The Global Aquaculture Alliance announced on Sept. 10 that Chris Trosin is stepping away from his role as senior VP of business development for Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) to pursue a new endeavor as owner of Metro Lobster & Seafood, a Rhode Island-based wholesaler and retailer. Trosin joined GAA as BAP’s VP of business development
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The Global Aquaculture Alliance is pleased to announce the addition of four new members to its 12-member Standards Oversight Committee (SOC). Patrick Blow, aquaculture manager for Marks & Spencer, Simon Bush, professor and chair of the Environmental Policy Group at Wageningen University, Lukas Manomaitis, U.S. Soybean Export Council (USSEC) aquaculture program lead technical consultant-Southeast Asia, and
GAA Committed to Promoting Best Practices in Animal Health and Welfare Amid Compassion In World Farming Campaign
The Global Aquaculture Alliance is fully committed to promoting best practices in animal health and welfare, both through the extensive adoption of its Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) standards as well as through its pre-competitive education and advocacy work. Animal health and welfare is one of the five pillars of the industry-leading BAP third-party certification program,
The Global Aquaculture Alliance on June 15 announced the release of Issue 3.0 of its Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) Feed Mill Standard. This widely adopted standard has been strengthened to reflect the growing reliance of aquaculture on responsibly produced feed. Expectations continue to rise for accountability in the sourcing of marine and terrestrial ingredients, and
Shijiazhuang Beiguo Supermarket has pledged to source seafood from Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP)-certified facilities as part of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) that the Shijiazhuang-based supermarket chain, known as Beiguo, signed with the Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) on May 28. Beiguo has agreed to begin sourcing BAP seafood and to gradually expand the percentage of
The Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) on May 26 published the results of a study designed to identify and strengthen best practices for animal welfare in aquaculture. The completion of the study signifies a milestone in a multi-phase project that began in December 2017 when GAA was awarded a $435,000 grant from the Open Philanthropy Project.
Global Aquaculture Alliance VP Steve Hart is among the speakers giving opening remarks at the Zhejiang Online Seafood Trade Fair on May 25. Organized by the China Aquatic Products Processing and Marketing Association (CAPPMA), this year’s event, which runs from May 25 to 29, is virtual. Hart’s pre-recorded speech will focus on the impact of
The Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) announced on May 12 that its annual Global Outlook for Aquaculture Leadership (GOAL) conference will be a virtual event this year, and the live event scheduled to be held in Tokyo, Japan, in October 2020 has been postponed to October 2021. Since its inception in 2001, GOAL has built a
These are certainly unprecedented times. As we navigate through the uncharted waters of novel coronavirus (COVID-19), know that the Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) remains zeroed in on its mission — to promote responsible aquaculture practices through education, advocacy and demonstration. Some of you are concerned about the impact of COVID-19 on GAA’s Best Aquaculture Practices
For the first time ever, the Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) is exhibiting at Fish International in Bremen, Germany, from Feb. 9 to 11. Held every other year at the Bremen Exhibition & Conference Centre, Fish International features around 300 exhibitors from 29 countries and more than 12,000 visitors this year. GAA and its industry-leading Best
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s mandate to phase out ocean net pen salmon farming in British Columbia is detrimental not only to the region’s thriving aquaculture sector but also to the push for responsible aquaculture globally. Perhaps no region has embraced the Global Aquaculture Alliance’s Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) third-party certification program as much as
Supporters of the Global Aquaculture Alliance and its Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) third-party certification program reinforced their commitment to responsible aquaculture at the organization’s GOAL 2019 conference by disclosing one or more sustainability-related initiatives for 2020. At the beginning of GOAL 2019 in Chennai, India, GAA CEO Andrew Mallison challenged the audience of about 475
Another edition of the Global Aquaculture Alliance’s GOAL (Global Outlook for Aquaculture Leadership) conference is in the books! GOAL 2019, held at the Leela Palace in Chennai, India, from Oct. 21 to 24, drew 475 attendees, up more than 25 percent from GOAL 2018 in Guayaquil, Ecuador. This year’s conference, the 20th installment of GOAL
The Global Aquaculture Alliance’s online magazine, the Global Aquaculture Advocate, is now an open-access journal. The decision to remove the log-in process for readers to view articles is intended to grow the publication’s audience and make the content more shareable via social media. Established in 1998 as a glossy print magazine from the organization’s then-headquarters
The Global Aquaculture Alliance is pleased to announce that Robert Jones has joined the GAA board of directors, effectively immediately, the organization announced in early August. Jones is the global aquaculture lead for The Nature Conservancy, a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit organization with a mission to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends.
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The Global Aquaculture Alliance is proud to announce that its industry-leading third-party aquaculture certification program, Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP), has a new look. On July 25, GAA unveiled a redesigned BAP logo as part of a rebranding campaign that will officially roll out in October 2019. Since its inception in 2002, BAP has evolved and
The world’s appetite for healthy, lean protein sources is big, and, in the past few decades, aquaculture has largely stepped up to quench this appetite. And it’s done so while meeting many of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. It’s is highly resource efficient, especially when compared to terrestrial animal production. It makes a significant