Bridson appointed to GAA committee


SeafoodSource staff

Published on
October 21, 2009

The Global Aquaculture Alliance on Thursday announced Pete Bridson was appointed to the Standards Oversight Committee (SOC) that oversees development of the GAA’s Best Aquaculture Practices certification program.

Bridson currently serves as research manager at the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Department of Conservation Outreach. He is responsible for generating sustainability recommendations for farmed seafood products.

“We are delighted that Pete Bridson has agreed to join this important committee,” said George Chamberlain, GAA president and SOC chairman. “Pete’s experience in Europe, Southeast Asia and Central America as an aquaculture researcher and organic standards developer will serve this group well. He understands the complex interactions between aquaculture and the environment.”

Bridson replaces Michelle Harvey of Environmental Defense Fund. Harvey’s resignation from the Standards Oversight Committee came as a result of restructuring at EDF that removed aquaculture from the organization’s primary areas of concern.

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