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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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