INVE Aquaculture, a Benchmark company, has joined the Sustainable Shrimp Partnership (SSP), an industry-leading initiative created to transform the future of shrimp aquaculture.
With a growing global population, increasing pressure on natural resources, and demand for healthy protein, SSPs mission is to make shrimp aquaculture a sustainable practice for the world. SSP was pioneered in Ecuador, the world’s largest shrimp producer, where more than 1 million tonnes were produced in 2021. The SSP initiative is led by Ecuadorian shrimp producers who are committed to achieving, and promoting the highest quality products produced to the highest social and environmental standards. All producing members of SSP are required to meet strict criteria including ASC certification, zero antibiotic policy, full traceability, and a neutral impact on water.
Collaboration, transparency and knowledge transfer is a key area of focus to drive change. With a portfolio covering hatcheries through to farms, INVE and Benchmark has a breadth of knowledge and solutions in advanced nutrition, genetics and health across the shrimp production lifecycle. The teams are dedicated to driving sustainability in aquaculture and will contribute to SSP as an Associate Member by sharing their technical expertise in the hatchery and nursery segment, with a focus on shrimp welfare, disease, productivity, and care for the environment.
Patrick Waty, INVE Aquaculture CEO and Head of Benchmark Advanced Nutrition commented:
Xavier Valdez, Area Manager Ecuador said:
Pamela Nath, Director of SSP commented:
More about SSP can be found on their website and in this introductory video:
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