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The Responsible Seafood Conference
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Introducing The New GOAL Experience

 

Virtual Events

GAA’s GOAL 2021 conference begins online on Thursday, April 15. Session 1, “Tomorrow’s Aquaculture Will Be Shaped by Today’s Emerging Technologies,” features an interview with entrepreneur and investor Tony Fadell and a roster of entrepreneurs invested in the future of aquaculture. Open only to GAA individual and corporate members, GAA strategic partners and Best Aquaculture Practices producers and endorsers. Not a GAA member? Join us!

 

In-Person Event

Open to paying registrants only, an in-person event is slated for Seattle, USA, in the fall. Venue and dates to be determined. Contact us for more information.

Spotlights

Featured Topics at 2021 Virtual Events

  • Technology, Innovation & Investment (April 15)
  • COVID-19 Impact on Trade, Sourcing & Consumption (May 13)
  • New Product Development & Innovation (June 10)
  • Social Accountability & Worker Voice (July 15)
  • Animal Health & Welfare
  • Aquafeed & Aquafeed Ingredient Sustainability
  • Paradigm-Shifting Aquaculture Production Systems
  • Aquaculture Production Data & Analysis

Featured Retail & Foodservice Buyers at 2020 Virtual Event

  • Ahold Delhaize
  • JD.com
  • Publix
  • Sam's Club
  • Sysco
  • Tesco
  • US Foods
  • Woolworths Australia

Virtual? In-Person? Take Your Pick

At GAA, we’re as committed as ever to bringing you the latest information on seafood production, sustainability, innovation and market trends. This year, we’re offering a hybrid experience with a series of virtual events beginning April 15, culminating with an in-person event in Seattle in the fall. (Venue and dates to be determined.) Virtual events are open to all GAA individual and corporate members, while the in-person event is open to paying registrants only.

Highlights From Virtual GOAL 2020

Session #2 Summary | This Changes Everything: Paradigm-Shifting Aquaculture Production Systems and the Pioneers Behind Them

Session #2 Summary | This Changes Everything: Paradigm-Shifting Aquaculture Production Systems and the Pioneers Behind Them

Session #3 Summary | Health Check: Updates on Shrimp Disease Management and Finfish Welfare

Session #3 Summary | Health Check: Updates on Shrimp Disease Management and Finfish Welfare

Session #5 Summary | Big Names, Big Targets: The Business Case for Sustainability and Collaboration

Session #5 Summary | Big Names, Big Targets: The Business Case for Sustainability and Collaboration

Session #6 Summary | Predicting the Unpredictable: Seafood Trading, Marketing and Consumption in a COVID-19 World

Session #6 Summary | Predicting the Unpredictable: Seafood Trading, Marketing and Consumption in a COVID-19 World

Session #8 Summary | To The Extremes: Plotting Aquaculture’s Land-Based and Offshore Trajectories

Session #8 Summary | To The Extremes: Plotting Aquaculture’s Land-Based and Offshore Trajectories

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Tokyo, Japan

Aquaculture is a rapidly growing sector where change is fast and often disruptive.

The Global Aquaculture Alliance’s GOAL conference keeps you ahead of the curve. Join other forward-thinking leaders from across the global seafood value chain in reviewing production, sustainability, innovation and market trends. You’ll come away with valuable knowledge, strategic relationships and an understanding of emerging issues and solutions.

Tokyo, Japan
Tokyo, Japan

About GOAL

We value your membership

To show our appreciation for your support, GAA is opening this year’s series of virtual events to all GAA individual and corporate members, with no registration fee. Your support — as well as the support of our sponsors — allows us to continue to act as a voice for responsible aquaculture through pre-competitive activities such as GOAL. A more informed, better educated aquaculture community benefits us all.

The live edition of virtual GOAL 2020 may be over, but the content lives on. For GAA individual and corporate members, recordings of all 10 program sessions featuring 50 speakers and totaling 15 hours are accessible on-demand in the GAA member toolkit, as are PDFs of all presentations.

