photo-4All are invited to the GAA Membership & BAP Update Meeting at Seafood Expo North America in Boston.

The meeting is being held in Room 205C of the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center on Monday, March 7, from 3 to 5 p.m.

Discussed at the meeting will be the latest developments in the BAP certification program, the new iBAP program, GAA’s stance on social responsibility, the Responsible Aquaculture Foundation’s new online platform for disease management (including early mortality syndrome), and the new Global Aquaculture Advocate website. Also discussed will be the recent memorandums of understand with National Fish & Seafood, Rubicon Resources, The Fishin’ Company, Saudi Aquaculture Society (SAS) and Federación Colombiana De Acuicultores Fedeacua (FEDEACUA).

Here’s the meeting agenda:

Part 1: Promoting Responsible Aquaculture Practices Through Education

Introduction & Membership Activities: Wally Stevens, GAA Executive Director (3-3:15 p.m.)
Responsible Aquaculture Foundation’s Online Learning Platform & Shrimp Disease Update: George Chamberlain, GAA President (3:15-3:30 p.m.)
New Global Aquaculture Advocate Website: James Wright, GAA Editorial Manager (3:30-3:40 p.m.)
Social Responsibility: Dan Lee, BAP Program Integrity & Standards Coordinator (3:40-3:50 p.m.)

Part 2: Smallholder Engagement: Accelerating Availability Of Four-Star BAP Product Through iBAP & BAP Certification

BAP Update: Peter Redmond, BAP VP of Market Development (3:50-4 p.m.)
iBAP Update: Marcos Moya, BAP BAP Market Development Manager-Supply Chain (4-4:10 p.m.)
Recognition / Signing of Memorandums of Understanding (4:10-4:20 p.m.)
Saudi Aquaculture Society: Engr. Ahmad R. Alballaa, Chairman, Saudi Aquaculture Society / Managing Director, National Aquaculture Group
Federación Colombiana De Acuicultores Fedeacua (FEDEACUA): Sara Patricia Bonilla, Executive Director, FEDEACUA Nacional
China Overview & GOAL 2016: Jim Bugbee, VP Business Development, Global Supply Chain, Sunnyvale Seafood (division of Zhanjiang Guolian Aquatic Products Co. Ltd., China) (4:20-4:35 p.m.)
Q&A with Audience (4:35-5 p.m.)

Coffee and tea will be served.

Please RVSP, as seating is limited.

And please visit GAA/BAP on the show floor in booth No. 481.

See you in Boston!