LP Foods

LP Foods is a highly regarded processor and exporter of shrimps, octopus and fish from Vietnam and Indonesia. We provide Responsibly Sourced quality seafood to large retailers and foodservice chains to USA, UK, Japan and Italy mainly. Our Key products are certified shrimp regarding Governance and private standards. We will continue to strive to make our products more sustainable and richer by promoting sustainable seafood in the marketplace and participate in sustainable programs.

Production Methods Used
    • Purse seine
    • Gillnets and entangling nets
    • Hook and line
    • Longlines
    • Handlines and pole-lines
    • Rake / hand gathered / hand netted
    • Farmed
Summary

Since 1920, LP Foods (formerly Amati and Globe Seafood) has been a privately-owned company that is known for its premium seafood products with a global reputation for quality, transparency and sustainability. Known for its Responsible Sourcing know-how and focus on creating retail-ready audited supply chains for the most demanding supermarkets, LP Foods is focused on providing premium shrimp and fish with excellent organoleptic, texture, and nutrition performance.

In its path to grow a leading company on the international markets, LP Foods is further leveraging on its product innovation capabilities and ability to provide customized, value-add solutions: LP Foods maintains in-house research, corporate chefs and development teams, and test kitchen dedicated to developing unique approaches in preparation, taste, delivery, and packaging.

LP Foods is also strongly experienced in fish (Snapper and Mahi mainly) and in Octopus (from Indonesia and Mexico) regularly exported to Food Service operators (Horeca). All products follow our company’s philosophy of no additives and no harm to the environment or the community.

The company has a culinary-driven management team that partners with a wide range of leading Asian processors with which has established personal relationship dating back up to 20 years and therefore providing further credibility and business growth opportunities for LP Foods and its clients globally.

Lastly, LP Foods is an innovator in seafood. Check our Ready to Eat and Ready Meals collection developed by our in-house chefs.

This profile covers wild-caught and farmed seafood sourced by LP Foods in 2020. Some farmed shrimp sources are certified to organic standards that are currently not recognized by the Ocean Disclosure Project.

Associated Fisheries

Species and Location
Production Methods
Certification or Improvement Project
Sustainability Ratings
Notes

Species and Location

fishery flag

Black tiger shrimp (Giant tiger prawn)

Penaeus monodon

Vietnam

Fishery countries:
Vietnam

Production Methods

  • Farmed

Certification or Improvement Project

Certified

Sustainability Ratings

Seafood Watch

Eco-Certification Recommended

Seafood Watch

  • Eco-Certification Recommended
  • Best Choice
  • Good Alternative
  • Avoid

Good Fish Guide

Think 3

Good Fish Guide

  • Best Choice 1
  • Best Choice 2
  • Think 3
  • Think 4
  • Improver 5
  • Avoid 5

Ocean Wise

Recommended

Ocean Wise

  • Recommended
  • Not recommended
Environmental Notes
  • Fishmeal and fishoil from marine feed sources are used. Feed inputs are generally not traceable to species level and are not certified sustainable.
  • Disease transfer between farmed and wild prawns is a concern for shrimp production in Vietnam.
  • Pollution from nutrients and organic matter, as well as chemical inputs, may affect local water quality.
General Notes
  • The environmental impacts described are addressed to some degree by certification.

References:

Good Fish Guide - Prawn, Tiger prawns (Farmed), Global, ASC

Seafood Watch Recommended Eco-Certification for Giant tiger prawn, Aquaculture Stewardship Council Certified

Species and Location

fishery flag

Black tiger shrimp (Giant tiger prawn)

Penaeus monodon

Vietnam

Fishery countries:
Vietnam

Production Methods

  • Farmed

Certification or Improvement Project

Certified

Sustainability Ratings

Seafood Watch

Eco-Certification Recommended

Seafood Watch

  • Eco-Certification Recommended
  • Best Choice
  • Good Alternative
  • Avoid

Good Fish Guide

Think 3

Good Fish Guide

  • Best Choice 1
  • Best Choice 2
  • Think 3
  • Think 4
  • Improver 5
  • Avoid 5

Ocean Wise

Not recommended

Ocean Wise

  • Recommended
  • Not recommended
Environmental Notes
  • Fishmeal and fishoil from marine feed sources are used. Responsible sourcing of marine inputs is encouraged for certified production.
  • Disease transfer between farmed and wild prawns is a concern for shrimp production in Vietnam.
  • Pollution from nutrients and organic matter, as well as chemical inputs, may affect local water quality.
General Notes
  • The environmental impacts described are addressed to some degree by certification.

