Culimer’s tiger shrimp now GlobalGAP certified
Dutch seafood supplier Culimer on Tuesday announced that its black tiger shrimp has achieved GlobalGAP certification. The product joins Culimer’s white shrimp, which was certified last year.
As one of the first suppliers with GlobalGAP-certified vannamei shrimp, GlobalGAP is also anticipating Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) certification for shrimp as soon as the certification body is ready. Until ASC is up and running, GlobalGAP is recognized as a business-to-business sustainability certification. The ASC shrimp certification is still in its development phase and will not be ready by the end of 2011.
“We are proud to supply two GlobalGAP-certified shrimp species and are waiting for the new ASC sustainability certification for shrimp to be launched,” said Maarten van Geest, Culimer’s communication manager.