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Issue 50 : April 2014  

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What is blu™? 


We believe in supplying sustainably sourced seafood in order to maintain abundant aquatic ecosystems. Therefore, we developed blu™, our new label that stands for all of Tropical's principles and our vision for sustainable growth. 


The blu™ label is evidence that our products measure up to the industry's strictest food safety requirements and adheres to our standards for sustainability, social responsibility, traceability and food safety. 


Our focus is to bring you fresh, healthy seafood, free of added preservatives while minimizing our footprint on aquatic ecosystems to ensure a lasting seafood supply.


Through innovative practices we can source species from both, reputable farms and wild fisheries, managed in a responsible and sustainable manner.


We partner with farm operations that focus on limiting habitat damage by preventing the spread of disease and escapes while minimizing the use of wild fish in the feed to help offset pressure on wild fisheries. The fishermen we work with treat the ocean's resources with respect and utilize sensible fishing effort to reduce their impact on the environment and promote conservation of marine resources.


Look for the blu™ label and give yourself peace of mind. The round blue label indicates that the seafood you are getting is sourced in the most responsible and reliable way! 


blu™ is Seafood With A Clear Future  

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Q: How are shrimp able to swim?

A: Shrimp are laterally compressed crustaceans with a streamline shape for swimming. They swim forward with paddle-like appendages called pleopods on the underside of the abdomen. Backward swimming is accomplished by tail flipping of their uropods, the flat plates on the tail that enable propulsion.  

Source: Shrimp: The Endless Quest for Pink Gold By Jack & Anne Rudloe - Page 15-16
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Tilapia Fillet with Sweet & Hot Sauce
Think Maple Sugaring Season!
This recipe by Chef Stanti was a hit at the Seafood Expo! The hot sauce infused with pure maple syrup will create a savory explosion in your mouth! Click here for the recipe.
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Staff Notes

This month, we welcomed Jill McGrath to our Customer Service team. Jill is originally from California, where she worked in the hospitality field. A year ago, she moved to Stockbridge, VT with her two daughters, Cam and Hap. Some of the things she enjoys doing in her spare time are, cooking, sewing, gardening, bowling and fishing. Say hello to Jill next time you call to place an order! Welcome on board!
Matthew Busko, Logistics Coordinator, celebrated his third year anniversary working with the Tropical team. Thank you for your dedication and congratulations! 
We sadly said FAREWELL and HAPPY RETIREMENT to Chuck Sebeth, Farm Payables, earlier this month. For the past 6 years, Chuck worked in our accounting department reconciling warehouse and farm invoices. Chuck will be greatly missed and we wish him the best in his new journey. Congratulations!

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