Pete Bridson Joins Best Aquaculture Practices Standards Oversight Committee
Pete Bridson, aquaculture research manager at the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Department of Conservation Outreach, has been appointed to the Standards Oversight Committee that oversees the development of the Global Aquaculture Alliance Best Aquaculture Practices certification program.
“We are delighted that Pete Bridson has agreed to join this important committee,” GAA President and SOC Chairman
In his current position at the Monterey Bay Aquarium, Bridson is responsible for generating sustainability recommendations for a broad range of farmed seafood products. The aquarium has a strong seafood sustainability program through which it educates consumers about which seafoods to buy via “Seafood Watch” wallet cards and iPhone applications.
Bridson holds a master’s degree in fisheries biology and management, and participates on the World Wildlife Fund Shrimp Aquaculture Dialogue Global Steering Committee.
Bridson replaces Michelle Harvey of the 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.
The Best Aquaculture Practices program is a comprehensive, rigorous, metrics-based certification program for aquaculture — including farms, hatcheries and processing plants. BAP standards cover the environment, social responsibility, animal welfare, food safety and traceability. For more information on BAP, visit www.gaalliance.org/bap.html.