GSA Celebrates Return of Seafood Expo North America in Boston
The Global Seafood Alliance is looking forward to reconnecting with its associates at the 2022 edition of Seafood Expo North America (SENA), the continent’s largest seafood trade show, with a number of activities planned for the three-day event.
After a two-year hiatus, SENA returns to the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center (BCEC) in Boston, Massachusetts, USA, from March 11 to 13, 2022. GSA is exhibiting in booth No. 481, same as in previous years. This is the first time that GSA is displaying its new brand identity to the public in-person. Last September, GSA completed a rebranding initiative resulting in a name change from the Global Aquaculture Alliance as well as the introduction of the Best Seafood Practices (BSP) certification program, which connects certified wild-capture fisheries to Responsible Fishing Vessel Standard (RFVS)-certified vessels and Seafood Processing Plant Standard (SPS)-certified processing plants.
GSA is holding its annual stakeholder update on Sunday, March 13, in Room 205C of the BCEC beginning at 4 p.m. Following the stakeholder update at approximately 5 p.m. is a cocktail hour in honor of GSA Chairperson Wally Stevens, who retired as the organization’s CEO at the end of the 2021. GSA will also be celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. Monday, Feb. 21, officially marks the 25th anniversary of GSA, founded as the Global Aquaculture Alliance at a World Aquaculture Society meeting in Seattle on Feb. 21, 1997.
All SENA attendees are welcome to join the GSA Stakeholder Update & Cocktail Hour. Please RSVP.
The meeting will start with a series of presentations followed by audience question-and-answer. Among the topics to be addressed are:
• Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certification program
• Best Seafood Practices (BAP) certification program, including the RFVS standard and SPS standard
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 www.globalseafood.org.