Paul Piazza
Sustainability

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:

First sustainability practice

. 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.

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Second sustainability practice

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.

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We are members of Sustainable Fisheries Partnership’s
Gulf of Mexico Shrimp Supply Chain Roundtable.

World Widelife Fund

We work closely with the World Wildlife Fund on environmental issues.

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Third sustainability practice

Participating in Fishery Improvement Projects.

Fishery Improvement Projects (FIPs) are multi-stakeholder marine stewardship efforts to improve the sustainability of a fishery.

As a leader in the industry, Paul Piazza & Son, Inc. is a founding member of and primary stakeholder in Fishery Improvement Projects in Texas and Louisiana, both coordinated by the Audubon Nature Institute’s Gulf United for Lasting Fisheries.

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To check our FIP status, visit FisheryProgress.org

 
Second sustainability practice

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

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