Over the centuries, shrimp fishing has gone from an artisan practice to an industrial pillaging of the sea. Independent fisherman with their one net are not able to compete with the industrial boats that drag from the sea floor more shrimp in day than these fisherman could catch in a year. Also the destruction to habitats, sea turtles, and bycatch has been horrific with industrial shrimping. Instead of giving up some fisherman decide to stick to their craft, and create a niche for their sustainably caught, higher quality & better tasting shrimp.
In a small coastal town in Mexico, these fisherman banded together to create a "co-operative" they outfitted their small boats with sails, to harness wind energy & save on fuel costs.
They cast their nests by hand and only catch the shrimp they need and any bycatch is returned to the ocean unharmed, making this a bycatch free fishery as well.
These techniques yield a higher quality shrimp with the lowest bycatch and fuel consumption per pound in the world.
Once the catch is returned to the land, the shrimp are processed following the highest international standards, ensuring good environmental practices, fair conditions for workers, and state-of-the-art processes and equipment. This allows us to offer the highest quality shrimp with the lowest impact on the environment and the only Fair Trade Certified Shrimp in the world.
Mexico - Pacific Ocean
Sustainably Wild Caught on small scale day boats
ZERO WASTE policy ensures environmental footprint is constantly minimized.
All off cuts that are not used for our perfect portions are used to make "human grade" high quality pet food.