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Vol. 6, No. 2: February 2015  
Shrimp Farm Soon to Attain ASC Certification



With only 16 days away from the Seafood Expo North America, we are very excited to announce that our partner shrimp producer, Industrial Pesquera Santa Priscila S.A. (IPSP) is scheduled to receive Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) certification at its shrimp farms next week!! Their farms will be among the first in Ecuador to obtain ASC certification, leading the industry in the right direction!


Since 1976 IPSP has known the importance of caring for the environment, the local community and the social conditions of its workers and their immediate surroundings.  The ASC label reinforces what they have already been doing. 


Chanduy farm, the production site for Tropical's Blue Foot White Shrimp, is located on the Ecuadorian coastline in the area of San Antonio in the province of Santa Elena. 


The ASC standards ensure that shrimp production occurs sustainably and in a way that benefits producers, and consumers while limiting their impact on the environment. They also adhere to guidelines that promote the social conditions of workers and their surrounding communities. It should be noted that, while the ASC manages the standard and certification process, they do not certify the farms themselves; this is done by third-party certifying bodies. 


Chanduy was visited by two auditors from the Control Union Peru SAC certification body at the end of 2014 with the aim to meet with several members of the workforce and verify each one of the ASC standard's criteria. 


To complement the farm's ASC certification audit, an audit was also carried out at the two IPSP processing plants to verify compliance to the Marine Stewardship Council's (MSC) Chain of Custody Standard for processing plants. The Chain of Custody Standard carries a set of technical and administrative requirements for the processing and handling of certified sustainable products at every stage of the supply chain. Chain of Custody Certification assures that ASC certified seafood has indeed originated from a farmer certified against the ASC standard. 


Along with ASC certification for Chanduy, it is expected that Chain of Custody certification be granted in March.


Blue Foot White Shrimp are eco-friendly, delicious and always fresh.


Blue Foot White Shrimp are constantly harvested, processed and flown fresh, directly into major US ports in less than 24 hours of harvest - it doesn't get any fresher! 


This shrimp is recognized for its unique succulent, sweet flavor and crisp texture and is available as: 


5 lb. Styrofoam Box
10 lb. Styrofoam Box
8 lb. Tub
Shell-On EZ Peel
Peel & Deveined (P&D)
P&D Tail-On
For every pound of Blue Foot White Shrimp sold, we make a donation to the Charles Darwin Foundation for the conservation of Ecuador's Galapagos Islands.

Stop by Booth #333 for a sample of this world-class shrimp!
See You at SENA 2015
In just a couple weeks we will be exhibiting at the largest seafood event in North America, the Seafood Expo North America 2015. At this year's show we'd like you to join us as we celebrate our 20th year in business!

Stop by booth #333 to say hello, meet with our sales representatives and learn about the fresh products Tropical has to offer.  Samples of fresh tilapia, shrimp, cod, salmon and more will be prepared by Swiss Chef Stanti Schonbachler from the Victorian Inn located in Vermont. 

If you'd like to setup a meeting with any of our team members, please let us know - we'd be happy to meet with you!

To setup an appointment please e-mail us by clicking here.

See you in Boston!
Annual Donation to the Charles Darwin Foundation

For the third consecutive year, Tropical's Blue Foot White Shrimp program made its annual donation to the Charles Darwin Foundation in Ecuador's Galapagos Islands. 

Through our Blue Foot White Shrimp program we have committed to contribute to the conservation of Ecuador's fragile Galapagos Islands.

The funds we accumulate for our annual donation come directly from the sale of Blue Foot White Shrimp produced in Ecuador by Industrial Pesquera Santa Priscilla and distributed by Tropical. 

In 2014, donations to the Charles Darwin Foundation helped to:
Monitor 120 bird species
Plant 5,000 endemic and native seedlings
Tag 365 sharks
Captive rear 15 critically endangered Mangrove Finches
Q: Who was Captain John Sears? 
A: In the early days of the American Revolution, the British cut off the American salt supply and wreaked havoc on the fish industry. Defiant, Captain John Sears devised a method of extracting high-quality salt from sea water in large quantities. His efforts provided the salt essential for preserving fish and meat at a critical stage of America's quest for independence.

Homemade Tomato Sauce with Pasta & Shrimp
Shrimp pasta
Think Comfort Food!
This dish combines two all-time favorites: shrimp and pasta! Cook it up for a warm meal on a cold night.
Click here for the recipe.
Staff Notes

Staff_NotesThis month Marie (Breezy) Jackson, Administrator - A/R, celebrated her 7th year working at the Tropical office. Congratulations and Thank You for your hard work

Later in the month, on February 15th, Rosie Barmann, Administrator - A/R, celebrated her birthday. We wish you a Happy Birthday!

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