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 headshot

Chris van der Kuyl is one of Scotland’s leading entrepreneurs working across the technology, media, gaming and entertainment sectors. Chris is most notably co-founder and chairman of multiple award-winning games developer, 4J Studios, best known for developing Minecraft for Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo game consoles.

Van der Kuyl is also chairman of Ace Aquatec and was the founding member of Entrepreneurial Scotland as well as a member of multiple advisory and local charity boards. He will be speaking on emerging technologies, innovation and artificial intelligence at the Summit.

“The University of Edinburgh began research into computer science and AI over 60 years ago and I’ve seen, firsthand, how an AI-powered future has the potential to revolutionize aquaculture,” van der Kuyl. “I’m looking forward to sharing my insights with the industry at the Responsible Seafood Summit in October.”

For the first time, the Responsible Seafood Summit will offer six content tracks for attendees: shrimp, salmon, fisheries, aquaculture, marketplace and innovation. In addition, the Summit program features networking receptions, industry field trips and a golf event on Day 3 that is limited to 75 participants. Registration is open and registrants can secure the early bird rate through June 30.

About Global Seafood Alliance

The Global Seafood Alliance is an international, nonprofit trade association dedicated to advancing responsible seafood practices through education, advocacy and third-party assurances. Through the development of its certification programs, GSA has become the leading provider of assurances for wild and farmed seafood globally. The organization’s work addresses the full spectrum of responsibility, from environmental responsibility and social accountability to food safety. Established in 1997 as the Global Aquaculture Alliance, GSA is headquartered in Portsmouth, N.H., USA. To learn more, visit