Leading shrimp company sets the bar with ASC Certification
BMR Seafood Group, one of the aquaculture industry’s leading providers of premium quality farm-assured shrimp, is pleased to announce it has been awarded a national certification. The long-standing firm is the first company in India to be awarded the prestigious Aquaculture Steward Council Certification for its dedication to responsible farming methods.
BMR Group Chairman, Dr B Masthan Rao, said, “We are incredibly humbled to have been awarded such an incredible certification. We have always taken a multi-dimensional approach to our business, with our commitment to providing fresh, sustainable and great-tasting shrimp to our customers at the forefront of that. So to be recognised by the industry standard certification organisation is incredible.”
The ASC is just the latest in a line of certifications, with the company already boasting a three star BAP (Best Aquaculture Practices) accreditation and an “A” grade within the British Retail Consortium (BRC). The company has also been awarded Best Hatchery in India 2014 and 2015 from the Ministry of Commerce, Govt. of India and MPEDA. BMR prides itself on offering the highest quality shrimp to its customers, and ensuring they adhere to guidelines and rules set to ensure the future of the industry is at the forefront of that.
The group is also committed to social outreach and giving back. It bases its business on a solid CSR strategy that includes improving the lives of those less fortunate. Dr B Masthan Rao, added, “We are committed to sustainability both in the water and on land, and feel we are ideally placed to ensure best practices throughout our business to cement the future of the industry.”
Despite being a market leader for many years, the company is determined to develop further. Its feed mill was recently completed and is on target to distribute 60,000 tons of premium quality feed to about 1200 farmers. It has also installed a state-of-the-art laboratory onsite in order to provide its clients with immediate access to online microbiological tests for safety and quality.
Dr Rao added, “We work to the strictest quality control standards and look forward to complimenting this by raising our own brood stock on the property, further optimizing the sustainability of our operations.”
To find out more about BMR Group and their award-winning offering, visit the website: http://www.bmrgroups.com/
Dakota Digital for BMR Seafood Group
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Over 25 years the BMR Group has grown to an industry conglomerate with 250 hectares of hatcheries, 600 hectares of farming, on site labs and feed mills, a state-of-the-art factory covering 50,000 sq. ft. in Dhamavaram, Nellore District in Andhra Pradesh, with a capacity of 25 metric tonnes per day and compliance with industry specific standards like BAP, BRC, HACCP, etc. It is ASC Certified. BMR Group has many awards and accolades to its name, including Best Hatchery in India 2014 from the Ministry of Commerce, Govt. of India & MPEDA.