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The Monterrey Bay Aquarium's Seafood Watch program upgraded Ecuadorian farmed shrimp to a yellow ranking, making it a 'Good Alternative' in the Seafood Guide.

This is the first time that Ecuadorian shrimp has been listed in the Seafood Watch list. This recognition is the result of over 50 years of improvements in the Ecuadorian shrimp sector, which is now characterized as a "high tech, low intensity industry".

At Tropical, we partner with Chanduy, a vertically integrated Ecuadorian shrimp farm, which has been family owned since 1976. This farm produces the Blue Foot White Shrimp we supply to the US market.

The following practices are employed at Chanduy and are also included in the Seafood Watch Yellow Ranking Report:

  1. Shrimp feed in Ecuador are used sparingly and contain low levels of fishmeal and oil.
  2. Young shrimp are not taken from the wild, which "improves disease resistance".
  3. Shrimp are raised in a low-density environment to avoid overcrowding and promote good health.
  4. As a result of low-density farming, Blue Foot White Shrimp are raised free of hormones, antibiotics, or other contaminants.

In fact, Chanduy's shrimp production has been key in the Ecuadorian shrimp industry. They are pioneers who developed an integrated reproduction program and were the first shrimp producers to stop capturing wild larvae.

Jointly, we are committed to delivering world-class shrimp while maintaining a healthy farming habitat and its surrounding environment. The Swiss-based Institute of Marketecology (IMO) validates Chanduy's practices as responsible and sustainable. In addition, for every pound of Blue Foot White Shrimp sold, a donation is made to the Charles Darwin Foundation to support the conservation of Ecuador's Galapagos Islands.

Blue Foot White Shrimp are constantly harvested and 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:

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Click here to learn more about our shrimp program.

So, this holiday season turn to Tropical to fulfill your fresh shrimp needs ands experience the culinary excellence of responsibly farmed shrimp while contributing to an important cause.

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As we approach the last quarter of the year, America's #1 consumed seafood is sure to continue to hold its place at the top of the charts.

Our partner shrimp farm, Chanduy, has been family owned since 1984 and is vertically integrated from hatchery to the moment we are ready to ship.

For the past 30 years, Chanduy farm has continuously produced shrimp on the West coast of Ecuador. The farm comprises over 3,500 acres of sand bottom ponds, allowing us to raise Ecuadorian white shrimp in a low-density environment to avoid overcrowding and promote good health.

Chanduy's shrimp production has been key in the development of Ecuadorian aquaculture. They were pioneers who developed an integrated reproduction program for crustacean larvae and were the first shrimp producers to stop capturing wild larvae. The closed reproduction program at Chanduy was the first step towards achieving a long-term sustainable shrimp production.

Today, Chanduy uses solely cultivated animals, which allows them to maintain  healthy stock while reducing the risk of introduced outside parasites. The farm never uses antibiotics, growth promoters or mammal proteins during production.

At Tropical, we are committed to delivering premium products while maintaining healthy farming habitats as well as their surroundings. The Swiss-based Institute of Marketecology (IMO) validates Chanduy's practices as sustainable and responsible. In addition, for every shrimp purchase a donation is made to the Charles Darwin Foundation for the conservation of Ecuador's Galapagos Islands.

While looking for a fresh shrimp supply, you can turn to Tropical to fulfill your fresh shrimp needs. Blue Foot White Shrimp is flown fresh, free of chemicals or preservatives into US ports in less than 36 hours of harvesting and has 8 days of shelf-life.

Blue Foot White Shrimp is available as: Easy Peel, Head On, Head Off and Peel & Deveined, in a variety of sizes. Click here for product specifications.