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GAA Appoints New Vice President

US - The Global Aquaculture Alliance has appointed Peter Redmond to the position of Vice President of Development, Administration and Communications.

Redmond, who has worked with GAA in a consulting role for the past year, will be tasked with "helping the organisation continue its advocacy for responsible, sustainable aquaculture to expand the supplies of fish and seafood for global consumers," according to GAA Executive Director Wally Stevens.

GAA co-founder and President George Chamberlain acknowledged Redmond's contribution in educating the marketplace about GAA's Best Aquaculture Practices certification. "Peter's personal commitment to sustainable, responsible aquaculture has helped reshape the entire retail sector," Chamberlain said, adding that Redmond's expanded role in GAA "will surely drive the BAP program to new heights."

Redmond said he is honored that the leaders of GAA have recognized his contributions and commitment to GAA's mission and goals. "GAA is not only the leading standards-setting organization for aquaculture seafood," Redmond said. "For many in the marketplace, it is the only credible voice in support of aquaculture development worldwide. Aquaculture is the future, and GAA is the right organization to advocate for its responsible development."

Redmond will continue his efforts to develop marketplace acceptance of BAP standards as well as work with funding groups to expand GAA's financial base and membership. Chamberlain will continue as GAA president, with a major focus on the work of the BAP Standards Oversight Committee.

"We are delighted that Peter has accepted this challenge," Stevens said. "His leadership in these arenas is exactly what GAA needs at this point in its growth and expansion."

Stevens and Chamberlain will focus on supporting responsible aquaculture development, working with governments, regulatory agencies, trade associations and involved stakeholders around the world. The organization will continue to operate from its St. Louis, Missouri, USA, office with support from its existing staff.

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