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GSSI Welcomes Aboard Ecuador’s Sustainable Shrimp Partnership

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The Haarlem, Netherlands-headquartered Global Sustainable Seafood Initiative (GSSI) announced on June 11 that the Guayaquil, Ecuador-based Sustainable Shrimp Partnership (SSP) has joined its ranks as an affiliated partner. The strategic alliance seeks to accelerate the progress of the sustainable seafood movement, with a focus on the farmed shrimp sector. Both GSSI and SSP are dedicated to promoting responsible practices, ensuring the long-term viability of marine resources and safeguarding people and ecosystems.

“We recognize a strong alignment with GSSI,” said SSP Director Pamela Nath. “Both organizations share a vision of collaboration between industry and all stakeholders to drive significant improvement. Working hand in hand with GSSI allows us to expand the reach of Ecuadorian shrimp producers’ efforts to address global sustainability challenges and continually raise the sector’s sustainability standards. We’re excited about this collaboration, and confident that we’ll develop pathways for improvement in shrimp production and identify solutions and projects to advance proactively.”

“We are thrilled to welcome the Sustainable Shrimp Partnership to GSSI,” said Oyvind Ihle, the public-private partnership’s chief executive officer. “The inclusion of SSP marks a significant milestone in our shared mission to advance the sustainable seafood movement, with a focus on the farmed shrimp sector. By joining forces, we can elevate industry standards, inspire broader participation in the pursuit of sustainability, and increase access to sustainable seafood for all.”