Tilapia Tales - Tropical Aquaculture Newsletter
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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!




Piscicola New York Attains BAP Certification


Last month our partner farm in Colombia, Piscicola New York, received Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certification.

 

Piscicola utilizes a cage system in the Betania Reservoir in the Magdalena River. Betania is an ideal location because of its low Hydraulic Retention Time (HRT), a key component to the healthy cultivation of fish.  The average HRT of Betania is one month while the average for most lakes is 1-10 years.

 

As part of the BAP program, the farm constantly monitors water quality at three different stations.  If needed, corrective actions are taken in the case that one of the quality checkpoints has been affected.  Additionally, all aquaculture activity in the reservoir is managed and restricted by the Colombian government. Read more

First Shipment of West Cork Organic Salmon


Last week we received our first shipment of West Cork Organic Salmon.  "We have had a very strong response to this new product and are very excited to be working with Murphy's Irish Seafood Ltd , knowing that their salmon will be appreciated here in the US market", said Mary Nagel, Director of Sales.

West Cork Organic Salmon is a beautiful deep-colored product and is produced according to AB certification (Quality-France SAS) and Naturland Verband's Organic certifications.


Call our office and speak with any member of the sales team for a full description, brochure, photos and pricing.


Warehouse Visits



Members of Aeroservi, our Ecuadorian Freight Forwarder, recently visited Lima Cargo City in Peru to inspect the LAN Lima coolers at the Jorge Chavez Airport.
In photo: Fernando Andrade; Aeroservi Manager, Cesar Guerrero; LAN Operations Lima, Fabian Herra; Chief of Operations LAN Guayaquil and Juan Manuel Hinostroza; LAN Lima Quality Control.

 

 




Craig Appleyard and David Kearns of Tropical, Xavier Rivera of LanCargo Ecuador and Fernando Andrade of Aeroservi visited the CAS and Maverick warehouse operations last month. 

They observed the product being broken down from the airline, palletized and loaded onto trucks at CAS. Once the product was trucked to the Maverick warehouse, they witnessed the product being sorted and loaded onto trucks en route to the customer.
In Photo: David, Craig, Xavier and Fernando.

Staff Notes

Mike HoweRunners Corner:  Mike, Lisa and Lorena ran in the Burlington VT Marathon this month.  There were 8,000 participants, of which 3,200 were full distance marathoners.  Mike ran the entire 26.2 miles, completing his 2nd marathon ever!  Lisa and Lorena were quite the team as they ran in the 2-person relay. 

 

These three gluttons for punishment thought that the marathon wasn't enough...The weekend following the Burlington Marathon, Lisa and Lorena ran in the "Pittsfield Hell Race" in which they ran 10 miles on woods trails in the hills of Pittsfield Vt.


hell raceJust a couple days later, Lisa and Mike ran in the 5k Pine Hill Trail Race in Rutland Vermont and this past Sunday Mike and Lorena ran in the 10k Crowley Road Race.

On the 21st of this month Mike starts training for the Mohawk Hudson River Marathon, which will take place in October.

 

Although there is a healthy sense of competition amongst all three, occasionally Mike gets some heat if he doesn't participate in EVERY race.....

 

Meghan: Future Leaders

Last month Meghan Bouchie, one of our Sales Representatives, headed to Capitol Hill on her first Future Leaders trip.  While there, she learned the importance of legislation for S.510, the FDA Food Safety and Modernization Act.  The NFI explained the significance of being supportive of the risk-based approach taken in this bill.  If S.510 is put in conference and passed, the FDA will better be able to do their job.  Additionally, Meghan was able to understand the value of communicating to everyone that seafood is safe!

 

LarissaBirthdays

Larissa blew out the candles for the 6th time at Tropical at the end of last month.  Jen and Lorena also celebrated their birthdays with us this month and John, our President, celebrated his birthday for the 15th time with Tropical this week.  

Latest Recipe

Pecan & Almond Crusted Tilapia on Bed of Spinach

Think Nutty! This crunchy, nutty dish will become a family favorite. 
See recipe
Take a Look at Our Journey to Sustainability
Learn about our Umbrella Policy on our website or download or print a printer-friendly version of our Sustainability brochure.
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Tropical History



In 1998 Laurent Metivier first came to the U.S. for a 10-week internship with us.  A native to France, his task was to develop sales in the Canadian, French speaking market.   Laurent did a myriad of jobs during his time here, including accounting, sales rep and chef at IBSS!  In 2002 he returned to France and in mid-2006 became the European Sales manager with the opening of Tropical Europe.


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Tropical and Sustainability



We prevent escapes of our farmed fish to neighboring natural habitats by protecting all inlets and outlets with double screens which are diligently maintained.Learn more about our sustainable practices

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