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BAP Expands North American Team

US and CANADA - Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP), the leading global certification programme for aquaculture facilities, has expanded its international marketing team with the addition of Molly Metcalf as BAP's new business development manager for North America.

Ms Metcalf will help manage relationships with seafood suppliers, buyers, retailers and foodservice outlets in the US and Canada to share the benefits of the world's leading certification programme.

BAP Vice President of Development Peter Redmond said Ms Metcalf's appointment demonstrates ongoing commitment to assist companies in the marketplace, as well as a commitment to advance the principles of BAP within the overall seafood community.

"The Global Aquaculture Alliance is delighted that Molly Metcalf has decided to join our BAP team," Mr Redmond said. "Her addition will allow us to give more attention to existing retailers in the BAP network and enable us to focus on getting additional retailers on board, as well."

Ms Metcalf is a seafood industry professional who has worked for Slade Gorton & Co. since 2002 in various buying and sales positions. Previously she taught Spanish at the high school level.

Ms Metcalf is a graduate of the National Fisheries Institute Future Leaders programme. Her class raised over $300,000 for SeaShare, a non-profit hunger relief organisation. A graduate of Bates College in Lewiston, Maine, US, she has a degree in Spanish, which will allow her to apply bilingual skills in the marketplace.

Ms Metcalf is based in Massachusetts, US. For market-oriented information on the Best Aquaculture Practices programme, she can be reached at molly.metcalf@gaalliance.org.

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