, Norway, in June. His 30-minute presentation, titled “The rapidly advancing elements of sustainable shrimp farming,” focused on the history and origin of today’s shrimp production systems, challenges and potential solutions moving forward. The Aquavision conference, which has been […]

  • Newsroom

    Bloomberg’s ‘Bad Shrimp’ Story Ignores Role Of Third-Party Aquaculture Certification In Preventing Antibiotic Abuse

    The Global Aquaculture Alliance would like to weigh in on the Dec. 15 Bloomberg Businessweek article “How Antibiotic-Tainted Seafood From China Ends Up on Your Table.” The article failed to address the progress that’s been made in preventing the abuse of antibiotics in aquaculture via third-party certification programs like GAA’s Best Aquaculture Practices and therefore […]

  • Newsroom

    RAF Launches New Online Courses in Chinese, Vietnamese, Spanish

    The Responsible Aquaculture Foundation (RAF) has broadened its online education program with translations in Chinese, Vietnamese and Spanish of courses on managing major shrimp diseases at aquaculture farms and hatcheries. The translated versions of Managing Enterocytozoon hepatopenaei at Shrimp Farms, Managing Enterocytozoon hepatopenaei at Shrimp Hatcheries, Managing Early Mortality Syndrome at Shrimp Farms and Managing […]

  • Newsroom

    RAF Launches Online Educational Lessons For EMS

    The Responsible Aquaculture Foundation (RAF) has developed four online educational modules to help the global shrimp-farming industry better manage early mortality syndrome (EMS). The modules are now available for public consumption. Organized within a course called “Managing Early Mortality Syndrome in Shrimp,” the modules, or lessons, cover the critical aspects of farm and hatchery management, […]

  • Newsroom

    GAA To Exclude Outsourcing Of Shrimp Processing To Prevent Labor Abuse

    The Global Aquaculture Alliance’s Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) third-party certification program on Dec. 15 took a stand against child labor and forced labor in the shrimp supply chain by prohibiting BAP-certified processing plants from outsourcing the processing of shrimp to third-party entities. The prohibition will take effect Jan. 1, 2016. The decision to prohibit the […]