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SSP’s sustainable shrimp initiative attracts BASF and MSD as participants.

A trade body based in Ecuador is working towards promoting sustainable practices in the shrimp farming sector. The Sustainable Shrimp Partnership (SSP) aims to combine expertise, networks, and innovative resources to ensure sustainability at every stage of the shrimp farming industry’s value chain.

SSP recently welcomed BASF and MSD as their newest associate members. The partnership with these companies, known for their unique perspectives and strong commitment to sustainability, is expected to elevate industry standards and bring about comprehensive transformation throughout the entire production chain. Pamela Nath, the director of SSP, expressed excitement about the positive impact that joint efforts with BASF and MSD will have on the industry.

Nath emphasized the importance of collaboration and transparency among all stakeholders involved in the shrimp production process. This includes suppliers, retailers, academic institutions, and NGOs, all of whom play a crucial role in improving the sustainability of the global shrimp aquaculture industry.

María Isabel Álvarez, the general manager at BASF Ecuatoriana, spoke about their deep commitment to driving positive changes in the shrimp aquaculture industry. BASF Ecuatoriana aims to share knowledge in the chemistry industry, drive innovation, and actively contribute to the development of sustainable practices and products. Through their partnership with SSP, BASF Ecuatoriana hopes to set new benchmarks in shrimp production and create lasting positive impacts on both the industry and the ecosystems it supports.

MSD also shares the vision of ensuring a safe, responsible, and healthy future for the planet and future generations. As part of SSP, MSD Animal Health aims to collaborate closely with shrimp producers to offer comprehensive solutions that support sustainable growth in production. Through the partnership, MSD will contribute to the future of animal health and well-being by applying science, technology, and data-driven solutions that enhance decision-making. The goal is to promote transparency and efficiency at every stage of the supply chain.

SSP’s associate members also include Biomar, DSM-firmenich, Inve Aquaculture, Houdek-Prairie AquaTech, Skretting, and Vitapro. With the collective efforts of these associate members, SSP is working towards a future where responsible and sustainable shrimp aquaculture is achievable for all.

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