Azerbaijan Fish Farm LLC has achieved Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP), the Global Seafood Alliance (GSA) has announced. Azerbaijan Fish Farm is the first sturgeon breeding farm with a focus on caviar production to receive BAP certification. The certification not only recognizes AFF’s commitment to sustainability but also solidifies its position as the world’s first sturgeon
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The Global Seafood Alliance’s “Spotlight Stories” highlight certified producers around the world and the stories of the people behind them. This Spotlight Story features MainStream Aquaculture, a BAP-certified barramundi producer in Australia. What inspired you to become involved in the seafood industry? Dr. Paul Harrison was inspired to feed the world with delicious, sustainably produced
The Global Seafood Alliance Climate Action and Sourcing (CAS) Vanguard Standard is now available for public comment, GSA announced on Aug. 17. The 60-day public comment period ends on Oct. 15. GSA’s Vanguard program is an initiative created to highlight producers that are leaders in the seafood industry. Producers that are part of this initiative
The Global Seafood Alliance (GSA) is pleased to announce two promotions on its senior management team. Steven Hart has been promoted to Senior Vice President of Market Development and Mike Kocsis has been promoted to Chief Strategy Officer. As SVP of Market Development, Hart oversees GSA’s market development team, which engages with retailers, foodservice operators
The Global Seafood Alliance’s “Spotlight Stories” highlight Best Aquaculture Practices-certified facilities around the world and the stories of the people behind them. This Spotlight Story features Kılıç Deniz, a BAP-certified sea bass and sea bream producer in Turkey. What is the history of your company and its roots in aquaculture? Our family has been part
The Global Seafood Alliance (GSA) is proud to host the 9th annual China Seafood Summit once again this year, ahead of the China Fisheries & Seafood Expo (CFSE) (October 25-27). The event will take place in Qingdao, China on October 24, 2023 from 14:00-17:30, the day before CFSE begins. The event exists to help producers
The Global Seafood Alliance (GSA) recently conducted a survey of about 3,400 consumers in China to better understand consumer purchasing decisions and the influence and awareness of the Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) label. A total of 3,403 consumers were surveyed by a third-party, with about two-thirds of survey respondents being born in 1990 or later.
The Global Seafood Alliance (GSA) is pleased to announce that retail seafood veteran Steve Disko is joining the organization’s market development team, representing GSA’s Best Aquaculture Practices and Best Seafood Practices certification programs. Disko worked at Schnuck Markets Inc. for more than 36 years, acting as seafood category manager for the last 13 of those
The Global Seafood Alliance (GSA) on July 26, 2023, published its 2022 Annual Report. At the heart of GSA’s fifth annual report is GSA’s commitment to its mission of being “dedicated to advancing responsible seafood practices through education, advocacy and third-party assurances”, to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), as well as the nonprofit
To celebrate U.S. National Seafood Month in October, the Global Seafood Alliance will launch a new consumer education campaign, “Choose Seafood with Standards,” focused on increasing consumer awareness of GSA’s Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certification program. Designed to build on the momentum created during GSA’s first consumer education campaign last year, this year’s effort will
The Global Seafood Alliance, The Center for Responsible Seafood (TCRS) and Choice Canning Co. on June 21, 2023, signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) designed to uplift small-scale aquaculture farmers in India by offering more education and training opportunities on responsible aquaculture practices. Dubbed the Responsible Farming Practices, the two-year initiative is meant to bring
Why Saint John? Every year, the Global Seafood Alliance’s annual conference, the Responsible Seafood Summit (formerly GOAL), is hosted in a different country. This year, the location is New Brunswick, Canada, selected for its diverse seafood community and the example the region sets for responsible aquaculture and fisheries. Join us at the Saint John Delta Hotel located
With the assistance of partner company Shokuyu Co. Ltd., Srimic Exports Pvt. Ltd.’s shrimp processing plant in Sri Lanka has attained Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certification, exemplifying Srimic’s commitment to food safety, environmental responsibility, social responsibility, animal health and welfare, and traceability. It is the second processing plant in Sri Lanka to earn the distinction.
The Global Seafood Alliance (GSA) is pleased to announce two promotions on its senior management team. Chris Weeks has been promoted to VP of program integrity. Weeks joined GSA, then the Global Aquaculture Alliance, in 2017. He was promoted to program integrity manager in 2019 and director in 2021. As VP of program integrity, Weeks
SanLei, which produces trout in the Kingdom of Lesotho, has achieved Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certification, the Global Seafood Alliance (GSA) announced in June. SanLei’s farm and hatchery are the first in Lesotho to attain BAP certification, as well as the first farm and hatchery in Southern Africa to earn the distinction. They currently are
The Vanguard Enhanced Social Standard (ESS) Issue 1.0 is available for public comment, the Global Seafood Alliance (GSA) announced on June 29. The 60-day public comment period ends on August 27. The Enhanced Social Standard is a GSA Vanguard standard developed to be used by seafood processing facilities for a more in-depth social audit. An
The Global Seafood Alliance Seafood Processing Standard (SPS) Issue 6.0 is available for public comment, GSA announced on June 29. The 60-day public comment period ends on August 27. SPS Issue 6.0 has been restructured to include a core set of requirements for all processing plants, with separate modules to accommodate production processes that may
Calimax, a seafood vendor and distributer in Ibiza, Spain, has joined the growing list of retailers, foodservice operators and distribution companies worldwide that are Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) and Best Seafood Practices (BSP) market endorsers. Founded in 1977, Calimax sells and distributes seafood to hotels, restaurants and shops in Ibiza and throughout the Balearic Islands.