Wally Stevens is executive director of the Global Aquaculture Alliance. In this role, he has helped expand the global reach of GAA's Best Aquaculture Practices program. The 35-year veteran of the seafood industry is frequently asked to speak on key issues that affect aquaculture and the global seafood industry.
Stevens was president of Slade Gorton & Co., a U.S.-based seafood distribution and marketing company, until retiring in 2006. Stevens earlier was president of Ocean Products, a small salmon aquaculture company in Maine.
Stevens has also served as chairman of the board of the National Fisheries Institute, where he helped establish the highly successful Future Leaders program.