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

Donations to the Charles Darwin Foundation support the CDF's mission to ensure the conservation of the environment and biodiversity in the Galapagos Archipelago by providing knowledge and assistance through scientific research and complementary action.

Through our Blue Foot White Shrimp program we have committed to contribute to the conservation of Ecuador's fragile Galapagos Islands by making a donation to the CDF for every pound of Blue Foot White Shrimp sold.

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 2015, donations to the Charles Darwin Foundation helped to:

Save the Mangrove Finch

Restore Baltra and South Plaza Islands

Plant Endemic and Native Seedlings

Tag and track the behavior of 365 sharks

Experience the culinary taste of responsibly sourced shrimp! Blue Foot White Shrimp are sweet, succulent and crisp.

Available as: Sizes:
Easy Peel 41/50
Head-On 31/35
Head-Off 26/30
Peeled & Deveined (P&D) 21/25
Frozen:  
IQF, custom retail bags and block  
 
Call your sales representative for product details and pricing!
(800) 277-3459
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New USDA Dietary Guidelines Endorse Seafood Consumption.

At Tropical we are focused on delivering the freshest, responsibly sourced and sustainable seafood products and proudly endorse the Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2015 - 2020.

The recently published 2015-2020 Guidelines reinforce that Americans should consume more seafood and recommend a shift in healthy eating patterns towards choosing seafood in place of other animal sources of protein.

Americans Urged to Eat Seafood Twice a Week.

The new Dietary guidelines recognize that seafood is an excellent source of high quality protein and praise the benefits of seafood by urging Americans to increase seafood intake by swapping two meals per week to seafood or eating at least 8 oz. of seafood per week.

The Health Benefits of Eating Seafood.

Once referred to as brain food, fish has been labeled as a health hero as a result of practically being the only natural source of omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3 fatty acids, otherwise known as "good fat", are an essential nutrient that Americans should seek more of.

Consuming Omega-3 fatty acids supports a healthy heart and cardiovascular system; is key to brain cell function & memory; is vital for visual functionality and is critical for baby's brain, eye and nervous system development amongst other documented health benefits. Seafood is also high in antioxidant E, and vitamins E, C, D and A. These have been shown to boost immune function.

Tropical Offers Fresh Healthy Seafood Products.

As Americans are urged to shift towards seafood as a healthy protein source, an increase in demand for responsibly sourced seafood will be here before long.

This issue of Fin Tales, we are highlighting the new addition to our fresh seafood line.  Canadian Rainbow Trout from Cold Water Fisheries is farmed in the pristine waters off the coast of Nova Scotia, Canada.

Canadian Rainbow Trout is farmed in an environment free of chemicals, antibiotics or GMOs.

Cold Water Fisheries has more than one million eggs delivered to their hatcheries each year from Washington State. Eggs arrive to the hatchery at 4°C, then they're warmed up gradually in freshwater to 10°C to begin their life cycle.

The farm setup is open water aquaculture with net pens where fish swim freely for the entire farming-cycle. The cool, oxygen-rich waters surrounding the farm provide a healthy growing environment, optimal for trout cultivation.

The pristine farm location, combined with the proprietary feed, result in a rainbow trout of distinctive appearance, firm muscle formation and a vibrant flesh color, #26+ on the SalmoFan™.

maintain optimal quality throughout processing and deliver a product of excellent quality characteristics, each trout is harvested and immediately chilled to ensure maximum freshness.

Our Canadian Reds Rainbow Trout have a delicate nutty taste and fork tender texture and is available as:

Skin-on fillets  -  8-12 oz.

Whole head-on gutted fish