SINALOA, MEXICO – Del Pacifico Seafoods, the only fair trade certified wild-caught Mexican shrimp producer, is rolling out new retail products at the Seafood Expo North America (SENA) show March 13-15 in Boston.
Pacific White Shrimp, Palmita Bay Oysters and Pacific White Snook (Robalo) are the three new products that will be featured at SENA. The launch marks Del Pacifico’s first foray into the aquaculture market. The company will also spotlight its wild-caught Mexican blue shrimp at the show.
“Since starting the company in 2014, we have seen year-over-year demand for our shrimp across retail and foodservice,” said Rubén Castro, CEO of Del Pacifico. “Wild shrimp alone cannot sustain this growth. Responsible shrimp farming enables us to meet this growing demand, while also maintaining our wild shrimp stocks and commitment to sustainability.”
Pacific White Shrimp (Vannamei) is responsibly farm-raised, antibiotic-free, chemical-free and preservative-free. The white shrimp adhere to the same sustainable methods of harvesting and processing at the company-owned state-ofthe-art processing facility where the shrimp are processed, flash-frozen once and shipped within just a few hours of netting.
Palmita Bay Oysters Sinaloa has long produced some of the best oysters, famous for their exquisite, clean flavor among locals in northwestern Mexico. Up until recently, the availability of oysters was limited due to restricted capacity. When these restrictions were lifted, Del Pacifico brought together five local fishing co-ops at Bahía de Altata, Sinaloa, and provided them with seeds, technical resources and working capital so they could significantly elevate the quality and production volume.
Pacific White Snook (Robalo) come from the coast of Nayarit in western Mexico. The fish are line-caught by local artisanal fishermen on small day boats using traditional hook and line fishing practices to ensure a high quality end product, and no by catch. White snook has a firm, flakey texture, making it a versatile choice when cooking.