By SeafoodSource staff
Published on 07 November, 2011
The Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certification program has expanded its international marketing team with the addition of Roy Palmer, the Global Aquaculture Alliance announced on Tuesday.
Palmer will be BAP’s business development manager for Australasia. He will help manage relationships with seafood suppliers, buyers, retailers and foodservice outlets on the Australian continent.
Palmer is a seafood professional who has been involved in all facets of the post-harvest industry. He has operated import-export-trading businesses and ran a successful chain of retail seafood establishments in Melbourne, Australia, for 13 years. He also holds a diploma in seafood processing.
Palmer has represented the Australian seafood industry in areas including SeaQual, Seafood Services Australia, Seafood Experience Australia, Seafood Training Australia, Agri-Food Skills Australia and the Australian Fish Names Committee.
BAP said Palmer’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.
“As more and more retailers in different areas of the globe start requiring responsibly produced aquaculture, they are recognizing that the BAP program offers the most thorough and comprehensive program,” said Peter Redmond, BAP’s VP of development. “The Australian and New Zealand retail and foodservice operators are also realizing the important role they play in the global industry. Roy Palmer’s appointment will be pivotal in helping drive the initiative forward in these markets. We are extremely fortunate to have found someone as talented and well respected as Roy to execute this role.”
Palmer is also a SeafoodSource blogger. Click here to view his latest blog entry.