GAA adds to Southern Hemisphere market development team

The Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) hired business development managers for Australia and New Zealand to raise the profile of its Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) program in those markets.

Norm Grant, executive chairman of the Seafood Importers Association of Australasia (SIAA), will lead efforts in Australia. At SIAA, which represents three-quarters of Australia’s seafood supply, Grant leads trade missions to Southeast Asia to familiarize Australian government, industry and buyers with the region’s food-safety and bio-security standards in aquaculture. He also explores opportunities for technology transfer, joint ventures and manufacturing from Australian raw materials. He was also publisher and editor of Seafood Australia, a national trade magazine published between 1990 and 2006.

Kent Inglis, who will head up market development for GAA in New Zealand, has led international marketing efforts for New Zealand’s largest mussel processor and has held roles in the Pacific oyster and salmon industries. Inglis has had an ownership stake in a finfish aquaculture venture and has managed the sale of a large integrated aquaculture operation in 2011.

“We are very excited that Norm and Kent are joining GAA as it carries out its mission of feeding the world through responsible aquaculture,” said Peter Redmond, BAP’s VP of market development. “Both bring unique yet extremely valuable experience and abilities that will help GAA, its supplier partners and the region’s retailers continue their collective journey toward sustainable aquaculture.”


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