News and articles from the Global Seafood Alliance, Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP), and Best Seafood Practices (BSP)

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GSA Stands in Solidarity with British Columbia Salmon Farmers

Global Seafood Alliance (GSA) stands in support of the British Columbia (B.C.) salmon farming sector, especially as the Canadian government is expected to announce its decision regarding salmon farming licensing this spring. Globally, aquaculture plays an increasingly important role in food security – it’s the fastest growing food production system and provides a means to 

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GSA Survey Explores the Prevalence of Shrimp Eyestalk Ablation and Challenges to Adopting Alternative Practices

For decades, the global shrimp farming industry has relied on a breeding technique intended to make hatcheries more efficient. A shrimp’s eyestalk – a protrusion from the animal’s head that contains an eye on the end – contains a complex of glands that influence molting, reproductive maturation and spawning processes. Removing, cutting or pinching the 

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GSA Launches BAP Consumer Websites in French and German

Two new Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) consumer websites in French and German were just launched, the Global Seafood Alliance has announced. The sites contain information on the BAP certification program, information about aquaculture, seafood recipes and nutritional information about seafood’s positive effect on health and wellness. The sites are a key piece of GSA’s efforts 

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GSA Announces Chris van der Kuyl as Keynote Speaker at the Responsible Seafood Summit

Global Seafood Alliance (GSA) is pleased to announce Chris van der Kuyl as its opening keynote speaker for the 2024 Responsible Seafood Summit, which will take place in St Andrews, Scotland, October 21-24, co-hosted by Seafood Scotland. Chris van der Kuyl is one of Scotland’s leading entrepreneurs working across the technology, media, gaming and entertainment 

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GSA Responds to Media Reports of BAP Standard Violations in India’s Shrimp Industry

Note: GSA is keeping its stakeholders up to date on allegations made against shrimp producers in India, including those holding Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certificates. April 16, 2024: An Update on the Investigation into Allegations Against Shrimp Producers in India The Global Seafood Alliance (GSA) is currently investigating allegations made against shrimp producers in India 

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GSA Names Mike Kocsis as its New CEO

The Global Seafood Alliance (GSA) proudly announces the appointment of Mike Kocsis as its new Chief Executive Officer. Kocsis, who has extensive seafood industry experience spanning two decades, is well positioned to lead GSA into its next chapter. He joined the organization in April 2022 as Chief Systems Officer to oversee certification operations and information 

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BAP Spotlight Story: GST Group

The Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certification program’s “Spotlight Stories” highlight BAP-certified facilities around the world and the stories of the people behind them. This Spotlight Story features Goh Soo Chin, Marketing Director of GST Group. GST Group, based in Malaysia, has developed a fully integrated seafood production ecosystem, from broodstock and hatchery to farming, feed 

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Hiddenfjord Becomes First Four-Star BAP-Certified Producer in the Faroe Islands

Hiddenfjord has become the first company in the Faroe Islands to attain Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) four-star certification, the Global Seafood Alliance (GSA) has announced. Hiddenfjord is family-owned and is the only 100 percent Faroese salmon farming company. Completing certification of their hatchery, Futaklettur, at the end of February was the final step to all 

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Registration Now Open for GSA’s Responsible Seafood Summit in St. Andrews

Registration is now open for the Responsible Seafood Summit in St. Andrews, the Global Seafood Alliance (GSA) has announced. The conference will be held at the Fairmont St. Andrews on Scotland’s east coast from October 21 to 24, 2024, and is co-hosted by Seafood Scotland, the trade and marketing body for Scotland’s seafood sector. For 

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GSA Certification Programs Grew 18% in 2023, with 91% Retention Rate

A testament to the industry’s dedication to responsible seafood production and sourcing, the Global Seafood Alliance’s (GSA) third-party certification programs grew 18 percent in 2023, as the year ended with a total of 3,959 certified processing plants (including farmed and wild capture), farms (including fallow), hatcheries and feed mills in 43 countries. The retention rate 

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Continuous Improvement: Sanlei achieves first 3-star BAP certification in southern Africa

The Global Seafood Alliance announced in June of 2023 that Sanlei had become the first farm and hatchery to certify with Best Aquaculture Practices in the Kingdom of Lesotho and in southern Africa. Now we are delighted to congratulate Sanlei who have successfully added their processing plant to their certification and have launched their first 

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BM Supermercados of Spain Endorses Best Aquaculture Practices Program

Spanish retailer BM Supermercados is endorsing the Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certification program, the latest step in its commitment to sourcing responsible seafood for its stores. BM Supermercados belongs to Grupo Uvesco, which has 300 stores, an online store, four logistics platforms, and a team of more than 6,000 professionals. Since its formation in 1993, 

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GSA Sets New Standard With Consumer Campaign Results

The Global Seafood Alliance (GSA) has released results from its latest marketing campaign, “Choose Seafood with Standards,” conducted to coincide with U.S. National Seafood Month (October). This was the second consumer-facing campaign for GSA focused on building awareness of the Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certification program and driving sales of BAP-certified seafood. Campaign tactics included