Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA)

At The Global Aquaculture Alliance, our mission is to promote responsible aquaculture practices through education, advocacy and demonstration. For over 20 years, we have demonstrated our commitment to feeding the world through responsible and sustainable aquaculture. We do this by providing resources to individuals and businesses worldwide who are associated with aquaculture and seafood. We improve production practices through our partnerships with countries, communities and companies, as well as online learning and groundbreaking journalism that boasts active readership in every country of the world.

Company details

2 International Drive, Suite 105 , Portsmouth , New Hampshire 03801 USA

Locations Served

Business Type:
Professional association
Industry Type:
Agriculture - Aquaculture
Market Focus:
Globally (various continents)

Why Aquaculture?

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.

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Best Aquaculture Practices

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.

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Solutions & Advocacy

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.

Solve & Advocate