Articles posted during the month of June 2018

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Moving Fish Farming Forward One Conversation at a Time

At the Global Aquaculture Alliance, we believe fish farming is part of the solution to the growing population’s protein predicament. Our mission is to promote responsible aquaculture practices through education, advocacy and demonstration. And, while this future-of-food topic resonates with almost everyone (we all have to eat, right?), we’re always interested to learn how aquaculture 

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GAA Responds to MCS Draft Ratings System

The Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) is pleased to contribute to the public consultation on the Marine Conservation Society (MCS) Draft Aquaculture Ratings Methodology Handbook. According to the United Kingdom-based conservation organization, the handbook provides in-depth discussion of how MCS assesses the environmental performance of various aquaculture production methods. It is aimed at MCS assessors and 

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Seafish’s Aquaculture Profiles Highlights BAP, Other Certification Programs

Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) is among the third-party aquaculture certification programs referenced in a new web tool developed by the United Kingdom’s Sea Fish Industry Authority (Seafish) to guide anyone sourcing seafood, whether in the United Kingdom or abroad. Launched early this year, Seafish’s Aquaculture Profiles are designed to be objective and non-bias. It currently 

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The Forgotten Pillar: Four Facts About Seafood’s Food-Safety Record

When asked about seafood sustainability, what comes to mind? Environmental responsibility? Social responsibility? Animal welfare? While all three are pillars of seafood sustainability, there’s a fourth pillar that, unfortunately, is often left out of the equation — food safety. Food safety refers to the handling, preparing and storing of food in a way that reduces the 

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World’s First Seriola, RAS Farm Earns BAP Certification

Kingfish Zeeland has been awarded Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certification, the world’s first seriola farm to earn the distinction, the Global Aquaculture Alliance announced in early June. It’s also the world’s first recirculating aquaculture system (RAS) to earn BAP certification. Located in Holland’s Zeeland province, Kingfish Zeeland raises yellowtail kingfish (Seriola lalandi), also known as