Houdek – Prairie AquaTech, a leading producer of fermented vegetable protein for aquafeed, has joined the Sustainable Shrimp Partnership (SSP) as an associate member.
"Success in aquaculture is a true team effort," said Mark Luecke, CEO of Houdek. "From ingredient development to the feed mill to the shrimp farm to feeding the world." With these words, Luecke clarified their shared vision as SSP: the challenge of reducing the environmental impact, and sustainable aquaculture production and the need for teamwork to achieve it.
Houdek reaffirmed its commitment to creating high-quality, plant-based ingredients that help aquaculture producers achieve their environmental, nutritional, and business performance goals.
"SSP warmly welcomes Prairie AquaTech to our dynamic association, embracing their expertise and shared dedication to driving sustainable aquaculture practices forward. By joining forces, we are confident that our collaboration will contribute significantly to the evolution of sustainable shrimp farming. Together, we can make a lasting difference in the industry," stated Pamela Nath, director of SSP.
Founded in 2011, Houdek – Prairie AquaTech uses fermentation technology to create plant-based protein ingredients for aquaculture feed. Moreover, their flagship brand, ME-PRO®, has achieved global recognition and awards. In 2019, they began production at their Volga, SD facility. Recently, they obtained SQF certification, allowing them to launch Protéger, a fermented plant-based protein ingredient for the pet food industry. Finally, the company continues to develop innovative solutions for aquaculture, pet food, and human health.
The Sustainable Shrimp Partnership (SSP) comprises companies dedicated to revolutionizing shrimp aquaculture. SSP, based in Ecuador, actively strives to achieve and advocate for top-quality products. However, this objective necessitates adhering to rigorous social and environmental standards, emphasizing collaboration and transparency.