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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.

carson_roperRoper will work with Peter Redmond, BAP VP of market development, to build and expand relationships with seafood suppliers, distributors, retailers and foodservice operators in Europe and Asia on behalf of BAP, the world’s leading third-party certification program for aquaculture facilities.

“We are very excited to have Carson join the team,” said Redmond. “Carson brings a wealth of knowledge and a long and successful career in the seafood advocacy arena. Carson is a great fit for GAA and will do extremely well advocating the BAP certification program.”

Based in France, Roper has 30 years of seafood experience in various capacities, including sustainability initiatives and aquaculture certification schemes.

“I’m delighted to be joining the GAA team in its encouragement of responsible aquaculture production systems to feed the growing world’s population through the BAP program,” said Roper.

Roper can be reached at +33 (0) 6 03 64 17 09 or carsonr@gaalliance.org.

About BAP
A division of the Global Aquaculture Alliance, Best Aquaculture Practices is an international certification program based on achievable, science-based and continuously improved performance standards for the entire aquaculture supply chain — farms, hatcheries, processing plants and feed mills — that assure healthful foods produced through environmentally and socially responsible means. BAP certification is based on independent audits that evaluate compliance with the BAP standards developed by the Global Aquaculture Alliance.