Sustainability of the shrimp resource is the act of managing its overall population for the benefit of the species’ long-term survival…
while looking after both the waters from which the shrimp are harvested and the livelihoods of the communities that depend on them. At Paul Piazza & Son, Inc. we believe it is our responsibility to assume a leadership role within our fisheries. We actively promote sustainability in the following ways:
Buying only from shrimp fishermen who follow sustainable practices. Our fishermen operate sustainable vessels and follow sustainable shrimp fishing and harvesting practices. Our fishermen are guided by a “sustainability covenant” with us. It addresses all permits required by state and federal authorities, and assures that they follow all applicable regulations.
Working closely with state and federal agencies and non-government organizations. We do this not because we are required to do so – but because our business, the livelihood of our fishermen, the vitality of our communities, and our heritage depend on it.
Participating in Fishery Improvement Projects.
Fishery Improvement Projects (FIPs) are multi-stakeholder marine stewardship efforts to improve the sustainability of a fishery.
Recycling industry waste. Instead of discarding our shrimp shells, at Paul Piazza & Son, Inc. we return them to the earth. This necessary byproduct of processing is offered to local farmers, who use the nutrient-packed shells for organic fertilizer rich in calcium, nitrogen and phosphorus. Our finished product packaging materials will soon be fully recyclable.
For more information regarding sustainability, visit FishChoice.org
News from PP&S.
Leaders in SustainabilityMay 2019
We strongly believe in preserving the waters of our Gulf of Mexico for now and the future, for our industry and for our families, neighbors...
Our Story StartsMay 2019
The story of Paul Piazza & Son started in the bustling French Quarter of New Orleans more than a century ago, when our founder and...
The ProcessMay 2019
Throughout that journey, quality control is consistently maintained, assuring you of the best tasting, freshest catch.
Relationship with the DocksMay 2019
We are proud of our relationship with our fleets, our fishermen and our docks. Vertical integration means knowing our shrimp’s story from the waters...