Topic Global Aquaculture Alliance

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GSA Completes Rebranding Initiative with Unveiling of New Brand Identity

The Global Seafood Alliance revealed on Sept. 13 that it has completed the rebranding initiative that kicked off in April when Global Seafood Assurances merged with the Global Aquaculture Alliance and the nonprofit organization’s name officially changed to the Global Seafood Alliance (GSA). The rebrand reflects GSA’s budding involvement in wild-capture fisheries through the introduction 

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GSA Partners with Bangladesh Shrimp and Fish Foundation on Project to Uplift Bangladesh’s Small-Scale Shrimp Farmers

The Global Seafood Alliance (GSA), formerly the Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA), has partnered with the Bangladesh Shrimp and Fish Foundation (BSFF) on a World Bank-funded project of the Bangladesh Department of Fisheries to uplift Bangladesh’s small-scale shrimp farmers and revitalize black tiger shrimp (Penaeus monodon) farming. Prior to 2003, black tiger shrimp dominated global shrimp 

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Japan’s Ishimitsu Commits To BAP Certification Program

Japanese food and beverage conglomerate S. Ishimitsu & Co. Ltd. has committed to sourcing seafood from Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP)-certified farms and processing plants, the Global Aquaculture Alliance (now the Global Seafood Alliance) announced in mid-August. Ishimitsu-Shoji is currently offering shrimp products with the BAP label.  “We pursue social value as well as economic value. 

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GAA’s 2020 Annual Report Highlights Commitment to UN Sustainable Development Goals, Serving Members and Certified Facilities through Pandemic

The Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) on June 14, 2021, published its 2020 Annual Report. The 46-page 2020 Annual Report highlights GAA’s commitment to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SGDs) as well as the nonprofit organization’s commitment to serving its almost 400 individual and corporate members and its more than 2,900 Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP)-certified 

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Shakuntala Thilsted, Jenna Stoner Join Standards Oversight Committee

The Global Seafood Alliance is pleased to announce the addition of two new members to its 12-member Standards Oversight Committee (SOC). Dr. Shakuntala Thilsted, global lead for nutrition and public health at WorldFish and this year’s World Food Prize Laureate, and Jenna Stoner, aquaculture program director at Sustainable Fisheries Partnership (SFP), joined the SOC on 

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Global Seafood Alliance Board Meets for First Time Following Global Aquaculture Alliance, Global Seafood Assurances Merger

The Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) has officially changed its name to the Global Seafood Alliance following votes by the GAA board of directors and the board of directors of its sister organization, Global Seafood Assurances. The new name reflects the merger and the nonprofit organization’s growing involvement in wild fisheries through the addition of the 

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As Animal-Welfare Advocates Spotlight Fish, GSA Reemphasizes its Longtime Commitment to Animal Health and Welfare

The Global Seafood Alliance (GSA) is calling on animal-welfare advocates to engage in the nonprofit organization’s animal-welfare journey by participating in the Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) standards review process as well as its pre-competitive education and advocacy work on animal welfare. As animal-welfare advocates increasingly spotlight fish and seafood in their campaign work, GSA is 

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Despite Pandemic, BAP Program Grows, Ending 2020 With 2,918 Certified Facilities

In a year wrought with challenges and disruptions brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Global Aquaculture Alliance applauds its supporters for remaining committed to responsible aquaculture and the Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) third-party certification program. In 2020, the BAP program grew 10.7 percent, ending the year with 2,918 BAP-certified facilities in 39 countries, GAA