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Virtual Events

GAA’s GOAL 2021 series of virtual events kicks off April 15 at 11 a.m. EDT with Session 1, “Tomorrow’s Aquaculture Will Be Shaped by Today’s Emerging Technologies.” The two-hour program is anchored by investor and entrepreneur Tony Fadell, who led the team at Apple Computers that created the first generations of the iPod and iPhone. He also co-founded Nest Labs. His current venture, Future Shape, is a global investment and advisory firm with a stake in aquaculture. Joining Fadell are co-hosts Amy Novogratz of Aqua-Spark and Carsten Krome of Hatch Blue, moderator James Wright of the Global Aquaculture Advocate and eight aquaculture entrepreneurs. Click on the dropdown below to view the full program agenda. Open only to GAA individual and corporate members, GAA strategic partners and Best Aquaculture Practices producers and endorsers. No registration is required. Not a GAA member? Join us.

Virtual Event Session 1

Tomorrow’s Aquaculture Will Be Shaped by Today’s Emerging Technologies

Introduction11:00 am to 11:02 am

Innovative processes and tools — on the water and online — are speeding aquaculture’s evolution. Session 1 will explore how new technologies are making aquaculture more efficient, sustainable, profitable and humane. What does it take to bring new ideas and products to market? Join Global Aquaculture Advocate Editor James Wright in a discussion with investors and entrepreneurs about the many opportunities and challenges that aquaculture presents.

  • Moderator:  James Wright Global Aquaculture Alliance
Q&A: Foundational Deep Technology (Part 1)11:02 am to 11:12 am

Guest hosts Carsten Krome of Hatch Blue and Amy Novogratz of Aqua-Spark join Global Aquaculture Advocate Editor James Wright for a 10-minute high-level discussion about transformational change in aquaculture, led by innovation and investment.

  • Speaker:  Carsten Krome Hatch Blue
  • Speaker:  Amy Novogratz Aqua-Spark
  • Moderator:  James Wright Global Aquaculture Alliance
Keynote Address11:12 am to 11:38 am

Tony Fadell is an active investor and entrepreneur whose 30-year-plus career includes a decade with Apple Computers, during which he headed the team that created the first 18 generations of the iPod and the first three generations of the iPhone. His current venture, Future Shape, is a global investment and advisory firm coaching engineers, scientists and startups working on foundational deep technology. Fadell, who also founded Nest, the company that pioneered the “Internet of Things,” will talk with Global Aquaculture Advocate Editor James Wright about bringing technology from the lab to our lives. Over the course of his career, Fadell has authored more than 300 patents.

  • Speaker:  Tony Fadell Future Shape
  • Moderator:  James Wright Global Aquaculture Alliance
Q&A: Foundational Deep Technology (Part 2)11:38 am to 11:48 am

Following Tony Fadell’s keynote address, guest hosts Carsten Krome and Amy Novogratz rejoin James Wright for a 15-minute high-level discussion about transformational change in aquaculture.

  • Speaker:  Carsten Krome Hatch Blue
  • Speaker:  Amy Novogratz Aqua-Spark
  • Moderator:  James Wright Global Aquaculture Alliance
Intermission: Sponsored Content & Trivia11:48 am to 12:03 am
Show & Tell: Emerging Aquaculture Technologies (Batch 1)12:03 am to 12:28 pm

Some of the world’s leading minds in aquaculture technology pitch their innovations.

  • Speaker:  Tony Chen Manolin
  • Speaker:  Evan Hall Wittaya Aqua
  • Speaker:  Rajamanohar Somasundaram AquaConnect
  • Speaker:  Ben Renquist Genetirate
Intermission: Sponsored Content & Trivia12:28 pm to 12:43 pm
Show & Tell: Emerging Aquaculture Technologies (Batch 2)12:43 pm to 1:08 pm

Some of the world’s leading minds in aquaculture technology pitch their innovations.

