Order by Sunday to get it on Monday
Benefits of artisan, small boat, co-op based shrimp fishery
● Crew members are co-op members and are therefore accountable to the Sustainable
Fisheries Partnership program.
● Co-op fishermen are logged in at each launch and controlled again at each landing
● All the co-ops and fishermen are audited by a third-party organization that reports to the
Sustainable Fisheries Partnership Mexico Roundtable (a US-based NGO).
● All co-op fishermen receive training in safety and sanitation
● Zero By-Catch: these 2-man boats fish with nets that are laid and retrieved by hand,
therefore avoiding all by-catch. If something does get into the net it can be removed and
let loose alive and unharmed. This is not possible with conventional trawl shrimp.
● Vaquita & Sea Turtle preservation
● No seafloor bottom contact means no scraping of the sea bed
● Shrimp are picked out of the net by hand
● Day boats: these are artisan 2-man panga boats that fish only in the daytime and do not
stay out for days at a time.
● Processed immediately (heads removed, washed and packed) and sent to the US
● NO CHEMICALS, NO SALTS, NO FREEZING
● Boat-to-Table: Shrimp comes directly from the 2 fishing co-ops to the US
● Independent NGO oversight (Pesca Responsable)
● Members of the international NGO - Sustainable Fisheries Partnership Mexico
Roundtable. This group has a limited membership and is subject to audits, traceability
system verification and strict standards and oversight.
● Co-op fishery means no slave labor or unreported activity.
● Full and direct accountability to the coastal community which depends on this activity to
● Generations of fishing families are now finally being recognized, respected and held
accountable for their practices and engagement in the shrimp supply chain.