Ecuadorian initiative for sustainable shrimp production

A year ago, a proposal was presented for the sustainable production of “Made in Ecuador” shrimp.

Many ideas have emerged for sustainable production and consumption. These have been reflected in initiatives such as the Global Salmon Initiative (GSI), focused on offering a healthy and sustainable source of protein for the population’s diet, minimising the impacts of the carbon footprint and contributing to social contribution.

This is the Sustainable Shrimp Partnership (SSP), an initiative of several Ecuadorian shrimp entrepreneurs, like Empacreci and Seajoy whose mission is to make production a clean, stable and successful practice for the world. In addition, it seeks to work with groups of interest for the best social and environmental performance, offering the best alternatives for consumers.

The purpose of SSP is to promote compliance with quality standards and guarantee the sustainable cultivation of shrimp.

José Antonio Camposano, Executive President of the National Chamber of Aquaculture (CNA), told the media that the initiative has four criteria and considers that they are the most demanding in terms of sustainability:

SSP seeks to reduce the risk of disease and has an advisory board made up of the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), the Sustainable Trade Initiative (IDH) and the Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) certification.

Likewise, the European Union allocated resources to GSI for an amount of USD 74 thousand through the “EXPORT-DES” program of the Corporation for the Promotion of Exports and Investments (Corpei) in order to boost and increase exports.

Editor: AquacultureList

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