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Today the second edition of Summit Ecuador starts in Guayaquil. An event that brings together representatives of retail companies and seafood suppliers in the main markets to see firsthand how Ecuadorian shrimp production works.

This event, organized by the Sustainable Shrimp Partnership (SSP) and the Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC), will allow attendees until 14 June to see how the highest standards of quality, social responsibility, and environmental sustainability are met.

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Ecuador is currently the world’s leading producer and exporter of Pacific white shrimp (P. Vannamei). However, its history in the shrimp world is much longer, and the country has more than 50 years of experience in shrimp aquaculture. Last year, the country exported more than 1 million tons of shrimp, reaching 66 countries and achieving a value of USD 6.7 billion (EUR 6.2 billion)

“Through this experience, we hope that representatives from North America, Europe, and
Asia will witness the extraordinary efforts of the industry and the commitment of SSP
producers to the highest standards such as ASC certification, zero use of antibiotics, neutral
impact on water, and full traceability,”
said Pamela Nath, Director of SSP. “We are confident
that this edition of the Shrimp Summit Ecuador will be an extraordinary opportunity to
highlight Ecuador’s leadership as the world’s main producer and exporter of shrimp.”

Attendees will enjoy a captivating program packed with enlightening activities. During the event, they will have the exclusive opportunity to explore SSP member facilities, including ASC-certified shrimp farms and processing plants, immersing themselves further in responsible aquaculture production. Moreover, the extensive tour will include a visit to a cutting-edge feed mill and different panels that will facilitate engaging discussions between producers, processors, and participants, providing a platform for retailers to articulate their sustainability expectations.

About Sustainable Shrimp Partnership

The Sustainable Shrimp Partnership (SSP) is an influential collective of companies dedicated to revolutionizing the shrimp aquaculture industry. With its origins in Ecuador, SSP members share the commitment to attaining top-tier products manufactured by social and environmental benchmarks. By fostering enhanced collaboration and transparency, the SSP strives to deliver exceptional quality while upholding the highest standards.

About Aquaculture Stewardship Council

The Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) is a globally well-known organization that sets and maintains high standards for responsible aquaculture practices. Thus, as a leading authority in the industry, ASC provides certification and labeling for seafood products that meet rigorous criteria for environmental sustainability, social responsibility, and animal welfare.

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