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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

October 22, 2009

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 George Chamberlain said. “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.”

 

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.
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