The Global Seafood Alliance is proud to announce Global Sustainable Seafood Initiative (GSSI) recognition of the Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certification program under Version 2.0 of GSSI’s Global Benchmark Tool. BAP was the world’s first aquaculture certification program to be recognized by GSSI in 2017. With the Nov. 7 GSSI announcement, BAP has now been
Topic Best Aquaculture Practices
The Global Seafood Alliance has further strengthened its presence in Southeast Asia with the addition of Japfa as a Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) endorser in Indonesia. This is the first company with a retail presence in Indonesia to formally commit to sourcing seafood from BAP-certified facilities. Japfa is a pan-Asian, industrial agri-food company that’s one
Azerbaijan Fish Farm LLC has achieved Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP), the Global Seafood Alliance (GSA) has announced. Azerbaijan Fish Farm is the first sturgeon breeding farm with a focus on caviar production to receive BAP certification. The certification not only recognizes AFF’s commitment to sustainability but also solidifies its position as the world’s first sturgeon
The Global Seafood Alliance’s “Spotlight Stories” highlight certified producers around the world and the stories of the people behind them. This Spotlight Story features MainStream Aquaculture, a BAP-certified barramundi producer in Australia. What inspired you to become involved in the seafood industry? Dr. Paul Harrison was inspired to feed the world with delicious, sustainably produced
The Global Seafood Alliance Climate Action and Sourcing (CAS) Vanguard Standard is now available for public comment, GSA announced on Aug. 17. The 60-day public comment period ends on Oct. 15. GSA’s Vanguard program is an initiative created to highlight producers that are leaders in the seafood industry. Producers that are part of this initiative
The Global Seafood Alliance (GSA) is pleased to announce two promotions on its senior management team. Steven Hart has been promoted to Senior Vice President of Market Development and Mike Kocsis has been promoted to Chief Strategy Officer. As SVP of Market Development, Hart oversees GSA’s market development team, which engages with retailers, foodservice operators
The Global Seafood Alliance (GSA) recently conducted a survey of about 3,400 consumers in China to better understand consumer purchasing decisions and the influence and awareness of the Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) label. A total of 3,403 consumers were surveyed by a third-party, with about two-thirds of survey respondents being born in 1990 or later.
The Global Seafood Alliance (GSA) is pleased to announce that retail seafood veteran Steve Disko is joining the organization’s market development team, representing GSA’s Best Aquaculture Practices and Best Seafood Practices certification programs. Disko worked at Schnuck Markets Inc. for more than 36 years, acting as seafood category manager for the last 13 of those
The Global Seafood Alliance (GSA) is pleased to announce two promotions on its senior management team. Chris Weeks has been promoted to VP of program integrity. Weeks joined GSA, then the Global Aquaculture Alliance, in 2017. He was promoted to program integrity manager in 2019 and director in 2021. As VP of program integrity, Weeks
SanLei, which produces trout in the Kingdom of Lesotho, has achieved Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certification, the Global Seafood Alliance (GSA) announced in June. SanLei’s farm and hatchery are the first in Lesotho to attain BAP certification, as well as the first farm and hatchery in Southern Africa to earn the distinction. They currently are
Calimax, a seafood vendor and distributer in Ibiza, Spain, has joined the growing list of retailers, foodservice operators and distribution companies worldwide that are Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) and Best Seafood Practices (BSP) market endorsers. Founded in 1977, Calimax sells and distributes seafood to hotels, restaurants and shops in Ibiza and throughout the Balearic Islands.
The Global Seafood Alliance has launched a consumer-facing digital marketing campaign to coincide with National Ocean Month and World Oceans Day in June. Using the theme “Sustained by Seafood,” the campaign celebrates the ocean, the resources it provides us with, and the 3,000-plus Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP)-certified producers all over the world. The campaign aims
On May 2, the Global Seafood Alliance (GSA) responded to a Compassion In World Farming (CIWF) campaign intended to discredit the Global Seafood Alliance’s Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP). GSA shares CIWF’s sentiment that animal cruelty has no place in fish husbandry. Animal health and welfare has been at the foundation of the BAP certification program
Oliver Food Service has pledged to source seafood from Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP)- and Best Seafood Practices (BSP)-certified producers, the Global Seafood Alliance (GSA) announced in April. Oliver Food Service is one of the leading distribution companies in the Balearics, the Spanish mainland and the Canary Islands. Founded as Pescados Oliver in 1974, Oliver Food
In 1997, Global Seafood Alliance was founded by members of the aquaculture industry who recognized widespread issues facing farmers – people who believed in the potential of the industry and knew we could do better. To enact these changes and make a true impact on the responsibility that farmers hold, GSA created the Best Aquaculture
Responsible Fisheries Management Certification Program and Global Seafood Alliance Announce Collaboration to Promote Responsible Seafood Practices
The Responsible Fisheries Management (RFM) Certification program and the Global Seafood Alliance (GSA) have agreed on a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for collaboration. Given their aligned missions, both organizations are focused on global expansion for promoting choice in responsible seafood practices while aiming to reduce costs for certifications, audits, and other assurances. The collaboration will
The Global Seafood Alliance (GSA) is exhibiting once again this year at Seafood Expo Global (SEG), scheduled to take place at Fira de Barcelona in Barcelona, Spain, from April 25 to 27, 2023. Attendees are encouraged to visit GSA stand 5D201 or register for the GSA Stakeholder Update & Luncheon in Room CC1.4 at the
The Global Seafood Alliance (GSA) has announced the preliminary results from its first consumer marketing campaign, “Healthy Fish, Healthy Planet, Healthy You!” Conducted in October to coincide with U.S. National Seafood Month, the campaign was designed to build consumer awareness of the Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certification program and drive sales of BAP-certified seafood products.