U.S. Soybean Export Council (USSEC) is supporting aquafeed mills and farms that consume U.S. soybean meal in different Latin American countries. USSEC’s support helps these producers to achieve GLOBALG.A.P. Certification to get better conditions in the main markets and increase their consumption of U.S. soybean meal.

USSEC consultant Jairo Amezquita visited seven shrimp farms and the National Aquaculture Chamber (CNA) in Guayaquil, Ecuador to offer participation in USSEC’s certification program and to discuss the details and requirements for program inclusion.

Three shrimp farm members of the National Aquaculture Chamber will start working with USSEC on the process of achieving GLOBALG.A.P. Certification. In 2014, Ecuador produced close to 280,000 metric tons (MT) of shrimp, which translates to a production of more than 500,000 MT of feed and a potential of consumption of 180,000 MT of U.S. soybean meal.

For more information on USSEC, go to www.ussec.org.

For more information on GLOBALG.A.P. Compound Feed Manufacturing Certification, go to www.globalgap.org/cfm.