Topic salmon farming

  • Leadership

    Justin Trudeau’s Mandate Detrimental to Responsible Aquaculture Movement

    Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s mandate to phase out ocean net pen salmon farming in British Columbia is detrimental not only to the region’s thriving aquaculture sector but also to the push for responsible aquaculture globally. Perhaps no region has embraced the Global Aquaculture Alliance’s Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) third-party certification program as much as […]

  • Leadership

    GAA Responds to BBC Panorama’s ‘Salmon Farming Exposed’

    In response to the May 20 BBC report “Salmon Farming Exposed,” the Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) has issued the following statement: GAA is aware of the May 20 BBC report “Salmon Farming Exposed” and is working with its partners in Scotland to apprise policymakers, retailers, the public and other stakeholders of the work that’s being […]

  • Leadership

    Open letter to Patagonia: Let’s not forget that we’re all in the same boat

    Last night, members of the Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) staff attended a local screening of “Artifishal,” a documentary film produced by outdoor apparel company Patagonia. The film questions the role of fish hatcheries in supplementing recreational and commercial salmon and trout fisheries in the Pacific Northwest, alleging they do more harm than good for wild […]

  • Newsroom

    GAA Report Identifies Steps for Better Management Of Harmful Algal Blooms

    The Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) on May 30 published a report detailing the series of massive harmful algal blooms (HABs) that impacted southern Chile in early 2016 and identifying steps that can be taken to enhance algal blooms management, which resulted in extreme losses of farmed and wild finfish as well as widespread paralytic shellfish […]

  • Newsroom

    GAA Spearheading Initiative To Reduce SRS In Farmed Salmon In Chile

    Together with Multiexport Foods S.A. (“Multiexport”), Mitsui & Co., Ltd. (“Mitsui Tokyo”) and the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch® program, the Global Aquaculture Alliance is spearheading an initiative in Chile aimed at contributing to a reduction in the incidence of Salmonid Rickettsial Septicaemia (SRS) in farmed salmon. The Piscirickettsia salmonis, or SRS, an endemic intercellular […]

  • Newsroom

    Mucosal Mapping Method Wins Innovation and Leadership Award

    Congratulations to Norway’s Quantidoc AS, winner of the Global Aquaculture Alliance’s fourth annual Preferred Freezer Services Global Aquaculture Innovation & Leadership Award. University of Bergen Professor Karin Pittman (pictured at right) will accept the award for Quantidoc’s mucosal mapping technology at GAA’s GOAL 2016 conference at the White Swan Hotel in Guangzhou, China, on Thursday, […]

  • Leadership

    GAA Statement on AquAdvantage Salmon

    GAA has published the following statement on AquAdvantage Salmon: On Nov. 19, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the production, sale and consumption of AquaBounty’s AquAdvantage® Salmon. AquAdvantage Salmon may be raised only at two land-based, closed-containment facilities in Canada and Panama. The facilities would be eligible to apply for Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) third-party […]