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Sustainable Shrimp Partnership joins Global Sustainable Seafood Initiative

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The Sustainable Shrimp Partnership has joined the Global Sustainable Seafood Initiative as an affiliated partner as part of a strategic move to promote improved practices within the shrimp industry.

Members of the Sustainable Shrimp Partnership and the Global Sustainable Seafood Initiative.
The affiliation marks a significant milestone for both organisations

The Global Sustainable Seafood Initiative (GSSI) – a public-private partnership which aims to drive the seafood sector towards improved practices – has announced a collaborative affiliation with the Sustainable Shrimp Partnership (SSP) – a pre-competitive organisation based in Ecuador, which seeks to support the development of the shrimp industry.

“We are thrilled to welcome the Sustainable Shrimp Partnership to GSSI. 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,” said Øyvind Ihle, GSSI chief executive, in a press release.

“By joining forces, we can elevate industry standards, inspire broader participation in the pursuit of sustainability, and increase access to sustainable seafood for all,” he added.

Announced this week, the strategic partnership seeks to accelerate the development of improved practices within the seafood industry, with a particular focus on the farmed shrimp sector. Both GSSI and SSP have stated their dedication to promoting responsible practices, ensuring the long-term viability of marine resources, and safeguarding people and ecosystems.

“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,” said Pamela Nath, director of the SSP.

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