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GOAL 2014 Roundup: Investment, Smallholder Engagement Focus of Day 2

The need for the global aquaculture industry to better attract capital and investment and to better engage smallholders (i.e. small-scale, family farmers) was the highlight of the Day 2 plenary at the Global Aquaculture Alliance’s GOAL 2014 conference in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, on Oct. 9. Although topics ranged from food safety to aquaculture 

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GAA Participates In GFSI Focus Day

Lisa Goché, VP of the Global Aquaculture Alliance’s Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) division, participated in the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) Focus Day conference in Mexico City on Sept. 9. It was the first GFSI Focus Day to be held in Mexico. It was attended by more than 400 stakeholders from around the world, including 

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GAA Builds Relationship with Vietnam Pangasius Association

Editor’s note: The following is an open letter to Global Aquaculture Alliance stakeholders regarding the Vietnam Pangasius Association. Dear GAA stakeholder, In early August, the Global Aquaculture Alliance exhibited at the Vietnam Fisheries International Exhibition (Vietfish 2014) in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, with much success. The details were outlined in the September-October edition of 

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After Productive Vietfish 2014, GAA Builds Momentum In Vietnam

The Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) made a splash at the Vietnam Fisheries International Exhibition (Vietfish 2014) in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, in early August. In addition to exhibiting at the three-day exhibition — hosted by the Vietnam Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) and organized by the Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and 

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New GAA Members From Vietnam, India

The Global Aquaculture Alliance in mid-August welcomed two companies to its growing list of members. SeaVina Joint Stock Co. is GAA’s newest Governing Member. SeaVina is a seafood processor and exporter based in Can Tho City, Vietnam. Established in 2009, it exports shrimp and Pangasius to Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia and the Middle East. In 

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Long-Time Aqua Feed Professional: Feed Is An Investment, Not A Cost

Editor’s note: The following column is the second in a series of columns written by GAA Communications Manager Steven Hedlund. Titled “Communicator’s Corner,” the column profiles aquaculture and seafood professionals whose leadership, sense of innovation and emphasis on education and communication set them apart. The column will also appear in the September-October issue of the 

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GAA Recognizes Two Chinese Companies at Zhanjiang Expo

The Global Aquaculture Alliance has presented Zhanjiang Guolian Aquatic Products Co. Ltd. and Allied Pacific Group with its “Commitment to Excellence” award. The two Chinese companies were recognized for their commitment to the Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) third-party certification program. To qualify, a company’s first facility must be certified for at least seven consecutive years, 

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GAA Participates In Asian Aquaculture Insurance & Risk Management Conference

The Global Aquaculture Alliance’s Carson Roper and Marcos Moya were among the more than 25 presenters at the inaugural Asian Aquaculture Insurance & Risk Management Conference at the Sheraton Hotel & Towers in Kowloon, Hong Kong, from May 13 to 15. Organized by AUMS Ltd., the three-day conference centered on the transfer of aquaculture insurance 

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BJ’s Scott Williams Promotes Partnerships, Consumer Education

Editor’s note: The following column is the second in a series of columns written by GAA Communications Manager Steven Hedlund. Titled “Communicator’s Corner,” the column profiles aquaculture and seafood professionals whose leadership, sense of innovation and emphasis on education and communication set them apart. The column will also appear in the May-June issue of the