Salmon Technical Committee members named

The Global Aquaculture Alliance's (GAA) Standards Oversight Committee (SOC) on Friday announced it appointed its final round of members to the Salmon Technical Committee (STC).

The 12-member committee includes representatives from industry, NGOs and academia from the United States, Chile, Norway, Scotland, New Brunswick and British Columbia.

Members include Adolfo Alvial, Marine Harvest Chile; Randi Haldorsen, Marine Harvest Norway; Michael Szemerda, Cooke Aquaculture; Mary Ellen Walling, British Columbia Salmon Farmers Association; Marius Dalen, Bellona Foundation; Theresa Ish, Environmental Defense; Dawn Purchase, Marine Conservation Society; Matthew Thompson, New England Aquarium; Conrad Mahnken, Washington State Fish Commission Society and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration; Paul Mitdtlyng, Norwegian School of Veterinary Science; Saksida Sonja, Center of Aquaculture Health Sciences.

Former Stolt Sea Farm-Washington President John Forster was named chair of the committee in February.

Over their three-year terms, members will review issues, vote on drafts and consider proposals for both new standards and revisions.

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