Ocean Gala Marine Resources and GAA partner to promote responsible aquaculture
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Steven Hart, GAA vice president (Photo: GAA)CHINATuesday, November 08, 2016,02:30 (GMT + 9)Ocean Gala Marine Resou
 

Steven Hart, GAA vice president. (Photo: GAA)

 

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Tuesday, November 08, 2016, 02:30 (GMT + 9)

 

Ocean Gala Marine Resources and the Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) have signed a cooperation agreement so as to promote responsibly farmed seafood.

Ocean Gala Marine Resources operates as Chang International in China, a leading seafood processing and supply company with facilities in Kirkland (Washington, the US) and in Qingdao (China), exporting wild and farmed seafood products into the Europe, North America, Japan and China markets.

“In a recent survey of seafood buyers and consumers, Ocean Gala Marine Resources was recently recognized as one of the top seafood suppliers in China," said Steven Hart, GAA vice president.

"We are encouraged by their initiative to work with Best Aquaculture Practices (BAPs) as they work toward supplying more responsibly produced seafood to Chinese consumers and take a role in addressing their food safety concerns by working with an international third-party certification that includes rigorous food safety requirements,” he added. 

As part of the agreement, Chang International will promote seafood products from BAP-certified facilities, encouraging Chinese retail and foodservice buyers to source seafood from responsible sources.

In turn, GAA will help the firm and its global buyers and supply chain to source seafood products from BAP-certified facilities.

“We are excited about partnering with GAA to start sourcing responsibly farmed products for the Chinese market. Food safety continues to be the No. 1 issue Chinese consumers are concerned about. By partnering with GAA to source BAP products for our customers, Ocean Gala Resources will be able to supply that safety assurance to our customers,” pointed out Jerry Chang, owner of Chang International.

The agreement involves a number of cross-promotional efforts, including at events such as the China Fisheries & Seafood Expo.
 

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