Former New Brunswick Aquaculture, Fisheries Minister Joins GSA Board of Directors

The Global Seafood Alliance (GSA) is pleased to announce that Rick Doucet has joined its board of directors, effectively immediately, the nonprofit organization announced on March 28.

Doucet is the former minister of aquaculture and fisheries for New Brunswick, Canada. He has more than 30 years of leadership experience in both the public and private sectors. Doucet has been instrumental in helping New Brunswick grow its seafood exports from $600 million in 2006 to more than $2.2 billion today by promoting product and market diversification, business development and sustainability and attracting international investment in New Brunswick.

At his core, Doucet is an entrepreneur, with first-hand experience of owning and operating restaurants, retail operations and real estate holdings. Currently, he is chief marketing officer of Marine Thinking Canada and CEO of his own company, AGW Consulting, which focuses on business growth in the seafood sector.

“It’s our pleasure to welcome Rick to our board of directors,” said GSA CEO Brian Perkins. “Rick brings a unique blend of hands-on experience in both the public and private sectors, and he has a unique understanding of how legislation affects domestic and international markets. On a personal note, I look forward to working with him and learning from his insight as we continue to grow GSA and its Best Aquaculture Practices and Best Seafood Practices certification programs.”

“I am honored to be a part of this progressive board and organization,” said Doucet. “I look forward to helping advance GSA to new levels around the globe.”

GSA has added six new members to its 20-member board of directors in the past three years. The board last met at Seafood Expo North America in Boston on March 16.

About the 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 Best Aquaculture Practices and Best Seafood Practices certification programs, GSA has become the leading provider of assurances for 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