Discussed at the meeting was 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, and the new Global Aquaculture Advocate website. Also at the meeting the Saudi Aquaculture Society (SAS), Federación Colombiana De Acuicultores Fedeacua (FEDEACUA) and the U.S. Soybean Export Council were recognized for recent memorandums of understand with GAA.
The meeting took place in Room 205C of the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center
In an effort to grow the availability of four-star Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) shrimp, GAA recently inked a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with National Fish & Seafood and Minh Phu Seafood Corporation in which approximately 800 shrimp farms in Vietnam will be encouraged to attain BAP certification. Immediately before the GAA’s Membership & Update Meeting a signing ceremony was held in National Fish & Seafood’s exhibit. Pictured from left to right are James Baros, aquaculture and sustainability coordinator at National Fish & Seafood; Jeff Sedacca, president of National Fish & Seafood’s shrimp and aquaculture division; Peter Redmond, BAP’s VP of business development; and Minh Phu CEO Le Van Quang.