Selva Shrimp® are premium-quality black tiger prawns naturally raised in mangrove forests by small-scale farmers in Southern Vietnam. Selva Shrimp® not only offer a unique sustainable seafood choice, but also create a direct link between consumers and farming communities in Southeast Asia.
Selva Shrimp® are caught by net and immediately put on ice to preserve freshness and their natural taste. In the early morning, harvested shrimp are gathered through collecting stations and brought to the processing plant where shrimp are manufactured into frozen final products according to customers’ specifications.
Existing packaging, communication and product promotion solutions are available for distribution partners that choose to launch Selva Shrimp® products to their clients on both retail and food service level.
In these systems, shrimp are raised with no feed or chemicals. The ecosystem fully relies on its own natural productivity, which creates incentives for farmers to maintain mangroves. The forest not only provides the shrimp with natural food, but also provides a better and more stable income for families and communities.
The Selva Shrimp® program works with third party verification of the underlying standards for participating farmers and frozen shrimp processors. Whereas the shrimp farm criteria focus on better farming practices, strict controls on farming inputs and the conservation of mangroves, the chain of custody criteria safeguard the integrity of the supply chain and the traceability of all harvested shrimp from small-scale farms.
Selva Shrimp® are available as certified by the Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) as well as organic aquaculture standards (EU Organic and Naturland).
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