|Our Ecuadorian Facilities Attain BAP Certification
Our two largest Ecuadorian plants and farms, Aquamar and Produmar, have received "Best Aquaculture Practices" (BAP) certification. BAP now gives our customers this
comprehensive certification standard designed to address both industry and NGO
Our plants and farms
currently carry SQF 2000 level 3 and ISO and will continue with these
certifications. Read more
Our Collaboration with Sustainable Fisheries
SFP will be running side-by-side audits of three different
certification schemes on ten tilapia farms world-wide. We are pleased to say that two of
our Ecuadorian farms will be involved in this project.
The results will allow
stakeholders to see how the schemes stack up against one another. Farms that do well against all schemes
will be in a strong position to sell to a diverse range of companies and
markets. Buyers sourcing from
these farms will have the highest degree of confidence that the tilapia they
are buying comes from the most environmentally friendly farms. More info about this project
Our Commitment to Social Responsibility - Donation of Fresh Tilapia Fillets
On November 25th, we donated 10,000 pounds of
fresh tilapia fillets for Thanksgiving.
We donated to food banks in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Baltimore,
Boston, New York, Miami, Philadelphia and Rutland.
'Unbelievable', said Butch Langenfelder, food sourcing manager at Maryland Food Bank in Baltimore. 'You have no idea how excited we are. We are always searching for fresh seafood. This will have an immediate impact on the holiday season'. The donation is part of our commitment to social responsibility. Read more
Contrary to our name, we are currently far from the Tropics. We are in the stretch of months where
snow is on the ground, our thermometers rarely read above freezing and our cars
do not always want to start in the morning. However, we all manage to make our way on snow-covered roads
to our office in Rutland, Vermont because we love what we do.
This month, our President John Schramm completes his fourteenth year with Tropical. That's right, that means Tropical has
been around for fourteen years. It
is very exciting to see how much we've evolved in such a short amount of time.
Rosie Barmann, our accounts receivable representative is
completing her tenth year with Tropical this month. Rosie does a great job at making sure every penny is
accounted for as well as baking the most delicious birthday cakes for each of
us. Some might say she makes the
best carrot cake around!
Ingrid Wisell, who is one of the newer members to our staff,
will complete her first year with Tropical at the end of this month. She has the fun task of keeping up with John as his assistant. In the short time she has been here she
has been exposed to the seafood industry by attending various conferences
around the country. She is looking
forward to many years to come with Tropical.
Pecan & Almond Crusted Tilapia on Bed of Spinach
Fresh tilapia breaded with pecan and almonds served on top of wilted spinach. See recipe
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