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GAA Reiterates Its Commitment To Social Justice

In light of media reports of worker abuse in the seafood supply chain, the Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) reiterates that it’s fully committed to social justice as one of the… Read more

BAP Among Certification Schemes Undergoing GSSI Pilot Testing

The Global Aquaculture Alliance’s Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) is among the third-party seafood certification schemes that are about to undergo pilot testing against the Global Sustainable Seafood Initiative’s (GSSI) updated… Read more

Stronger Online Presence for GAA, BAP

The Global Aquaculture Alliance has strengthened its online presence by re-launching its websites — www.gaalliance.org and bap.gaalliance.org — designed to better communicate its mission of advocating, educating and demonstrating responsible… Read more

RAF, University Partner To Deliver Online EMS Training

The Responsible Aquaculture Foundation (RAF), the charitable arm of the Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA), is partnering with the University of New Hampshire (UNH) to deliver learning modules on the prevention… Read more

GAA To Hold Membership, Update Meeting At Seafood Expo North America

The Global Aquaculture Alliance is holding a membership and update meeting at Seafood Expo North America (SENA) in Boston, Massachusetts, USA, in Room 205C of the Boston Convention & Exhibition… Read more

GAA Joins Clinton Global Initiative

The Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) is proud to announce that it has joined as a member of the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI). Established in 2005 by President Bill Clinton, CGI,… Read more

New GAA Fund To Further Responsible Aquaculture

The Global Aquaculture Alliance is launching an initiative to finance a range of projects to further responsible aquaculture and ultimately increase the availability of certified seafood production worldwide, the organization… Read more

GAA Signs MoU with Viet Nam Pangasius Association

February, 2015 The Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Viet Nam Pangasius Association (VNPA), in which the two organizations will work collaboratively to… Read more

New iBAP Program To Advance Responsible Aquaculture

February, 2015 The Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) is launching a program designed to help aquaculture farmers attain Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certification, the organization announced in late January. The new… Read more

GAA Founding Member Ken Morrison Passes

January, 2015 With the Jan. 6 death of Kenneth Morrison, the Global Aquaculture Alliance lost a great aquaculture pioneer and one of its greatest supporters. Morrison received the first Global… Read more

Open Letter: GAA, MARD Launch Benchmarking Initiative

December, 2014 The Global Aquaculture Alliance has published an open letter applauding the Vietnamese Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) for requiring adherence to the country’s VietGAP standards for… Read more

GAA To Honor Vietnamese Seafood Champion At GOAL 2014

September, 2014 The Global Aquaculture Alliance is recognizing Vietnamese seafood champion Dr. Nguyen Huu Dzung with a Lifetime Achievement Award at its GOAL 2014 conference in Ho Chi Minh City,… Read more

Chilean Firm Wins Global Aquaculture Innovation & Leadership Award

October, 2014 Rodrigo Prado, a civil engineer and director of USONIC Ltda. in Puerto Montt, Chile, is the winner of the Global Aquaculture Alliance’s Preferred Freezer Services Global Aquaculture Innovation… Read more

GAA Responds to U.S. State Department’s TIP Report

June, 2014 The Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) is appalled by the abuse and exploitation of workers in any industry, the organization said on June 23 following the U.S. State Department’s… Read more

GAA Partners with National Fish & Seafood, SFP to Launch Small Farm Pilot Project

July, 2014 In collaboration with the Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) and Sustainable Fisheries Partnership (SFP), National Fish & Seafood in late July announced that is launching a project to bring… Read more

GAA Signs MoU with China Aquatic Products Processing and Marketing Alliance

June, 2014 The Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the China Aquatic Products Processing and Marketing Alliance (CAPPMA), in which the two organizations will… Read more

GAA Reiterates Commitment to Social Justice

June, 2014 The Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) is fully committed to social justice as one of the key pillars of its responsible aquaculture program. Social issues are prominently addressed within… Read more

GAA Signs MoU With Seafood Importers Association of Australasia

January, 2014 The Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Seafood Importers Association of Australasia (SIAA), in which the two organizations will work collaboratively… Read more

GAA Takes Action Following Labor Allegations at Narong Seafood

July, 2013 The Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) carried out an unannounced audit at the Narong Seafood Co. Ltd. shrimp processing plant in Samutsakorn, Thailand, in mid-June. As a result of… Read more

GAA Responds to Labor Abuse Accusations at Thai Facility

June, 2013 The Global Aquaculture Alliance takes very seriously the accusations of labor abuse in a June 6 report by Warehouse Workers United and the International Labor Rights Forum and… Read more

GAA Responds to Allegations of Unfair Working Conditions in Shrimp-Processing Sector

September, 2012 Through the development of its Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certification standards, the Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA), the world’s leading standards-setting organization for farmed seafood, addresses the type of… Read more

GAA Signs MoU With ASC, GLOBALG.A.P.

