Joint goals require joint regulations
There is hardly any other field of agriculture that is so highly globalised and characterised by contradictory working, living and environmental conditions as aquaculture. Large multinational companies operate opposite local cooperatives of small farmers; fully automated high-tech farms compete with labour-intensive manual work, offshore pens with pond farming, European values with Asian traditions.
GGN.ORG stands for the idea that joint goals are achieved when all those involved work together.
Our principles are DIALOGUE, TRANSPARENCY, RELIABILITY and DEVELOPMENT.
Fish farmers and consumers, fish processors and retailers, governments and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) are all involved in creating a modern aquaculture that is oriented towards sustainability. Joint regulations arise in the course of a dialogue out of mutual demands. [...read more]
Openness and scrutability on the part of all participants are essential for mutual trust. It is for this reason that GGN.ORG has provided a way for all those who wish to do so to familiarise themselves with a farm and to see which farm has reared the product that they have purchased.
A thing needs to be good before it can become better. The principle of good aquaculture practice also includes the willingness to undergo constant development. Together with a network of local and global technical committees, GLOBALG.A.P. continually inspects its own regulations and supports farms in implementing regionally adapted development strategies. [...read more]