SEAFOOD FROM SILVOFISHERY
The alternative is the aquaculture, but this is controversial: In intensive aquaculture swim 50-100 animals per cubic meter. Conventional aquaculture shrimp are fattened for 3-4 months with artificial feed from the feed industry. Antibiotics are allowed. To make room for ponds, mangrove forests are being cut down.
However, acceptable alternatives are firstly the Organic Aquaculture. And the other is the so-called Silvo-Fishery® where the shrimp Blacktiger, exposed as larvae feed in the natural mangrove ecosystem itself, means: they receive no additional food. This system is practiced in Southeast Asia therefore also called "Zero Input Aquaculture". Therefore, the WWF awards for example such as the "Eden Shrimp" from Vietnam from the Silvofishery® the "predicate recommended".
Example of a brand product
An example of a branded product thus produced, sold in the european mainmarkets, are "Eden Shrimps" from Vietnam. The advantages are:
|•||Black Tiger are generily larger as vannamei.|
|•||Eden Shrimps grow for at least 8 months.|
|•||Sustainable aquaculture in harmony with nature, therefore they grow slower than conventionally produced.|
|•||They are kept at a stocking density of only 2-3 animals per cubic meter.|
Furthermore, mangrove forests are planted and nurtured. "Eden Shrimps" are not certified organic, but controlled by an independent body. This method is similar to the of sheep stocks in the european alps.
The sensory quality of these shrimp is excellent: crispy, yet tender, firm to bite, strong in color and flavor. Conventionally produced shrimps act contrastingly color less intense and subtle in flavor.