The Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) named seafood veteran Brian Perkins as chief operating officer as it works to expand from aquaculture to wild fisheries with the addition of two new standards.

Perkins has over four decades of seafood experience working in the certification space, most recently holding the position of regional director Americas for the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC).

Perkins will be based out of GAA's headquarters in New Hampshire, reporting to CEO Wally Stevens.