Topic Global Seafood Alliance

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Vega Salmon’s Processing Plant First in Germany to be Certified to SPS

Vega Salmon’s processing plant has been certified to the Global Seafood Alliance’s Seafood Processing Standard (SPS), the first-ever seafood processing plant in Germany to earn the distinction, the nonprofit organization announced on May 31. Based in Kolding, Denmark, Vega Salmon’s processing plant is located just across the border in Handewitt, Germany, and its Atlantic salmon 

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Global Seafood Alliance Aims to Increase Seafood Consumption with First Consumer Marketing Campaign

Today the Global Seafood Alliance announced the launch of its first consumer marketing campaign to coincide with U.S. National Seafood Month in October. To capitalize on consumers’ shift to more seafood consumption and preference for fish that’s responsibly sourced, the campaign will communicate directly with consumers through earned and social media and engage retailers and 

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GSA Welcomes Three New Members to Standards Oversight Committee

The Global Seafood Alliance is pleased to announce the addition of three new members to its 12-member Standards Oversight Committee (SOC). Toby Middleton, head of market operations at the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC), and Michael Park, CEO of the Scottish White Fish Producers Association, were formerly on the SOC for Global Seafood Assurances, which in 

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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 

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First Responsible Fishing Vessel Standard-Certified Coldwater Prawn Fishing Vessel Announced

The Global Seafood Alliance (GSA) is pleased to announce that the first coldwater prawn fishing vessel has been certified to the Responsible Fishing Vessel Standard (RFVS). The vessel, Merike, is a 70-meter Estonia-registered trawler that targets coldwater prawns (Pandalus borealis) in the North Atlantic along the eastern Canadian coastline as well as the eastern Barents 

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MarinTrust, GSA to Collaborate on Marine Ingredients Certification, Digitalization, Assurance

The Global Seafood Alliance (GSA) and MarinTrust have signed a memorandum of understanding whereby the two organizations will work together to meet the goal of 75 percent of the world’s marine ingredients supplies being either certified, in assessment, in application or in the MarinTrust Improver Programme by 2025. Both GSA and MarinTrust are standards holders. 

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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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Introducing the Global Seafood Alliance: A Letter from George Chamberlain

It’s hard to believe sometimes, but it was nearly 25 years ago that I became part of the team that founded the Global Aquaculture Alliance, a fledgling group of shrimp producers and buyers who believed that wider industry collaboration was the key to overcoming the major environmental and social license challenges they were facing. As 

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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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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