New GAA Fund To Further Responsible Aquaculture

The Global Aquaculture Alliance is launching an initiative to finance a range of projects to further responsible aquaculture and ultimately increase the availability of certified seafood production worldwide, the organization announced in early February.

GAA Executive Director Wally Stevens made the announcement on Day 1 of the SeaWeb Seafood Summit in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. Stevens is one of four speakers who addressed the future of aquaculture during the opening plenary. GAA is creating the yet-to-be-named fund, beginning with $250,000, to support improver projects designed to make an enduring and tangible difference on the ground in the field of aquaculture.

GAA invites stakeholders to co-finance projects in line with GAA’s mission of feeding the world through responsible aquaculture, including individuals, researchers, academics and industry members.

The fund will be managed by GAA Development Director Iain Shone, Best Aquaculture Practices Standards Coordinator Dan Lee and Matt Thompson, aquaculture project lead at the New England Aquarium.

Interested in applying? Complete page one of the application form and submit it to Iain Shone at If the fund managers agree that the application has merit, they will ask the applicant to complete the entire form.

About GAA
The Global Aquaculture Alliance is an international, non-profit trade association dedicated to advancing environmentally and socially responsible aquaculture. Through the development of its Best Aquaculture Practices certification standards, GAA has become the leading standards-setting organization for aquaculture seafood.