GBT-International is honored to announce the signing of a joint-venture agreement to build a shrimp aquaculture facility using the GBT technology in Japan. This will be the first GBT facility located outside of the United States.
Contracts were signed after nearly a year of intense discussions with and in-person visits to GBT’s operations in Texas (that included multiple “tastings” of GBT shrimp) by an impressive range of the highest level of representatives of Japan’s cultural, financial and agricultural sectors. Each approached the potential of bringing GBT to Japan with the same focus: safeguarding that nation’s strict standards of quality, safety, and excellence of seafood for the Japanese people.
On every level, GBT shrimp received outstanding acclaim and approval.
The initial production “footprint” for Japanese operations is designed to increase according to an incremental and practical timetable. The construction phase of the initial Japanese facility is targeted to break ground in the first quarter of 2015.
The project will operate under the corporate auspices of GBT-International’s Japanese partners as GBT-Japan. GBT-International will oversee construction, training, and technical management of the system. GBT-Japan will provide on-site staffing and be responsible for day-to-day operations. The chain of GBT bio-security will be maintained by the exclusive use of GBT-provided brood stock and PLs (Post Larvae) for stocking the bio-secure ponds. Sustainable Sea Products International (SSPI) working with GBT-Japan will handle marketing and distribution.