  • Speaker:  Katarzyna Pala Fish Farm Solutions
  • Speaker:  Matthew Tebeau Proteon Pharmaceuticals
  • Speaker:  Chelsea Andrews APAC XpertSea
  • Speaker:  Nathan Pyne-Carter Ace Aquatec
Audience Q&A1:08 pm to 1:23 pm

Use the question-and-answer chat feature to interact with speakers.

  • Speaker:  Carsten Krome Hatch Blue
  • Speaker:  Amy Novogratz Aqua-Spark
  • Moderator:  James Wright Global Aquaculture Alliance

Special Features


Aquaculture Innovation Award Finalists 2020

Global Aquaculture Innovation Award

In 2012, GAA established the competition to recognize individuals and companies finding new solutions to the key challenges facing aquaculture. Applications for the 2021 competition will be accepted beginning in April. In 2020, the three finalists were Mark Luecke of Prairie AquaTech, Simão Zacarias of the University of Stirling and Pablo Berner of Nuseed. By audience vote, Zacarias was selected as the winner for his work on the shrimp-hatchery practice of unilateral eyestalk ablation.

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Access the Marketplace

The world’s leading retail and foodservice seafood buyers are always well represented at GOAL, whether virtual or in-person. Buyers play a key role in influencing aquaculture production practices through their corporate social responsibility policies and associated sourcing specifications. Among the companies represented at virtual GOAL 2020 were Ahold Delhaize, JD.com, Publix, Sam’s Club, Sysco, Tesco, US Foods and Woolworths Australia.

Virtual GOAL Live Stream


GAA Lifetime Achievement Award 2020

Lifetime Achievement Award

GAA recognizes individuals who have made an enduring advancement in the field of aquaculture, admired for their integrity, leadership and commitment to responsible aquaculture. In 2019, GAA honored John Galiher, founder and CEO of cold-storage provider Preferred Freezer Services (now Lineage Logistics), and Brahmanandam Potru, founder and CEO of Indian shrimp producer Devi Seafoods. Past recipients include I. Chiu Liao, Chingchai Lohawatanakul, Nguyen Dzung, Li Sifa, Ken Morrison, George Williams, Peder Jacobson, Bjorn Myrseth, Don Lightner, Bill Herzig and Wally Stevens. In 2018, the award was renamed the Wallace R. Stevens Lifetime Achievement Award in honor of GAA CEO Wally Stevens. In 2020, there were no recipients.

Become a Sponsor

Sponsorship packages are available for the virtual events as well as the in-person event. Virtual: Sponsor a series of half-day virtual events between April and October and receive more than 360,000 impressions across GAA’s communications channels. In-Person: Commit now, pay later. Sponsor a social/networking activity at the in-person event in Seattle. Click here for GOAL 2021 sponsorship details. Your support through sponsorship allows us to continue to act as a voice for responsible aquaculture through pre-competitive activities such as GOAL.

 

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GOAL 2020

 

The live edition of virtual GOAL 2020 may be over, but the content lives on. For GAA individual and corporate members, recordings of all 10 program sessions featuring 50 speakers and totaling 15 hours are accessible on-demand in the GAA member toolkit, as are PDFs of all presentations. Not a GAA member? Join us.

The GOAL conference began its evolution in 2020 with its first-ever virtual event. Held from Oct. 5 to 8, the virtual event attracted 800 active attendees, replacing the in-person event in Tokyo, Japan, postponed to 2021 due to COVID-19. With the uncertainty of the pandemic, GAA has decided to again postpone the in-person event in Tokyo to 2022 and instead hold a face-to-face meeting in Seattle in the fall. (Venue and dates to be announced.)

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Past GOAL Presentations

Click on the GOAL logo to access presentations from that year. Presentations from GOAL 2019 are currently available to GAA members only in the GAA member toolkit. Log in to your GAA member account to access those presentations.

GOAL 2020 Presentations

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. Not a GAA member? Join us.

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