Congratulations to our members – Grupomar and Pesca Azteca – for winning highest national honors for quality and innovationby by Mariana Ramos, Executive DirectorFebruary 3rd, 2017

MEXICAN TUNA INDUSTRY LEADING THE WAY IN QUALITY AND INNOVATION

The members of the Alliance continue a history of ambitious commitments to innovation and to superseding international product and sustainability standards

MEXICO CITY, February 2017 – Congratulations to our two members – Grupomar’s parent company Marindustrias and Pesca Azteca’s parent company PINSA – for winning Mexico’ highest honors in quality and innovation. Each company won the 2016 National Agro-foods Award, an honor of such prestige that it is awarded directly by the President of Mexico to companies that demonstrate a dedication to the highest quality standards.

* The National Agro-Food Prize is the highest award for companies in this sector.

* The Award recognizes the efforts of exceptional companies in raising quality standards within their organizations and promotes these companies examples for Mexico.

“In addition to being sustainability leaders, our members are global winners in high quality products, in community nutrition, and in innovation. We are pleased to congratulate them for this honor,” commented Mariana Ramos, Executive Director of the Pacific Alliance for Sustainable Tuna.

Grupomar

Grupomar’s President, Antonio Suárez, received the award from President Enrique Peña Nieto at the Assembly of the National Agricultural and Livestock Council.

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PINSA’s CEO José Eduvigildo Carranza Beltrán receives the award from President Enrique Peña Nieto at the Assembly of the National Agricultural and Livestock Council.

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About the Pacific Alliance for Sustainable Tuna (PAST)

The Pacific Alliance for Sustainable Tuna is an alliance of Mexico’s leading yellowfin and skipjack fishing companies – Grupomar, Herdez del Fuerte, Pesca Azteca, and Procesa – that together are committed to leadership in fostering strong healthy communities, promoting ethical employment, and ensuring science-based, sustainable management of our fishery so that future generations will enjoy thriving oceans. Learn more at www.pacifictunaalliance.org.