GAA To Hold Membership, Update Meeting At Seafood Expo North America

The Global Aquaculture Alliance is holding a membership and update meeting at Seafood Expo North America (SENA) in Boston, Massachusetts, USA, in Room 205C of the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center (BCEC) on Monday, March 16, from 3 to 5 p.m.

GAA is exhibiting at SENA in booth No. 481.

Both the membership meeting and the update meeting are open to the public; all are invited to attend. Coffee and tea will be served.

Among the topics to be discussed at the GAA membership and update meeting are the new iBAP program, the Responsible Aquaculture Foundation’s new fund and the latest developments in animal health and welfare.

Also to be unveiled are the preliminary results of a consumer survey administered by The Fishin’ Company, in conjunction with GAA, and the winners of GAA’s “Commitment to Excellence” awards. The companies are Northern Harvest Sea Farms Group, Saota Foods JSC (Fimex VN) Group, Trang Corp Group, Seafresh Industries Public Group, Pakfood Group, Thai Union Frozen Group and Marine Harvest Canada Group.

Program Agenda:

3-3:15 p.m. — GAA Membership Meeting
3:15-3:25 p.m. — Introduction to GAA/BAP Update Meeting, Steven Hedlund, GAA Communications Manager
3:25-3:40 p.m. — Evolution of GAA, Wally Stevens, GAA Executive Director
3:40-3:55 p.m. — Update on Animal Health & Welfare, George Chamberlain, GAA President
3:55-4:10 p.m. — BAP Update, Peter Redmond, BAP VP of Market Development
4:10-4:20 p.m. — Preliminary Results of The Fishin’ Company-GAA Consumer Survey, Matt Brooker, The Fishin’ Company
4:20-4:30 p.m. — Introduction of New GAA Board Members, Mike Berthet of M&J Seafood/Brakes Group & Robert Fields of Sam’s Club
4:30-4:50 p.m. — Presentation of “Commitment to Excellence” Awards, Carson Roper, BAP International Business Development Manager
4:50-5 p.m. — Q&A with Audience

Room 205C is located on the west side of the BCEC. Registration is not required to attend the GAA membership and update meeting.

Questions about GAA’s participation in SENA, including the membership and update meeting? Contact GAA Communications Manager Steven Hedlund at +1 207-517-2191 or

Organized by Diversified Communications, SENA features more than 1,000 exhibiting companies from 40-plus countries and more than 19,000 attendees from about 100 countries. The show is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, March 15, and Monday, March 16, and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, March 17.