The Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) is proud to announce that it is co-organizing the Asia-Pacific Aquaculture Expo 2015 in Xiamen, China, with China Aquatic Products Processing and Marketing Alliance (CAPPMA) from May 25 to 27.

cappma_logoThe Asia-Pacific region represents appropriately 85% of global aquaculture production, with China accounting for two-thirds of the total. The Asia-Pacific Aquaculture Expo will provide a platform for international exchange and cooperation among the region’s seafood-producing countries and an opportunity for them to showcase their products, technology and innovation.

GAA signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with CAPPMA in June 2014. The two organizations and their members are working collaboratively to advance responsible aquaculture through the BAP third-party certification program in China and globally through the exchange of information and participation in each other’s conferences and forums.

“CAPPMA is an organization that leads and unites China’s aquatic industry. GAA identifies with CAPPMA’s efforts to help the aquaculture sector of the industry to continue to grow and improve. We look forward to supporting and becoming part of the Asia-Pacific Aquaculture Expo,” said Jane Bi, GAA’s market development manager for Asia.

Held at the Xiamen International Conference & Exhibition Center, the exposition is co-located with the 10th Xiamen International Fisheries Expo. Along with CAPPMA, the exposition is co-organized by China Great Wall International Exhibition Co. Ltd. (GIE) and Fujian Aquatic Products Processing and Marketing Association (FAPPMA).

The three-day exposition, which spans the aquaculture value chain, features around 200 exhibitors and 20,000 visitors from around the world. There are also two concurrent international forums — the Global Aquaculture Forum and the 7th International Shrimp Industry Development Forum.

About GAA
The Global Aquaculture Alliance is an international, non-profit trade association dedicated to advancing environmentally and socially responsible aquaculture. Through the development of its Best Aquaculture Practices certification standards, GAA has become the leading standards-setting organization for aquaculture seafood.

About CAPPMA
The China Aquatic Products Processing and Marketing Alliance was founded in 1994 as a national non-profit organization under the Ministry of Agriculture of China. CAPPMA consists of seafood producers, processors, distributors, suppliers and institutions for fisheries research and education as well as relevant social entities that provide various services for seafood processing and marketing. CAPPMA is dedicated to improve the self-discipline mechanism among members in its business operations, to standardize and maintain seafood market orders, to protect the members’ legal rights, to coordinate relationship among internal enterprises and international parties, and to upgrade technologies and management in seafood industry ensuring sustainable fisheries development.