GAA hires new BAP certification manager

The Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) has hired a 30-year seafood industry veteran to serve as its Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certification manager.

Peter Carpenter worked most recently for Aqua Star, according to an announcement from the GAA, working as director of quality assurance and sustainability from 2007 to 2012, and as a consultant to the company from 2012 to 2015. He also worked for Fishery Products International in Danvers, Mass., as director of quality assurance from 2006 to 2007, quality enhancement and process manager from 2005 to 2006 and raw material inspection services manager from 1998 to 2001. He began his career in seafood with National Sea Products (now High Liner Foods) in Portsmouth, N.H. in 1982, and also worked for SeaWise in Portsmouth.

“We are pleased to have Peter join our team of talented women and men at the GAA as we continue our advocacy for sustainable and responsible aquaculture,” said GAA Executive Director Wally Stevens. “His extensive experience in all aspects of the seafood industry will serve us well.”

Carpenter will lead the organization’s transition of its management team from Lynwood, Wash. to Portsmouth.

“I’m looking forward to this fantastic opportunity with the GAA family, and more specifically to help the BAP team achieve new heights with regards to servicing our participating facilities,” Carpenter said. “I feel a great sense of pride knowing that I will be able to help carry the torch in promoting responsible aquaculture worldwide.”


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