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Topic sustainable aquaculture

  • Newsroom

    GAA’s First Ever Annual Report Highlights Accomplishments, Goals

    The Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) is pleased to announce that it has published its first ever annual report. The 32-page 2018 annual report — released on March 14, just prior to the 2019 edition of Seafood Expo North America (SENA) — lays out the 22-year-old organization’s accomplishments and goals for both its pre-competitive advocacy and education […]

  • Leadership

    Melanie Siggs Speaks at Economist’s World Ocean Summit

    Melanie Siggs, director of strategic engagements for the Global Aquaculture Alliance, was among three speakers participating in a panel discussion on sustainable aquaculture at the World Ocean Summit in Abu Dhabi, UAE, on March 6. Organized by The Economist, the conference drew hundreds of attendees from various marine-related sectors, and aquaculture is a more prominent […]

  • 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 — […]

  • Advocacy

    The Key To Aquaculture Advocacy Is Education

    Editor’s note: The following is a guest blog post by chef, author and seafood advocate Barton Seaver. GAA and Seaver recently announced a partnership to raise public awareness of responsible aquaculture and the importance of sourcing seafood with provenance. I live on the coast of Maine where my wife and I have chosen to raise our […]

  • Education

    The Future of Sustainable Aquaculture with Innovative Technology and Practices

    Aquaculture is the world’s fastest growing food industry. It should come as no surprise as it is taxed with the responsibility of feeding a rapidly growing global population. As worldwide seafood consumption increases, sustainable aquaculture must ramp up its production to keep pace with demand. The growth of sustainable aquaculture is imperative to easing pressure […]

  • Education

    Farmed Seafood Health Myths: Why We Should Be Eating More, Not Less

    Myth 1. Farmed seafood isn’t healthy to eat Reality Check: Aquaculture is just as healthy, if not healthier, than wild seafood The diets of farmed seafood are carefully monitored to ensure the fish produced are safe and healthy to consume. Regulations surrounding aquaculture practices are among the most stringent in the world (1). Fisheries strive […]

  • 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

    BAP Sets Sights On 1,500 Certified Facilities

    The Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) third-party certification program is well on track to surpass the 1,500-facility mark in the fourth quarter of 2016. The number of BAP-certified processing plants, farms, hatcheries and feed mills worldwide reached 1,465 at the end of October, with the addition of 35 new BAP-certified facilities. Last month’s total includes 25 […]

  • Newsroom

    Ocean Gala Marine Resources, GAA Sign Cooperation Agreement

    The Global Aquaculture Alliance has signed a cooperation agreement with Ocean Gala Marine Resources in which the two organizations recognize each other’s interest in promoting responsibly farmed seafood. Ocean Gala Marine Resources operates as Chang International in China. Founded in 1994, Chang International is a leading seafood processing and supply company with facilities in Kirkland, […]

  • Newsroom

    GAA Sponsors First Farmed Fish Competition at U.K. ‘Fish Craft Challenge’

    The Global Aquaculture Alliance was proud to sponsor the “Inaugural Aquaculture Challenge” at the National Federation of Fishmongers annual Fish Craft Challenge event, which took place on Aug. 28 in Cleethorpes, on the eastern coast of England. Founded in 1932, the federation hosts the annual competition — typically held over the August Bank Holiday — […]