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Aquamar S.A. has maintained its leadership in the production, processing and marketing of tilapia and shrimp polyculture

Aquamar First to Receive ASC Certification

  (ECUADOR, 11/8/2012)

Aquamar S.A. is the first Tilapia farming operation in the Americas to achieve the ASC Certification for Responsible Tilapia Farming (ISRTA).

Aquamar is one of the largest tilapia farming facilities in Ecuador and the Americas, producing approximately 13,000 tons of live tilapia per year in a land based pond aquaculture system.

Tilapia generates sufficient organic matter to maintain a high primary productivity in the ponds that is used by shrimp for food

ASC is the Aquaculture Stewardship Council, an independent non-profit organization. The ASC was founded in 2010 by the WWF (World Wildlife Fund) and the IDH (Dutch Sustainable Trade Initiative) to manage the global standards for responsible aquaculture, which were developed by the Tilapia Aquaculture Dialogues (TAD), a program of roundtables initiated and coordinated by WWF.

A total of 588 hectares of ponds and 100 hectares reservoir canal make up this impressive farm where 15500 metric tons of tilapia and 450 metric tons of shrimp are produced each year

Aquamar has been committed to the development of the ISRTA since the beginning, when the late Alfonso Delfini Jr., owner and farm manager of Aquamar and founding member of Tropical Aquaculture was appointed to the TAD Steering Committee.

"Sustainability has been a passion for our family and our company from day one. ASC Certification is the culmination of over 6 years of hard work for our farm and is a testament of Alfonso Jr.'s legacy to our farm, and the tilapia farming community", said Enrico Delfini, present owner of Aquamar.

The plant has state-of-the-art technology to process tilapia in the shortest possible time

About Aquamar S.A.

Aquamar S.A. was founded in 1981 as a company dedicated to white shrimp aquaculture.

During the growth of its operations as a shrimp farm, Aquamar S.A. reached a production quota of 55,000 pounds of white shrimp per week. In 1997 with a strategic plan focused on the production of shrimp and tilapia in polyculture, it went through major investments to convert the farm for the production of tilapia.

In August 2003, Aquamar S.A. found the need to build its own processing plant to process fresh and frozen fillets and whole fish. Since it began its operations, Aquamar S.A. has maintained its leadership in the production, processing and marketing of tilapia and shrimp polyculture.

Source: Tropical Aquaculture

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Information of the company:
Address: Av 9 de Octubre 1911 y Los Ríos Edf. Finansur 7mo Piso
City: Guayaquil
State/ZIP: Guayas (10990)
Country: Ecuador
Phone: +593 4-2455200
Fax: +593 4-2452990
E-Mail: central@aquamar.com.ec
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