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BioMar announces responsible shrimp initiative at Global Seafood Expo


April 29, 2022
By Hatchery International staff

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From left to right, BioMar general manager Danny Velez, Earthworm Foundation member manager Florine Hovine, BioMar VP of LATAM Henrik Aarestrup and Earthworm Foundation project manager Karina Marcano. (Photo: BioMar Group)

BioMar has partnered with international non-profit, Earthworm Foundation, to announce new responsible shrimp projects in Ecuador.

The company announced this new initiative at the Global Seafood Expo (April 26-28) in Barcelona, Spain. Florie Hovine, member manager at Earthworm Foundation said they are working with the aquaculture feed giant to help drive good farming and social practices in the South American region.

“Shrimp farming has a unique impact on the environment and there is an opportunity to work with Ecuadorian shrimp producers to support them by sharing improved environmental and social practices,” said Hovine. 

BioMar and Earthworm Foundation has been assessing the Ecuadorian shrimp industry for the last year, in order to build a framework for addressing major issues in the industry. The project is said to take a holistic approach, analysing everything from raw materials to shrimp production and processing.

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“The expansion of any market requires us to consider the impact on people and the environment. By partnering with a highly respected and knowledgeable organisation that specialises in social and environmental initiatives, like Earthworm Foundation, we are ensuring that the growth of Ecuadorian shrimp production is done in the right way,” said Henrik Aarestrup, VP LATAM, Shrimp & Hatchery, BioMar Group.