Topic Global Aquaculture Alliance

  • General

    Global Seafood Alliance Board Meets for First Time Following Global Aquaculture Alliance, Global Seafood Assurances Merger

    The Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) has officially changed its name to the Global Seafood Alliance following votes by the GAA board of directors and the board of directors of its sister organization, Global Seafood Assurances. The new name reflects the merger and the nonprofit organization’s growing involvement in wild fisheries through the addition of the […]

  • Leadership

    As Animal-Welfare Advocates Spotlight Fish, GAA Reemphasizes Its Longtime Commitment To Animal Health And Welfare

    The Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) is calling on animal-welfare advocates to engage in the nonprofit organization’s animal-welfare journey by participating in the Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) standards review process as well as its pre-competitive education and advocacy work on animal welfare. As animal-welfare advocates increasingly spotlight fish and seafood in their campaign work, GAA is […]

  • Leadership

    GAA Appoints Industry Veteran Brian Perkins As COO

    Seafood industry veteran Brian Perkins is joining the Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) as its chief operating officer, the organization announced on Jan. 18, 2021. Perkins comes to GAA with more than 40 years of seafood experience in the certification space as well as in the events and media space. For the past six years, he […]

  • GOAL

    Here’s What You Missed If You Were Unable To Attend GAA’s GOAL 2020 Conference

    The live edition of the Global Aquaculture Alliance’s GOAL 2020 conference may be over, but the content lives on. For GAA individual and corporate members, all 10 program sessions — totaling 15 hours — are accessible on-demand in the GOAL 2020 conference platform and GAA member toolkit, as are PDFs of GOAL 2020 presentations. Held virtually for the first time ever […]

  • Newsroom

    GAA Seeks COO As Organization Becomes More Involved in Wild Fisheries

    The Global Aquaculture Alliance has initiated the search for a chief operating officer, a new role within the organization that will likely evolve into the role of chief executive officer, the organization announced on Nov. 11. The COO will be responsible for managing GAA’s industry-leading Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) third-party certification program, including oversight of […]

  • Membership

    Relaunch of Strategic-Partnership Program Attracts 40 New GAA Members

    The Global Aquaculture Alliance is pleased to announce that since the relaunch of its strategic-partnership program in early September, 40 member-based associations from 26 countries have joined GAA as strategic partners. Thus far, those 40 associations have enrolled a total of about 455 members, but the intention is to embrace the full global aquaculture community. […]

  • Newsroom

    GAA Promotes Three Members of BAP Market Development Team

    The Global Aquaculture Alliance is pleased to announce that it has promoted three individuals on its Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) market development team, who collectively have 60 years of industry experience. Molly Jacques has been promoted to BAP director of market development operations. Previously, Jacques acted as BAP supply chain transparency manager. She has held […]

  • Newsroom

    GAA Defends Cooke Aquaculture’s Bid to Farm Steelhead Trout in Puget Sound

    The Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) defends Cooke Aquaculture in its bid to switch from farming Atlantic salmon to steelhead trout in Washington state’s Puget Sound. In a letter submitted to Washington state’s Department of Ecology as part of a public comment period as Cooke Aquaculture seeks the water-quality permits necessary to make the switch at […]

  • GOAL

    First Ever Virtual GOAL Conference Attracts 800 Active Participants

    The Global Aquaculture Alliance’s GOAL 2020 conference is in the books! Held virtually for the first time ever this year, the event was a success, with more than 4,000 pre-registered attendees, 800 of which logged on to the GOAL platform and application to watch the live stream of at least one of 10 sessions. This […]

  • Newsroom

    Chris Trosin, BAP’s SVP of Business Development, Departs GAA

    The Global Aquaculture Alliance announced on Sept. 10 that Chris Trosin is stepping away from his role as senior VP of business development for Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) to pursue a new endeavor as owner of Metro Lobster & Seafood, a Rhode Island-based wholesaler and retailer. Trosin joined GAA as BAP’s VP of business development […]