Tropical Aquaculture's monthly newsletter will give you
timely and relevant information about our Vermont based company as
well as our overseas facilities. Each month we will also be sharing a new sustainability point that we currently practice - so keep your eyes open!
Expanding Product Line
After the introduction of our new Organic Irish Salmon at the
International Boston Seafood Show 2010, our President John Schramm visited the West
Cork Organic Salmon farm in Bantry Bay, Ireland last week. During his visit,
John toured the farm where the salmon is carefully nurtured from smolt to
market size, averaging 4.5 Kg.
Murphy's Irish Seafood produces its West Cork Organic Salmon according
to AB certification (Quality-France SAS) and Naturland Verband's organic
certifications. Murphy's operation has been audited for BIO Suisse
(Switzerland), IOFGA (Ireland) and EU Organic certifications.
West Cork Organic Salmon is raised in low-density sea cages where large
tidal exchange and strong Atlantic currents give an ideal fish rearing environment.
The fish are fed a diet containing only natural and organic ingredients. These
factors result in the highest-quality farm raised product that's as near to
wild as possible. Read more
Watch Murphy's Irish Seafood video
Conference at ESE, Brussels
Aquamar S.A., one of Tropical's
Ecuadorian farms, participated in the GlobalG.A.P Press Conference at the
European Seafood Exposition last month, representing the first sustainable
tilapia farm system certified by GlobalG.A.P in the America's. Other participants
included: GTZ, Aquamar S.A., Binca Seafoods GmbH, Anova Seafood, Royal Ahold,
WWF, HQ Sustainable Maritime Industries Inc. and NTACO.
During the press conference, GlobalG.A.P
presented Tilapia and Pangasius as the new, responsibly produced aquaculture
species on the market. They were pleased to announce that there has been much
progress of these species with the completion of standards for both. As farms are certified against the
GlobalG.A.P standard worldwide, consumers can be assured they are buying
responsibly and sustainably sourced products.
It is expected that farms will subsequently be certified against the
Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) sustainability standards once the ASC
becomes operational next year.
Tropical's farms are already working on this.
John Schramm, President of Tropical Aquaculture Products, in
representation of Aquamar Farm, mentioned during the press conference the
benefits of this certification on validating Tropical Aquaculture's commitment
to responsible and sustainable aquaculture practices.
Tropical Aquaculture Europe Participates in the European Seafood Exposition (ESE)
Our sister company, Tropical Aquaculture Europe (TAE) participated in the ESE last month. ESE is the biggest seafood exhibition in the world with more than 1600 exhibitors and visitors coming from 144 different countries.
Laurent Metivier, our European Manager, was able to meet with some key accounts for both tilapia and shrimp and felt the show was a success with many visitors to his booth. More than 2,000 people sampled our tilapia, which was cooked with olive oil, salt and pepper. Show attendees were able to really taste the tilapia and were thrilled by the clean, mild and sweet flavor of the fillet. For many, it was the first time they tried tilapia and we hope we left a good taste in their mouth!
The results are in! Larissa Bassarab, a member of our
logistics team, is now a certified SQF Practitioner! Last month she headed to the Windy City to take a HAACP and
SQF course. She just got the
exciting results that she passed both of her exams. As an SQF Practitioner, Larissa will help implement SQF
procedures at all of our warehouses.
Next week Meghan Bouchie
one of our sales representatives, heads to Washington D.C. for the first of
four NFI Future Leaders sessions.
Meghan will be introduced to NFI during this trip as well as learn the
role of lobbying and advocacy on Capitol Hill. In addition, she will learn about free trade and get an
introduction to media training.
At the end of last month,
Lisa, Lorena and Mike ran in the "Middlebury Maple Run" half marathon. Mike, our inside Sales Manager,
made a personal record ending in 1 hr 29 minutes and 37 seconds - go Mike! For
Lisa, our controller, this was the first time she participated in a half marathon race and it
only energized her to run in more.
She will run the Burlington, Vt. marathon at the end of this month. Lorena, our Project Manager for Food
Safety and Environmental Standards, is a veteran runner, having participated in
various marathons and Ironman competitions in the past. This time around Lorena didn't run
alone, her 7-month-old daughter Samantha accompanied her across the finish
line! While this wasn't a first for Lorena, it definitely was for Samantha!
New on our website.....Check out our new company video and gallery of photos
|Latest Recipe |
Lang Chan's Ceviche
Think Fresh! Looking for a fresh, light and delicious
meal? Look no further!. See recipe
Take a Look at Our Journey to SustainabilityLearn about our Umbrella Policy on our website or download or print a printer-friendly version of our Sustainability brochure.
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