Topic Wally Stevens

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    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 […]

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    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 […]

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    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 […]

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    Letter from GAA’s Wally Stevens on COVID-19

    These are certainly unprecedented times. As we navigate through the uncharted waters of novel coronavirus (COVID-19), know that the Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) remains zeroed in on its mission — to promote responsible aquaculture practices through education, advocacy and demonstration. Some of you are concerned about the impact of COVID-19 on GAA’s Best Aquaculture Practices […]

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    Wally Stevens Honored with 2018 GAA Lifetime Achievement Award

    The Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) is proud to announce that Wally Stevens is the recipient of this year’s GAA Lifetime Achievement Award. Stevens accepted the recognition, which has been renamed the Wallace R. Stevens Lifetime Achievement Award in his honor, at GAA’s GOAL 2018 conference in Guayaquil, Ecuador, on Wednesday, Sept. 26. “The thrill of […]

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    GAA’s New Executive Director Arrives in New Hampshire

    The Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) is pleased to welcome Andrew Mallison to its brand new headquarters in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, USA. Mallison accepted the role as GAA’s executive director in February, and his first official day with GAA was Aug. 6. Mallison comes to GAA from IFFO-The Marine Ingredients Organisation, where he had acted as […]

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    In His Own Words: Wally Stevens Talks Global Seafood Assurances

    At Seafood Expo Global in Brussels, Belgium, on April 25, Global Seafood Assurances (GSA) — a new, independent, not-for-profit organization established to meet marketplace and public expectations for assurances in aquaculture and fisheries — made its official debut. With about 120 seafood professionals in attendance, Wally Stevens, executive director of the Global Aquaculture Alliance, which […]

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    Global Seafood Assurances Launched to Address Gaps in Aquaculture, Fisheries Certification

    Global Seafood Assurances (GSA), a new, independent, not-for-profit organization established to meet marketplace and public expectations for assurances across the board in aquaculture and fisheries officially launched at Seafood Expo Global in Brussels, Belgium, on April 25. The Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) spearheaded the formation of the organization and will initially fund its operations. The […]

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    GAA Announces Leadership Transition

    The Global Aquaculture Alliance on Feb. 15 announced a transition in its leadership. Industry veteran Andrew Mallison is joining GAA as executive director, as Wally Stevens, who has been in the role since 2007, steps aside to focus on other strategic ventures within the organization. Stevens will stay on as executive director through the transition, […]

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    GAA’s Jeff Fort Takes on Role as COO

    The Global Aquaculture Alliance announced in late November that Jeff Fort has agreed to take on the role of chief operating officer, effectively immediately, in addition to his existing role as chief financial officer, a position he has held with the organization since 2012. Fort has been involved with GAA since its inception in 1997. […]