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December 22, 2014

United States

Bill and Betty More Retire, Replaced by Marcos Moya

 

At the end of 2015, Bill and Betty More will retire from their respective roles as the Global Aquaculture Alliance’s Best Aquaculture Practices Director and Program Manager. Bill got started in shrimp farming in 1962 and deserves the title of “Father of Shrimp Farming in the Western Hemisphere.”

 

Since the formation of BAP’s predecessor, the Aquaculture Certification Council, Bill and Betty have been instrumental in the success of the BAP program over the past 12 years.  Since the adoption of the first set of BAP standards for shrimp farms in 2003, the BAP program has grown to 358 certified farms, 267 certified processing plants, 30 certified hatcheries and 26 certified feed mills.  The BAP program’s success is a direct result of the More’s tireless work and dedication to responsible aquaculture and program integrity.

 

Wally Stevens, GAA Executive Director, said: “Bill and Betty More are two very special people. They’re two of the most respected people in the aquaculture community.  GAA is a collection of dedicated, professional, experienced men and women of the highest integrity, who are devoted to aquaculture’s growth.  Betty and Bill check all of those boxes, and then some.  While they will step away from their day-to-day involvement with the BAP division at the end of 2015, they will still be available to GAA and the Responsible Aquaculture Foundation on the larger issues facing aquaculture’s growth.”

 

 

Marcos Moya, the New BAP Manager

 

On January 1, 2015, Marcos Moya will join the Global Aquaculture Alliance as Best Aquaculture Practices Manager.  He will work with Bill and Betty over the coming months to ensure a seamless transition.

 

Previously, Moya acted as head of BAP’s expansion team in Latin America and Europe on a part-time basis.  He will be based at BAP’s office in Lynnwood, Washington, USA.  He has more than 20 years of professional experience managing integrated aquaculture operations, most of them shrimp farms or hatcheries.  He has worked in Spain, Mexico, Mozambique, Madagascar, Peru, Honduras, Panama and Canada.

 

Sources: 1. The FishSite.  Marcos Moya To Oversee BAP Facilities Development.  December 23, 2014.  2. Bob Rosenberry, Shrimp News International, December 23, 2014.

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