by Bea James, senior manager of organic, natural and sustainable programs
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Our Exceptional Aquaculture program is alive and kicking! This is a part of our Responsibly Sourced Seafood program. Following our commitment to educate people on our program, we share stories about some of the farms we have had the opportunity to visit. We display 4 stories per year in our stores – this is our current story.
A couple of years ago, I traveled to Ecuador to see firsthand how our Tilapia are farmed.
On the Pacific coast near Guayaquil, Ecuador, is a Tilapia farm called Aquamar which is operated by Tropical Aquaculture Products, Inc.. This is where we source our fresh Tilapia. Enrico Delfini runs this farm and prides himself on their commitment to the environment. His farm is full of generations of sustainable practices that truly set his Tilapia apart from the rest.