Best Aquaculture Practices

Omarsa Is First Ecuadorian Company To Offer Four-Star BAP Shrimp

Omarsa S.A. is the first Ecuadorian shrimp supplier to receive the highest achievement in the Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) third-party certification program by earning the four-star BAP status. It’s also Latin America’s second company qualified to offer four-star BAP shrimp.

Four-star BAP product originates from a BAP-certified processing plant, farm, hatchery and feed mill.

Omarsa became eligible to offer four-star BAP shrimp on confirmation that it sources feed from Inbalnor S.A. in Ecuador and Vitapro S.A. in Peru, both of which attained BAP certification last year.

Omarsa’s processing plant, two of its farms — Cachugran and Puna — and its hatchery, Mar Bravo, have been BAP certified since 2007.

“Having three-star BAP status for our processing plant, farms and hatchery was an achievement we celebrated years ago. Having our entire aquaculture production chain BAP certified is a whole new level we can proudly announce to all of our customers. This next step shows our commitment to a sustainable production that includes environmental and social responsibility, food safety, animal welfare and traceability,” said Sandro Coglitore, CEO of Omarsa S.A.

“We are so pleased to see Omarsa achieve four-star BAP certification,” said Peter Redmond, BAP’s VP of market development. “This is such a great indication to the marketplace of true leadership, commitment and doing the ‘right thing,’ not to mention the internal commitment of the company from top to bottom. It’s real change on the water demonstrated by a long-time BAP supporter. We are proud of Omarsa’s achievement.”

At the end of February, 1,172 processing plants, farms, hatcheries and feed mills worldwide were BAP certified.

About BAP
A division of the Global Aquaculture Alliance, Best Aquaculture Practices is an international certification program based on achievable, science-based and continuously improved performance standards for the entire aquaculture supply chain — farms, hatcheries, processing plants and feed mills — that assure healthful foods produced through environmentally and socially responsible means. BAP certification is based on independent audits that evaluate compliance with the BAP standards developed by the Global Aquaculture Alliance.

About OMARSA
Since 1982 OMARSA has been dedicated to the farming, processing and shipping of premium quality vannamei shrimp. Its dedication in offering the best products over 33 years has positioned the company as one of Ecuador’s top 3 shrimp exporting companies with a wide market diversification, successfully processing both, shell-on and value-added shrimp products. For more information, contact the sales team at sales@omarsa.com.ec.