April, 2013 The Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) on April 22 signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) and GLOBALG.A.P. whereby the standards-setting organizations will work… Read more

Animal Health & Welfare

GAA Takes Proactive Stance Against Antibiotic Abuse

The Global Aquaculture Alliance takes a proactive stance against the abuse of antibiotics in aquaculture and – its Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) third-party certification program provides a mechanism to follow… Read more

GAA Spearheads Case Study On Early Mortality Syndrome

March, 2014 The Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) is spearheading a case study to identify the shrimp-farming practices that prevent the manifestation of early mortality syndrome (EMS), also known as acute… Read more

RAF: Shrimp Farmers Unite to Fight White Spot in East Africa

June, 2013 Work on reducing the risk of white spot syndrome virus (WSSV) at shrimp farms in East Africa through improved management and policy is progressing, thanks, in part, to… Read more

Environmental Trigger For EMS Identified In Shrimp Ponds

June, 2013 Research conducted on early mortality syndrome (EMS) at a large integrated shrimp farm in Malaysia has indicated that the disease repeatedly manifests in ponds with an increase in… Read more

Cause Of EMS Shrimp Disease Identified

May, 2013 After months of investigation by a research team led by Donald Lightner at the University of Arizona, the elusive pathogen causing early mortality syndrome (EMS), an emerging shrimp… Read more

Our People On the Move

Sam’s Club’s Robert Fields Joins GAA Board of Directors

January, 2015 Robert Fields of Sam’s Club has joined the board of directors of the Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA), the world’s leading standards-setting organization for aquaculture seafood, GAA announced in… Read more

Marcos Moya To Oversee BAP Facilities Development

December, 2014 The Global Aquaculture Alliance announced in December that Marcos Moya will be joining the staff of its Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) division on a full-time basis as manager… Read more

M&J Seafood’s Mike Berthet Joins GAA Board of Directors

November, 2014 Mike Berthet of M&J Seafood/Brakes Group has joined the board of directors of the Global Aquaculture Alliance, the leading standards-setting organization for aquaculture seafood. Berthet is director of… Read more

Iain Shone To Continue With GAA As Development Director

August, 2014 The Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) is delighted to announce that long-time supporter Iain Shone will continue with the organization, acting as its Development Director. Shone has been… Read more

Carson Roper Joins BAP Market Development Team

April, 2014 The Global Aquaculture Alliance’s Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) division has expanded its market development team with the addition of Carson Roper as BAP’s international business development manager. Roper… Read more

Marshall To Chair GAA’s Zone Management Technical Committee

March, 2014 The Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) announced at Seafood Expo North America on March 17 that it is establishing a Zone Management Technical Committee to initiate the process of… Read more

GAA’s Wally Stevens To Lead Responsible Aquaculture Foundation

After seven years as executive director of the Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA), Wally Stevens will be transitioning to a leadership role with the Responsible Aquaculture Foundation (RAF), a charitable organization… Read more

Ben Gurion University Professor Wins Inaugural Aquaculture Innovation Award

October, 2013
Amir Sagi, Ph.D., a professor at Ben Gurion University of the Negev in Israel, is the winner of the Global Aquaculture Alliance’s inaugural Novus Global Aquaculture Innovation Award,… Read more

GAA To Honor Renowned Shrimp Pathologist at GOAL 2013

September, 2013 The Global Aquaculture Alliance is recognizing renowned shrimp pathologist Dr. Donald Lightner with a Lifetime Achievement Award at its GOAL 2013 conference in Paris, France, the organization announced… Read more

GAA To Honor Aquaculture Pioneer At GOAL 2013

August, 2013 The Global Aquaculture Alliance is recognizing aquaculture pioneer Bjørn Myrseth with a Lifetime Achievement Award at its GOAL 2013 conference in Paris, France, the organization announced in late… Read more

Murali Krishna Bujji To Oversee BAP Program Integrity

August, 2013 Former Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) auditor Murali Krishna Bujji has joined the BAP staff as the international certification system’s new program integrity manager, the Global Aquaculture Alliance announced… Read more

BAP’s Heerin Named GAA Special Advisor

December, 2012 The Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA), the leading standards-setting organization for aquaculture seafood, has asked Jim Heerin to serve in a new role as special advisor to the GAA.… Read more