Day 1: 12 Nov 2019 - 4:10 – 4:30 PM
In the context of the highly competitive shrimp market, Ecuador has risen as the powerhouse based on its unique semi – intensive low-density production system and the use of SPR genetics. Nowadays, Ecuadorian companies can export their shrimp to almost every country in the world, with China being the most recent major market ‘conquest’. At the same time, Ecuador has conceived, designed and established the Sustainable Shrimp Partnership (SSP), the first producer-based sustainability initiative. SSP has demonstrated that it is possible to offer premier product using advanced technology, raise the bar for aquaculture standards, and at the same time, introduce innovations in shrimp sustainability which will challenge the rest of the industry in a race to the top of the marketplace.