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Responsible Seafood Summit

Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada October 2-5, 2023

Join us for the 22nd edition of The Responsible Seafood Summit at The Saint John Delta to discuss the foremost issues shaping the future of the seafood industry.

Loni Grinnell Greninger Speaking



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). Though the name has changed, the mission has not – to provide a pre-competitive platform for sharing knowledge and exchanging ideas amongst seafood thought leaders.

Executives representing the entire seafood 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.

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Staying Ahead of the Curve

The Responsible Seafood Summit features a carefully curated and forward-thinking program that identifies emerging issues before they become challenges and offers solutions to those impending challenges, keeping you ahead of the curve. With the assistance of a nine-member advisory board, the program is currently in development. An outline of the program will be published by May 1.

Program Advisory Board:
Julie Decker, Alaska Fisheries Development Foundation
Rick Doucet, Former New Brunswick Fisheries & Aquaculture Minister
Bill Dimento, High Liner Foods
Jon Grant, Dalhousie University
Dick Jones, Blue Ocean Mariculture
Tim Kennedy, Canadian Aquaculture Industry Alliance
Allen Kimball, Trident Seafoods
Paul Lansbergen, Fisheries Council of Canada
Annie Tselikis, Maine Lobster Dealers Association
Matt Thompson & Lena Weiss, New England Aquarium

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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 18 cities on four continents (Asia, Europe, North America and South America) 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, network and socialize through a carefully curated program, meals and receptions, and field trips to production facilities.

New Brunswick, Canada, was selected as the location of the 2023 Responsible Seafood Summit because of its diverse seafood community and the example it sets for aquaculture and fisheries done responsibly. Atlantic Canada is increasingly a leader in global protein production, job creation and rural development, advancements in supply chain management, deglobalization and food security, ocean economy strategies, bay management and conservation, and collaboration with First Nations. Discover first-hand what New Brunswick has to offer by joining us in Saint John from Oct. 2 to 5.

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Registration & Conference Program

Registration for the 2023 Responsible Seafood Summit opens on May 1. Rates go up by $500 on July 1. Become a GSA individual or small business member to save $200, or become a GSA corporate member to save $500. The registration discount applies to all employees of member companies. Contact us, or share your email address to receive event updates. An outline of the conference program will be published in late April.
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GSA Corporate Members

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

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GSA Non-Members




Engaging Field Trips

Take your learning and networking experience at The Responsible Seafood Summit on the road with a field trips to aquaculture production facilities and fishing communities, including processing plants, farms, hatcheries, feed mills and fishing vessels. Field trips for the 2023 event will be announced by May 1. Pictured is Cooke Aquaculture’s Hope Island rainbow trout farm in Washington state, one of four field trips offered during the 2022 event.

Engaging Field Trips

Inspirational Entrepreneurs

In its 11th year, the Responsible Seafood Innovation Awards recognize individuals and organizations finding new solutions to the challenges facing both aquaculture and wild-capture fisheries. The application process for the 2023 event will open on May 1. Pictured is one of two 2022 winners, Dr. C.R. Subhashini and Mrs. Sudha Lingappa of Aristogene Biosciences with Jim Sutter, CEO of the U.S. Soybean Export Council, the competition’s sponsor.
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Influential Buyers

The world’s leading retail and foodservice companies are always well represented at the event. Buyers play a key role in influencing seafood production practices through corporate social responsibility policies and associated sourcing specifications. Among last year’s participants were 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, Metro Canada, Red Lobster, Schnucks, Sysco, Topco, US Foods and Wakefern. Interested in connecting with buyers? Sign up for Connect, a matchmaking exercise allowing buyers and sellers to exchange business information in a structured, efficient manner. Contact GSA Media & Events Sales Manager Jim Batchelor to learn more.
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Distinguished Leaders

The Wallace R. Stevens Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes individuals whose leadership, integrity and commitment to responsibility resulted in significant advancements in the field of seafood. Last year, National Fisheries Institute President John Connelly and Global Seafood Alliance President and Founder George Chamberlain were honored (pictured with Bill Herzig and Wally Stevens). Past recipients include I. Chiu Liao, Chingchai Lohawatanakul, Nguyen Dzung, Li Sifa, Ken Morrison, George Williams, Peder Jacobson, Bjorn Myrseth, Don Lightner, Bill Herzig, Wally Stevens, Brahmanandam Potru and John Galiher.
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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. There are multiple sponsorship opportunities available for Saint John, including complimentary registrations.
Download GSA’s 2023 Media & Events Kit and contact GSA Media & Events Sales Manager Jim Bachelor to learn more.

Save the Date

Registration for the 2023 Responsible Seafood Summit in New Brunswick will open on May 1.

The 2024 Responsible Seafood Summit will be held in Scotland.

Interested in hosting the 2025 Responsible Seafood Summit? Fill out a request for proposal and contact GSA’s Steven Hedlund for more information.