Tilapia Tales - Issue 10

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!

From left to right: Ciaran Cuffe (Minister for Fisheries Ireland), John Murphy (M.D. Murphy's Irish Seafood's), Gearoid O'Rourke (Marketing Manager Murphy's Irish Seafood's), Aidan Cotter (CEO of Bord Bia - Irish Food Board)
Murphy Seafood

National Organic Awards 2010

Reeling in National Organic Award!

Bord Bia's National Organic Awards were held in Dublin on Tuesday last (14/09/2010) to celebrate the organic industry's major contributors in 2010. Now in its 4th year, The National Organic Awards are recognised as an important feature of the organic food and drink industry. Five awards in total were dished out, with "Murphy's Irish Seafood" picking up the prestigious "Best Organic Export Product for 2010". This award seeks to recognise the achievement of an Irish organic product on an export market whereby the product has proved its quality and taste in other Markets. The award was won for their Organic Irish Salmon which is exported throughout Europe and the U.S.A.

Murphy's Irish Seafood, a sister company of Fastnet Mussels Ltd, was established in 2007.  The company has total control of the entire organic process from hatchery to customer, as the company comprises of its own hatchery, farm boats and production facility.  The salmon are fed only natural and organic ingredients from sustainable sources.  In an already highly competitive market, the company has established itself as a leading light in the production and promotion of top quality Irish Organic Salmon.  On receiving the award, company owner Mr. John Murphy stated "We are delighted to win the award. Back a couple of years ago we felt there was a niche market for organic Irish salmon that needed to be filled. We are avid organic supporters and are looking at developing other organic seafood products including mussels in the near future" This is an exciting time for the west cork based firm, as they will be launching their new retail brand "The Fisherman Murphy" for the Irish retail market next month along with a new company website and charity Portfolio.

"The Fisherman Murphy" brand is a new retail brand with a focus on convenient ready to eat mussels and other seafood treats and should be in store near you soon!!!

VideoWatch Murphy's Irish Seafood Video

GOAL 2010

GOAL 2010 - Feeding the Rising New Middle Class

John Schramm will represent Tropical at GOAL 2010, which is taking place this year in Kuala Lumpur, October 17th-20th.   The Global Outlook for Aquaculture Leadership (GOAL) is an annual conference organized by the Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA).  Since it's initiation in 2001, Tropical has been firm supporters of the GAA's efforts at this conference. 

This year the conference is looking to give attendees an overview of where aquaculture is now and how it must sustainably grow into the future.  GOAL 2010 combines strategic information on aquaculture production and marketing with good opportunities to network and expand business horizons.  GOAL 2010 will also consider market-side issues like carbon footprint, economics and pricing, as well as the essential role of breeding in industry growth.  The meeting is expecting over 300 of the top business players in aquaculture and seafood.

Staff Notes

Rosie Barmann, A/R Administrator
Rosie moved into her recently purchased Town Home on the 27th of last month, just five days after her closing on the 22nd.   Her son Jay came from California to help with the move and although she is surrounded by piles of boxes, she loves her new digs!

LisitaMike Howe, Inside Sales Manager
Last weekend Mike ran in the Hudson Mohawk Marathon in Albany, NY.  Given that this was the third marathon Mike has participated in, he pleased to share that he set a personal record of:  3 hours 24 minutes!
....well done Mike!


Schramm Family

Lorena, John and Samantha recently got the exciting news that Samantha will have a sibling!   Congratulations John and Lorena!

Latest  Recipe

Tilapia Dijonaisse
Fillet of Tilapia Dijonaisse

Think Simple! A few simple ingredients, simple preparation and a simple delicious dinner is on the table! View Recipe
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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 1996, Produmar became one of the first Ecuadorian farms to practice polyculture - raising tilapia and shrimp in the same ponds. Polyculture is a system that ensures the most efficient use of water and land. Produmar currently has 930 Hectares (2,298 acres) under this type of system and plan to expand to 1000 Hectares by the end of this year.


Tropical and Social Responsability

Our farms, feed mills and processing plants directly employ over 5,000 people in areas of Latin America where there are typically few job opportunities. Learn more about our sustainable practices.


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