BioMar announces plans to develop new sustainable product with shrimp farmers in Ecuador
BioMar has announced this week that they will be collaborating with shrimp farmers in Ecuador to bring a new sustainable innovative shrimp product to reality. "BioMar remains committed to sustainability and the work we started a decade ago. We can take the learnings from other species and apply them to create a truly sustainable shrimp choice for retailers and the end-consumers. We hope to initiate new projects with our customers, which can accelerate the development of high value shrimp products."
The announcement took place in connection with the Global Aquaculture Alliance's annual GOAL conference, where BioMar's Global Sustainability Director Vidar Gundersen took part in several discussions to share insights on how other species of aquaculture feeds have unlocked new markets and business opportunities around the world. He gave examples of how BioMar in partnership with others in the value chain were able to build sustainable brands within salmon.
"BioMar remains committed to sustainability and the work we started a decade ago. We can take the learnings from other species and apply them to create a truly sustainable shrimp choice for retailers and the end-consumers. We hope to initiate new projects with our customers, which can accelerate the development of high value shrimp products," said Vidar.
Vidar Gundersen lead the development of BioMar's sustainability platform BioSustain™, the only program in aquaculture with successful collaboration partnership projects that have opened new markets and grown new business opportunities.
"Our sustainability journey began more than ten years ago. Through a meticulous method of evaluating each raw material in terms of environmental footprint as well as nutritional benefits, the products are designed to meet consumers' requirement for healthy and sustainable seafood", explains Vidar.
Vidar Gundersen participated in another discussion panel at GOAL covering the work of IFFO RS Improver Programme and how it benefits all parts of the seafood supply chain. BioMar has also teamed up with the Sustainable Shrimp Partnership (SSP) where they will share their experience and expertise to help drive the entire shrimp industry to the next level in terms of becoming more sustainable and responsible.
"BioMar has placed a high priority on the shrimp industry with our recent acquisition of Alimentsa in to the BioMar family. We are committed to driving real sustainable change that will benefit the entire value chain. This is why we are directing resources not only towards industry initiatives like SSP but also to new innovations with the establishment of the BioMar Aquaculture Technology Centre in Ecuador which will open very soon," concluded Henrik Aarestrup, Vice President, Emerging Markets BioMar.