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Chamberlain Delivers Aqua India 2016 Keynote Address

Global Aquaculture Alliance President Dr. George Chamberlain delivered the keynote address at the Society of Aquaculture Professionals’ (SAP) Aqua India 2016 conference in Vishakapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India, on January 29. After his presentation, Chamberlain (picture at right) was offered a lifetime membership to SAP. Also in attendance at Aqua India 2016 were Marcos Moya, market development 

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MoU With Rubicon To Accelerate Availability Of Four-Star BAP Shrimp

Approximately 285 shrimp farms in India and Thailand will be encouraged to attain Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certification as part of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed by the Global Aquaculture Alliance and Rubicon Resources in early February. The MoU is intended to accelerate and grow the availability of four-star BAP shrimp. Four star denotes 

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Canada Recognizes Role Of Third-Party Certification Schemes

The Global Aquaculture Alliance commends the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) for enacting a policy fortifying the value of voluntary third-party certification schemes like the Best Aquaculture Practices. The policy enables CFIA to use the outcome of a third-party audit on an aquaculture facility or other food facility to guide its risk-based inspection activities, recognizing 

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MoU With National Fish To Boost Availability Of Four-Star BAP Shrimp

In an effort to grow the availability of four-star Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) shrimp, the Global Aquaculture Alliance has inked a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with National Fish & Seafood and Minh Phu Seafood Corporation in which approximately 800 shrimp farms in Vietnam will be encouraged to attain BAP certification. National Fish & Seafood committed 

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M&J Seafood’s Mike Berthet: UK’s Sustainable Seafood Locksmith

Editor’s note: The following column is part of 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 January-February 2015 edition of the 

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GAA, BAP Featured At China Tilapia Forum

The Global Aquaculture Alliance participated in the 11th International Tilapia Industry Development Forum in Beihai, Guangxi, China, from Nov. 18 to 19. Organized by the China Aquatic Products Processing and Marketing Alliance (CAPPMA), with which GAA has a memorandum of understanding (MoU), the forum acts as a platform for industry representatives to exchange information with 

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Strong Presence for GAA at China Fisheries & Seafood Expo

The Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) had a strong presence at the 19th annual China Fisheries & Seafood Expo (CFSE) at the Qingdao International Exhibition Center in Qingdao, China, from Nov. 5 to 7. Representing GAA and the Best Aquaculture Practices third-party certification program at the exposition were Carson Roper, BAP International Business Development Manager, Jane 

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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