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Responsible Seafood Summit

St Andrews, Scotland, October 21-24, 2024

Join us for the 23rd edition of the Responsible Seafood Summit at the Fairmont St Andrews to discuss the foremost issues shaping the future of the seafood industry. Registration is now open.

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Next Up: Scotland

The 23rd edition of the Responsible Seafood Summit, co-hosted by Seafood Scotland, will be held at the Fairmont St Andrews in historic St Andrews on Scotland’s east coast from Oct. 21 to 24, 2024. Registration is now open. Get on our mailing list to receive updates on our 2024 event.

The Responsible Seafood Summit features a carefully curated, forward-thinking program with around 50 speakers who identify emerging issues before they become challenges and develop a long-term strategy addressing those challenges.



New Name, Same Mission

The Global Seafood Alliance has been encouraging collaboration and facilitating dialogue throughout the seafood community since 2001, beginning with the Global Shrimp Outlook for Leadership (GSOL) and continuing with its successor, the Global Outlook for Aquaculture Leadership (GOAL). Over the years, the mission has been clear – to provide a pre-competitive platform for sharing knowledge and exchanging ideas amongst seafood thought leaders, uniting aquaculture and wild-capture fisheries. This is the world’s only seafood event focused on bridging the differences and nurturing the commonalities between aquaculture and fisheries, with the goal of building a more unified front for seafood.

Between 400 and 500 seafood professionals representing the entire value chain – including farmers, fishers, processors, exporters and importers, feed manufacturers, wholesalers, retail and foodservice buyers, technology providers, NGOs and government officials – attend the Responsible Seafood Summit to be active participants in the development of a healthy, responsible seafood community.



Location is Everything!

No two events are the same! We do not rest on our laurels by holding the same event in the same location each year. The Responsible Seafood Summit has been held in 19 cities on four continents since 2001. Each event is unique, embracing the identity and culture of the host country while providing an entertaining, casual atmosphere for seafood professionals to learn and network through an education program, meals and receptions, and field trips to production facilities.

The 2024 event will be held on the east coast of Scotland at the Fairmont St Andrews, Scotland’s largest conference facility, with more than 15,000 square feet of meeting space and 220 guest rooms. 




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Registration Pricing

Early registration for the Responsible Seafood Summit is now open! We strongly encourage you to register as soon as possible, as the event is expected to sell out. Become a GSA individual or small business member to save $200 USD per employee, or become a GSA corporate member to save $500 USD per employee. Prices go up on July 1.

Please note that 50% refunds are available for cancelations through June 30. Registration fees will not be refunded after June 30. If you need to cancel after June 30, you may transfer your registration to another guest. Guests cannot roll over registrations from year to year. Contact us to report a cancellation.

Tier 1



GSA Corporate Members
UK Residents

Tier 2



GSA Individual Members
GSA Small Business Members
Companies with BAP- and BSP-Certified Facilities

Tier 3



GSA Non-Members

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Conference Program

The conference program consists of plenaries in the mornings, breakouts in the afternoons and networking events in the afternoons and evenings, with field trips on Day 3, Oct. 24. Breakfast and lunch are included in the registration fee. This carefully curated, forward-thinking program – with sessions structured to unite seafood professionals from both aquaculture and fisheries to discuss shared responsibilities and goals – is organized by GSA with the guidance of a program advisory board. The 2024 program will be announced as the event draws closer.

For the first time, the Summit will offer six content tracks for attendees: shrimp, salmon, fisheries, aquaculture, marketplace and innovation.

Keynote Speaker

Scottish entrepreneur Chris van der Kuyl will serve as the Summit's opening keynote speaker on Day 1 of the conference program.

Chris van der Kuyl is one of Scotland’s leading entrepreneurs working across the technology, media, gaming and entertainment sectors. Chris is most notably co-founder and chairman of multiple award-winning games developer, 4J Studios, best known for developing Minecraft for Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo game consoles.

Van der Kuyl is also chairman of Ace Aquatec and was the founding member of Entrepreneurial Scotland as well as a member of multiple advisory and local charity boards. He will be speaking on emerging technologies, innovation and artificial intelligence at the Summit.




Engaging Field Trips

Take your learning and networking experience on the road by participating in industry field trips! The 2023 Responsible Seafood Summit featured nine field trips throughout New Brunswick, with 125 participants total. Thank you to Cooke Seafood, East Coast Innovation Inc., Connors Bros. Ltd., Skretting, RPC Science & Technology, Saeplast, Ashored Innovations, Oyster Kings, Edmond Gagnon Ltd. and the residents of Grand Manan Island for kindly hosting our delegates during the event. The 2024 Responsible Seafood Summit in Scotland will also feature multiple industry field trips. Information on field trips will be available after registration opens.


Inspirational Entrepreneurs

Established in 2012, GSA’s Responsible Seafood Innovation Awards recognize individuals and organizations finding new solutions to the challenges facing aquaculture and fisheries. This year’s six finalists were AquaExchange Agritech Pvt Ltd., AQUIT Corp., Ava Ocean, Cresponix, ORIVO and Zeal Industries. By audience vote, the winners were AQUIT Corp. (aquaculture) and Zeal Industries (fisheries). Thank you to the U.S. Soybean Export Council for sponsoring the 2023 competition. Pictured is Jerry Slouch of the United Soybean Board, Daniela Allerbon of AQUIT Corp. and master of ceremonies and 2022 winner Toby Corey of Cruz Foam.

Applications for the 2024 Responsible Innovation Awards are now being accepted. Do you know someone with a seafood innovation? Apply now!


Influential Buyers

The world’s leading retail and foodservice companies are always well represented at the Responsible Seafood Summit. Buyers play a key role in influencing seafood production practices through corporate social responsibility policies and associated sourcing specifications. Among the companies represented over the years are Ahold Delhaize USA, BJ’s Wholesale Club, Bloomin’ Brands, Captain D’s, Food Lion, Giant Eagle, Hannaford, H.E.B., Harvest Meat Co., Hello Fresh, Hy-Vee, Japanese Consumers’ Co-operative Union (JCCU), Metro Canada, Red Lobster, Sainsbury’s, Schnucks, Sysco, Topco, US Foods and Wakefern.

Exclusive Data & Analysis

GSA’s exclusive production forecasts for farmed shrimp and farmed finfish have been fixtures of the Responsible Seafood Summit for almost 20 years. Once again in 2023 the results of GSA’s aquaculture production survey were presented and analyzed by Rabobank’s Gorjan Nikolik (pictured), with contributions from Ragnar Nystøyl and Chris van Bussel, both of Kontali. Additionally, Urner Barry’s Angel Rubio provided production and trade data for a number of key wild seafood species, including lobster, crab, groundfish and wild salmon.


Fun & Entertainment

What’s an event without fun, entertainment and opportunities to network? You can't visit the birthplace of golf and not play a hole or two! In addition to a golf tournament on Day 3, the 2024 Responsible Seafood Summit will hold three receptions: an opening reception, a cocktail hour celebrating the Innovation Award finalists, and a Seafood Summit signature: a gala reception and dinner at the Old Course Hotel in St Andrews with live entertainment, all while celebrating the tastes Scottish seafood has to offer.

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Become a Sponsor

Heighten the visibility and credibility of your brand by aligning with GSA’s mission of responsible seafood production and sourcing by sponsoring the Responsible Seafood Summit. Contact GSA Media & Events Sales Manager Jim Batchelor for sponsorship opportunities at our 2024 event in Scotland.