By SeafoodSource staff
Published on 06 November, 2012
Tropical Aquaculture has announced that its farm Aquamar S.A. is the first tilapia farming operation in the Americas to receive Aquaculture Stewardship Council certification.
Aquamar has been committed to the development of ASC’s responsible tilapia farming standards, the company said. The late Alfonso Delfini Jr., owner and farm manager of Aquamar and founding member of Tropical, was appointed to the Tilapia Aquaculture Dialogues’ steering committee.
“Sustainability has been a passion for our family and our company from day one. ASC certification is the culmination of over six years of hard work for our farm and is a testament of Alfonso Jr.’s legacy to our farm, and the tilapia farming community,” said Enrico Delfini, Aquamar owner.
Aquamar is one of the largest tilapia farming facilities in Ecuador and the Americas, producing about 13,000 tons of live tilapia annually in a land based pond aquaculture system.