The Global Aquaculture Alliance's mission is to promote responsible aquaculture practices through education, advocacy and demonstration. For over 20 years, they have demonstrated their commitment to feeding the world through responsible and sustainable aquaculture.
Founded in 1997, the Global Aquaculture Alliance is an international non-governmental organization dedicated to advocacy, education and leadership in responsible aquaculture.
We uphold and engage stakeholders worldwide who are dedicated to advancing environmentally and socially responsible aquaculture practices. Through the development of our Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certification standards, GAA has become the leading standards-setting organization for aquaculture seafood.
Aquaculture, executed poorly, can have negative effects to human health, precious natural resources, and economies. We address and underscore the reality that aquaculture is needed to meet the gap in seafood supply and demand and must be done responsibly. Aquaculture production is projected to grow from 47.2 million metric tons in 2006 to 93.6 million metric tons by 2030, while wild fisheries production is expected to decline from 64.5 million metric tons to 58.2 million metric tons during that same time. To feed the world’s growing population, aquaculture has to deliver an additional 46.4 million metric tons to meet the world’s seafood needs.
Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certification ensures that seafood products come from facilities that are managed in an environmentally, socially and economically responsible manner. BAP is the world’s most comprehensive third-party aquaculture certification program, with achievable, science-based and continuously improved global performance standards addressing environmental responsibility, social responsibility, food safety, animal welfare and traceability. It’s also the world’s only third-party certification program encompassing the entire aquaculture production chain: farms, processing plants, hatcheries and feed mills.
We believe we are in the business of solutions. Sometimes a solution means providing resources to those who can enact change in their backyard, and other times it means investing in sophisticated science that will shape the future of the industry. Through various funds and humanitarian initiatives, we pledge to support individuals and aquaculture improvement projects that are designed to make an enduring and tangible difference.
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