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Issue 49 : February 2014  

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Mexican Tilapia Farm to Supply West Coast

We are pleased to announce the commencement of operations at the newest of Tropical's Tilapia production partners: Acuicola Gemso S.A. de C.V. ("Gemso"). Gemso has a history in Mexico that starts generations ago.  Throughout their history, Gemso and it's related companies have created industries that have provided sound jobs in both the agricultural and industrial sectors.  Gemso initiated it's Tilapia operations nearly 5 years ago, focusing on husbandry techniques and marketing within Mexico.  


Gemso produces Tilapia in a cage system located in the Novillo Reservoir, East of Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico. Their first harvest occurred in mid-February 2014 and arrangements are currently being made for the farm's first GAA/BAP audit. We anticipate acquiring the BAP Certification by May 2014.  


The processing facility is equipped to process deep-skinned, fully trimmed Premium Quality Tilapia Fillets as well as whole fish.  All products are free of any and all preservatives and gasses that may alter, extend or prolong natural color or shelf life. Construction efforts are currently underway for a new, state-of-the-art, processing facility that should open by early 2015. 


One of the largest advantages of this facility is its proximity to market.  Less than 16 hours to Los Angeles by truck, Gemso will provide the freshest product available to the West Coast.

Both Gemso and Tropical are committed to providing Tilapia that is of superior quality, complies with and exceeds established social parameters, is committed to environmental stewardship and is poised for expansion.  Seafood with a clear future!  We hope you enjoy our Tilapia.


Call us today to place your tilapia order! (800) 277 - 3459
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See You At The Seafood Expo North America 2014
In only 2 weeks, we'll be exhibiting at the 2014 Seafood Expo North America. For the past 19 years, we've attended the Seafood Show in Boston and have had the opportunity to showcase and sample the fresh seafood products for which we are renowned.
Visit us at booth #333 and get a chance to smell, touch and taste all the fresh items in our product line. 
Swiss Chef Stanti Schonbachler from the Victorian Inn, Wallingford,VT is returning to our booth with his great culinary seafood recipes. He will be on-site cooking and serving samples for you to enjoy and will be demonstrating cooking techniques.  
We are excited to showcase our line of responsible and reliable seafood - Seafood With A Clear Future! 
See you at the Boston Convention Center, March 16 - 18, Booth 333. 
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Q: What is the digestive system of a Tilapia like?
A: The digestive system of tilapias is relatively simple and unspecialized, consisting of a very short oesophagus, a small, sac-like stomach and a very long intestine that can reach up to 7-13 times the total fish length. Such a digestive track reflects the herbivorous feeding habits of tilapia.  

 Source: Tilapia Culture by Abdel-Fattah M. El-Seyed - Page 33. 
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Black Bean, Corn and Shrimp Salad
Think Rustic Salad!
This salad is bursting with fresh and tasty flavors and it takes minimal time to prepare! Click here for the recipe.
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Staff Notes

Staff_NotesThis month, Marie (Breezy) Jackson, Staff Accountant celebrated her 6th anniversary working at the Tropical office. Congratulations and Thank You for your hard work. 

We also celebrated Rosie Barmann, Staff Accountant's birthday on February 15th - Happy Birthday!  


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