Founded in 2014 with the mission to produce the world’s highest quality seafood using the most sustainable methods of catching, farming and processing that exist. The wild-caught Mexican Blue shrimp is sustainable, chemical free and completely traceable. Also, Fair Trade certified what it means that a portion of their profits goes back to the community.
Fair Trade Certified and 100% Traceable
Every fishing trip and catch is tracked and recorded making Del Pacifico’s wild-caught blue shrimp 100% traceable. Each package of the shrimp is equipped with a scannable QR code so customers can find out when and where their shrimp was caught. Del Pacifico became the first shrimp company in the world to receive fair trade certification for their wild blue shrimp, 5% of the wholesale price goes back to the community to invest in their greatest needs, after meeting all requirements relating to labor, trade and responsible environmental practices.
Del Pacifico’s Mexican blue shrimp are sweet and succulent with a crisp, snappy texture — the way wild-caught shrimp are supposed to taste. Because they are processed within 24 hours of being caught, the shrimp are preservative and chemical-free. This ensures the freshness and premium quality of Del Pacifico shrimp (it hasn’t been thawed and refrozen multiple times before getting to you).
An Artisanal Technique
Dropping the suripera nets into the sea, the fisherman can actually feel the vibrations of the shrimp and know from years of experience when to pull up. This isn’t a typical Bubba Gump fishing boat — using this artisanal wind-and-tide driven technique, along with a selective net, results in the lowest bycatch of any other method. And unlike a trawler, which can scrape the bottom of the ocean and destroy the surrounding ecosystem, much of the bycatch in a suripera net can be returned back to the sea and keeps environmental disruption to a minimum.
Panga Boats in the Mexican Pacific
Tucked inside the bays off the western coast of Mexico, a fleet of colorful sails dots the blue horizon where the sea meets the sky. To a tourist, these sailboats might look like a vacationer’s paradise — but they’re actually artisanal panga boats, the best and most sustainable way to catch the Mexican Blue Shrimp swimming beneath them. A small outboard motor helps get these day-boat vessels out to the right spot and by the afternoon, the fishermen throw the sails up and harness the power of the winds and tide to drift their highly selective nets called a 'suripera.'