Four star is the highest designation in the BAP third-party certification program, signifying that a product originates from a BAP-certified feed mill, hatchery, farm and processing plant.
SONGA's shrimp farms use state of the art technology for shrimp production in captivity under semi- intensive culture.
SONGA’s shrimp processing plant, two of its farms (Lebama Farm and Naturisa Farm) and its hatchery (Macrobio Hatchery) recently attained BAP certification. The company sources its feed from GISIS and IMPROSA feed mills in Ecuador, both of which are BAP-certified.
SONGA is one of the top four white shrimp producers in Ecuador. In 2015 and 2016, SONGA was the No. 1 Ecuadorian exporter to mainland China, South Korea and the United States. The company is well known and reliable in the global markets due to its prime quality, consistency and fair weights.
SONGA's main product is the whole shrimp which is processed immediately upon arrival to the plant in order to maintain optimum freshness and texture.
“The efforts of SONGA to differentiate itself by achieving the maximum level of third-party certification truly represent its responsible aquaculture practices. SONGA is one of the leading companies in a leading country committed to environmental and social responsibility. We appreciate very much SONGA´s support,” said Marcos Moya, manager of BAP Supply Development.
The selection and classification is performed by trained and qualified personnel, this process is reviewed by highly experienced supervisors.
BAP is the world’s most comprehensive third-party certification program, with standards encompassing environmental responsibility, social responsibility, food safety, animal health and welfare and traceability.
Songa's vertical integration allows to provide a complete and accurate traceability of each shrimp packed.
About SONGA- Sociedad Nacional de Galapagos C.A.
SONGA is recognized in the market around the world as a supplier of a trustworthy high quality processed shrimp among the leading companies supplying shrimp globally.
SONGA started activities in 1932 in the Galapagos Islands, fishing and exporting tuna and lobsters. In 1982 the operation was moved to its current location on the outskirts of Guayaquil, Ecuador, to process and export aquaculture shrimp. SONGA currently controls 7,000 acres of fattening pools and pre-farming shrimp to ensure 75% of the raw materials it process. SONGA has a processing plant with a capacity of 110 tons per day and exports a total of 17,000 tons annually.
ICES identifies 'substantial' species distribution shifts Denmark
A total of 16 out of 21 species examined by experts of the Workshop on Fish Distribution Shifts in response to a request from the EC have shown changes in their distributions across the northeast Atlantic since 1985, with hake and mackerel shifting the most.