EU to fund Ecuadorian shrimp project
It will allocate $74,000 to the Sustainable Shrimp Partnership (SSP), through "EXPORT-DES", a programme of the Corporation for Exports and Investments Promotion (CORPEI), matching the $74,000 pledged by Ecuador’s National Chamber of Aquaculture (CNA).
This funding will be used to increase the number small and middle-sized shrimp producers to participate in the initiative, which involves a group of the country’s leading aquaculture companies. SSP also hopes the funding will encourage the sustainable growth of the Ecuadorian shrimp industry, generating more jobs and encouraging the country to develop.
Members of SSP are committed to producing and promoting the highest quality shrimp, produced to the highest social and environmental standards, including zero use of antibiotics.
The Cooperation Agreement was signed last week by Eduardo Egas, Executive President of CORPEI, and José Antonio Camposano, CNA Executive President. ■