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March 1, 2015

 Ecuador

ASC Certification for Industrial Pesquera Santa Priscila

 

Industrial Pesquera Santa Priscila S.A. (IPSP), which has been farming and exporting shrimp since 1976, is scheduled to receive Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) certification for its shrimp farms next week!

 

Its Chanduy Farm, located in Santa Elena Province, produces “Blue Foot White Shrimp” for Vermont-based (USA) Tropical Aquaculture Products, the sales, distribution, marketing and accounting operation for a growing cooperative of sustainably farmed seafood products.

 

The ASC standards ensure that shrimp production occurs sustainably and in a way that benefits producers and consumers, and they adhere to guidelines that promote the social conditions of workers and their surrounding communities.

 

It should be noted that ASC manages the standards and certification process, but it does not certify the farms; that’s done by third-party certifying bodies.  The Chanduy Farm was visited by two auditors from the Control Union Peru SAC certification body at the end of 2014 to verify each one of ASC’s standards.

 

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.  Along with ASC certification for Chanduy, it is expected that Chain of Custody certification will be granted in March 2015.

 

Blue Foot White Shrimp are eco-friendly, delicious and always fresh.  The shrimp are constantly harvested, processed and flown fresh directly into major USA cities in less than 24 hours of harvest!

 

For every pound of Blue Foot White Shrimp sold, Tropical Aquaculture Products makes a donation to the Charles Darwin Foundation for the conservation of Ecuador’s Galapagos Islands.

 

Information: Industrial Pesquera Santa Priscila (phone 593-4-2681870, mobile 593-9-99422048, fax 593-4-2681854, email vicepresidente@santapriscila.com, webpage http://www.santapriscila.com/en/home.html).

 

Information: Tropical Aquaculture Products, Inc., P.O. Box 6311, Rutland, Vermont 05701, USA (phone 1-802-747-6311, fax 1-802-747-6353, email info@eattilapia.com, webpage http://www.eattilapia.com).

 

Information: Aquaculture Stewardship Council, P.O. Box 19107, 3501 DC  Utrecht, The Netherlands (phone +31-30-230-5929, email info@asc-aqua.org, webpage http://www.asc-aqua.org).

 

Information: Efrain Calderon, Contact Control Union Peru SAC, Avenida Rivera Navarrete, 762 Piso 15, San Isidro Lima, Peru (phone +51-171-904-00, fax: +51-171-904-10, email info.peru@controlunion.com, website: http://www.cuperu.com).

 

Source: Fish Tales.  Shrimp Farm Soon to Attain ASC Certification.  February 27, 2015.

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