Invitation to the GSA event and luncheon at SEG, 27 April 2022

Published by SIPA

The Global Seafood Alliance (GSA) has invited all SIPA members to attend their Stakeholder Update & Luncheon at Seafood Expo Global at 11am on Wednesday, 27 April.

The meeting will be held at the Fira de Barcelona in Room CC4.2, which is located between Hall 4 and Hall 3, not far from GSA stand 5D201.

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11 a.m. – 12 p.m.: GSA Stakeholder Update

12 – 12:30 p.m.: Luncheon

12:30 – 2 p.m.: Black tiger shrimp developments in Bangladesh

Topics to be addressed:

  • GSA rebrand
  • Updates on the Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certification program
  • Updates on the Best Seafood Practices (BSP) certification program, including the Responsible Fishing Vessel Standard (RFVS) and Seafood Processing Standard (SPS)
  • GSA’s partnership with the Bangladesh Shrimp and Fish Foundation on a World Bank-funded project of the Bangladesh Department of Fisheries to uplift the country’s small-scale shrimp farmers and revitalize black tiger shrimp (Penaeus monodon) farming.

George Chamberlain, GSA President, has sent the following message to SIPA members concerning black tiger shrimp developments in Bangladesh:

Invitation to assist smallholder black tiger shrimp farmers in Asia


Only about 5% of global farmed seafood has been certified.  That was the low hanging fruit (large companies, often integrated). Now, we face the much bigger challenge of helping to improve the profitability and sustainability of small farms that comprise 80-90% of global aquaculture.  This is a heavy lift that will require formation of Aquaculture Improver Projects or AIPs.  We think a logical place to begin is with large, high-value black tiger shrimp in Asia.  We are inviting members of SIPA as well as other stakeholders including retailers, processors, government representatives, funders, and other NGOs to join us to discuss this on 27 April in room CC4.2 of the Convention Center in Barcelona.


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