FIRST SOUTH AMERICAN FUNDING PARTNER FOR GSSI
First South American funding partner for GSSI. The Global Sustainable Seafood Initiative has announced that Trapananda Seafarms has joined the GSSI Global Partnership as a Funding Partner.
Trapananda Seafarms is GSSI’s first South American Funding Partner. Trapananda Seafarms is the sole commercial office for Australis Seafoods and is strongly committed to offering products with world-class standards, developed under a modern, efficient and environmentally responsible management system.
“For all of us at Trapananda Seafarms, sustainability and transparency are fundamental everyday missions”. said Rick Cano, Managing Director. “Becoming part of GSSI was a natural choice and we look forward to working jointly towards more sustainable seafood for everyone.”
Trapananda Seafarms opened its doors in 2016, with the purpose of supplying the North American market top sustainable Seafood. A Vertically integrated Atlantic salmon, Steelhead trout, and Salmon Coho farm from Chile, they specialize in both fresh and frozen premium products.
The Global Sustainable Seafood Initiative (GSSI) is a global, Public-Private Partnership, working towards more sustainable seafood for everyone.
As seafood production increases to meet rising global demand, so have concerns of members of the seafood supply chain, consumers and environmental NGOs over the impact that production is having on the environment. One way of providing assurances of more sustainable practices in both aquaculture production and wild capture fisheries is the use of seafood certification schemes. But the increase of schemes has led to confusion among producers, retailers and consumers over how to recognize a credible seafood certification scheme. This confusion is making decision-making more difficult, and seafood more costly, for everyone.
The Global Sustainable Seafood Initiative (GSSI) is a unique solution to this problem. For the first-time members of the seafood supply chain, NGOs, governmental and intergovernmental organizations and a number of independent experts have come up with a collective, non-competitive approach to provide clarity on seafood certification and ensure consumer confidence in certified seafood.