Del Pacifico Seafoods supplies Fortune with sustainable, wild caught, Mexican shrimp that has the lowest impact on the environment in the industry.
By fishing from small boats called Pangas, rather than trawlers they are reducing the effect of fishing practices, burning less fuel and lowering bycatch. Pangas fish using wind and tide to drift a highly selective net called SURIPERA. This technique has the lowest bycatch and fuel consumption per pound globally. Del Pacifico's shrimp is also the only shrimp fishery certified by Fair Trade in the world.
Having a limited range and storage, Pangas must off-load within hours of a catch. The shrimp specialists at Del Pacifico pick up the catch every day and take it to their state-of-the-art processing facility. Del Pacifico Seafoods follows the highest international standards, all products are once frozen, painstakingly processed and shipped within a few hours from capture, ensuring the finest sustainable shrimp in the market.
Through Fair Trade, fishermen earn additional income to invest in projects that support the ecosystem and communities that produce these exceptional seafoods. This shrimp meet rigorous Fair Trade USA standards in production and trade, including the protection of fundamental human rights and responsible use of the natural environment.