Major shrimp exporter achieves BAP 4-star status
SONGA (Sociedad Nacional de Galapagos C.A.) in Ecuador recently achieved four-star Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP), the highest distinction awarded by the Global Aquaculture Alliance, for its farmed shrimp.
SONGA was the top Ecuadorian exporter to the United States, mainland China and South Korea in 2015 and 2016, according to the Global Aquaculture Alliance. The supplier is also one of the top four white shrimp producers in Ecuador.
“SONGA is one of the leading companies in a leading country committed to environmental and social responsibility. We appreciate very much SONGA´s support,” said Marcos Moya, manager of BAP Supply Development at GAA.
Four-star designation signifies that a product originates from a BAP-certified feed mill, hatchery, farm and processing plant. SONGA’s shrimp processing plant, two of its farms (Lebama Farm and Naturisa Farm) and its hatchery (Macrobio Hatchery) attained BAP certification.
In addition, the company sources its feed from GISIS and IMPROSA feed mills in Ecuador, both of which are BAP-certified.
There are 29 BAP-certified processing plants, farms, hatcheries and feed mills in Ecuador, and more than 1,600 BAP-certified facilities globally, according to GAA.