New appointment for GLOBALG.A.P. – Fishfarmer Magazine

New appointment for GLOBALG.A.P.04 February, 2014 –

AQUALIFE’S Technical Director has been appointed to the Global G.A.P Technical Committee.

GLOBALG.A.P (Good Agricultural Practise), the aquaculture industry regulator in promoting worldwide industry standards, has appointed Philip Brown, Technical Director of Aqualife, to the committee board to aid the development of NGO voluntary standards for good aquacultural practice.Valeska Weymann, Head of Aquaculture Standards for GlobalG.A.P, said: ‘We are very glad to have Aqualife Services Ltd as a recently joined member and Philip Brown as part of our GLOBALG.A.P. Aquaculture Technical Committee. His participation on this committee is of great value in terms of animal health and welfare criteria established on the standard and currently under revision process for new version 5 to be launched in 2015.’Fish care professionals, Aqualife, has been working with GLOBALG.A.P as an associate member since 2012, guiding customers on the required G.A.P standards regarding the production of safe fish food products. With the appointment of Philip Brown on the committee Aqualife has the opportunity to lead the industry standards, further highlighting its position as the world’s leading vaccine delivery company.Commenting on his appointment, Philip Brown said: ‘GLOBALG.A.P is recognised as one of the leading standards for food safety and welfare, making it the perfect industry body for Aqualife to be part of. I am delighted to have been appointed onto the committee – it is a great opportunity for me to learn from the other members of the committee on what drives the standards that are required in their areas of expertise, while being able to guide the industry standards with my own experience and knowledge.’This announcement comes at an exciting time for Aqualife as the business has strategically re-launched its brand with a new identity and corporate website in order to cement its market leading position and gear up to capitalise on new market opportunities.