March 14, 2016


Omarsa first Ecuadorian company to offer four-star BAP shrimps



Omarsa S.A. becomes the first Ecuadorian shrimp supplier to receive the highest achievement in the Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) third-party certification programme by earning the four-star BAP status.


It is also Latin America's second company qualified to offer four-star BAP shrimps, and could do so on confirmation that it sources feed from Inbalnor S.A. in Ecuador and Vitapro S.A. in Peru, both of which attained BAP certification last year.


Omarsa's processing plant, two of its farms - Cachugran and Puna - and its hatchery, Mar Bravo, have been BAP-certified since 2007.


"Having three-star BAP status for our processing plant, farms and hatchery was an achievement we celebrated years ago," said Sandro Coglitore, CEO of Omarsa S.A. "Having our entire aquaculture production chain BAP-certified is a whole new level we can proudly announce to all of our customers. This next step shows our commitment to a sustainable production that includes environmental and social responsibility, food safety, animal welfare and traceability."

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