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Standards Oversight Committee of GAA BAP meets

Dave Little

The Global Aquaculture Alliance Standards Oversight Committee: Dan Lee, GAA; Dawn Purchase, Marine Conservation Society; Kathy Janiga, FQS Global Inc.; Estelle Brennan, Lyons Seafood; Alejandro Buschmann, University of Lagos; Kim Thompson, Aquarium of the Pacific; Michael Tlusty, New England Aquarium; Lisa Goché, GAA; Ken Corpron, GAA; Sebastian Belle, Maine Aquaculture Association; George Chamberlain, GAA; Peter Bridson, Seagreen Research; Steve Otwell, University of Florida; and David Little, University of Stirling

The Global Aquaculture Alliance Standards Oversight Committee: Dan Lee, GAA; Dawn Purchase, Marine Conservation Society; Kathy Janiga, FQS Global Inc.; Estelle Brennan, Lyons Seafood; Alejandro Buschmann, University of Lagos; Kim Thompson, Aquarium of the Pacific; Michael Tlusty, New England Aquarium; Lisa Goché, GAA; Ken Corpron, GAA; Sebastian Belle, Maine Aquaculture Association; George Chamberlain, GAA; Peter Bridson, Seagreen Research; Steve Otwell, University of Florida; and David Little, University of Stirling

Dave Little joined the Standards Oversight Committee of the Global Aquaculture Alliance, Better Aquaculture Practice (BAP) standardsthat met 24-25th October at the Four Seasons Hotel, Vancouver prior to the annual GOAL conference. The Committee which has representatives from industry, the NGO community and academia meets twice a year. At this meeting key items discussed included new standards for Molluscs and for Zonal Management and the use of antibiotics deemed critical in human medicines in aquaculture.

Certification by GAA-BAP continues to grow rapidly, with more than 1.5 Million tonnes already certified (up to September)  from over 900 facilities for 2015.