Michael Tlusty: Differentiated schemes drive continual improvement
There are similarities and differences between the various aquaculture certification programs – Best Aquaculture Practices, Aquaculture Stewardship Council, GlobalGAP, etc. – but until recently there has been little publicly available analysis to document those points.
Michael Tlusty, director of ocean sustainability science at the New England Aquarium and the School for the Environment at the University of Massachusetts at Boston, presented “Assessing the Breadth and Depth of Shrimp Aquaculture Certification Schemes” at the Global Aquaculture Alliance’s GOAL 2016 conference in Guangzhou, China, on Sept. 22, 2016.
In his presentation, Tlusty shared findings from several years of analysis focused on shrimp farming, and then addressed the roadmap toward increasing the sustainability of aquaculture production.
To maximize the viewing of this 12-minute video, here are the slides used in his presentation.
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Health & Welfare
Some of the world’s top aquatic animal disease experts shared knowledge about mitigation techniques at the GOAL conference in Guangzhou, China. Topics included sea lice, streptococcus and EHP, which was referred to as the “most insidious” disease impacting shrimp production.
Seafood companies are not only striving to become sustainable and environmentally friendly; they are grappling with social responsibility issues that grab international headlines and rightfully force all links of the supply chain to button up their operations and put human rights above all else.
Innovation & Investment
The Global Aquaculture Alliance’s annual GOAL (Global Outlook for Aquaculture Leadership) conference was held September 19-22 in Guangzhou, China. Click through this photo gallery taken during the three days of the annual event.
On the third and final day of the Global Aquaculture Alliance’s annual GOAL conference, held in Guangzhou, China, the theme of “healthy planet” permeated every presentation. Innovation, investment, efficiency, transparency and improvement are the clarion calls for aquaculture.