References:

Good Fish Guide - Prawn, Tiger prawns (Farmed), Global, GAA BAP certification (2* and 3*)

Good Fish Guide - Prawn, Tiger prawns (Farmed), Global, GAA BAP certification (4*)

Seafood Watch Recommended Eco-Certification for Giant tiger prawn, Global Aquaculture Alliance Best Aquaculture Practices Certified (2, 3, 4-star)

Species and Location

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Black tiger shrimp (Giant tiger prawn)

Penaeus monodon

Vietnam

Fishery countries:
Vietnam

Production Methods

  • Farmed

Certification or Improvement Project

Not certified or in an AIP

Sustainability Ratings

Seafood Watch

Eco-Certification Recommended

Seafood Watch

  • Eco-Certification Recommended
  • Best Choice
  • Good Alternative
  • Avoid

Good Fish Guide

Best Choice 2

Good Fish Guide

  • Best Choice 1
  • Best Choice 2
  • Think 3
  • Think 4
  • Improver 5
  • Avoid 5

Ocean Wise

Recommended

Ocean Wise

  • Recommended
  • Not recommended
Environmental Notes
  • No commercial feeds are used.
  • Disease transfer between farmed and wild prawns is a concern for shrimp production in Vietnam.
  • Pollution from nutrients and organic matter, as well as chemical inputs, may affect local water quality.
General Notes
  • This source is certified to organic standards that are not currently recognized by the Ocean Disclosure Project.
  • The environmental impacts described are addressed to some degree by organic certification.

References:

Good Fish Guide - Prawn, Tiger prawns (Farmed), Global, Organic certification

Seafood Watch Recommended Eco-Certification for Giant tiger prawn, Naturland Certified

Species and Location

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Cobia

Rachycentron canadum

Indonesia

Fishery countries:
Indonesia

Production Methods

  • Gillnets and entangling nets
  • Hook and line

Certification or Improvement Project

Not certified or in a FIP

Sustainability Ratings

Sustainability not rated

Environmental Notes
  • The impacts of this fishery are unknown.
General Notes
  • No additional notes.

Species and Location

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Groupers nei

Epinephelus spp.

Indonesia

Fishery countries:
Indonesia

Production Methods

  • Gillnets and entangling nets
  • Hook and line
  • Handlines and pole-lines

Certification or Improvement Project

FIP

Sustainability Ratings

Good Fish Guide

Avoid 5

Good Fish Guide

  • Best Choice 1
  • Best Choice 2
  • Think 3
  • Think 4
  • Improver 5
  • Avoid 5
Environmental Notes
  • There is potential for the fishery to interact with sea turtles, sharks and rays, and marine mammals. However, the FIP Pre-Assessment indicates that the fishery is unlikely to catch ETP species.
  • Grouper is caught in a multispecies fishery with snapper and other reef fishes. The impact of the fishery on baitfish species is unknown. The FIP aims to improve bycatch data collection and analysis.
  • The impacts of this fishery on the sea bed are not fully known and likely vary by gear type. Line gear is unlikely to have a significant impact on the sea bed but gillnet gear may interact with benthic habitats.
General Notes

Species and Location

fishery flag

Groupers nei

Epinephelus spp.

Vietnam

Fishery countries:
Vietnam

Production Methods

  • Gillnets and entangling nets
  • Hook and line
  • Handlines and pole-lines

Certification or Improvement Project

Not certified or in a FIP

Sustainability Ratings

Sustainability not rated

Environmental Notes
  • The impacts of this fishery are unknown.
General Notes
  • Grouper are caught in a multispecies fishery.

Species and Location

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Lyrate hard clam

Meretrix lyrata

Ben Tre, Vietnam

Fishery countries:
Vietnam

Production Methods

  • Rake / hand gathered / hand netted

Certification or Improvement Project

Certified

Sustainability Ratings

FishSource

Well Managed

FishSource

  • Well Managed
  • Managed
  • Needs Improvement

Seafood Watch

Eco-Certification Recommended

Seafood Watch

  • Eco-Certification Recommended
  • Best Choice
  • Good Alternative
  • Avoid

Ocean Wise

Recommended

Ocean Wise

  • Recommended
  • Not recommended
Environmental Notes
  • This fishery is unlikely to have direct impacts on ETP species.
  • Bycatch for this fishery is considered low.
  • This fishery is unlikely to have a significant impact on the sea bed.
General Notes
  • No additional notes.

Species and Location

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Mahi-mahi (Common dolphinfish)

Coryphaena hippurus

Indonesia

Fishery countries:
Indonesia

Production Methods

  • Purse seine
  • Gillnets and entangling nets
  • Longlines

Certification or Improvement Project

Not certified or in a FIP

Sustainability Ratings

Sustainability not rated

Environmental Notes
  • There are risks to sea turtles, sharks and seabirds with this fishery.
  • Bycatch is a significant risk for this fishery.
  • This fishery is unlikely to have a significant impact on the sea bed.
General Notes

References

Seafood Watch Recommendation for Dolphinfish, Eastern Indian Ocean, Indonesia, Drifting Longlines

Seafood Watch Recommendation for Dolphinfish, Western Central Pacific Ocean, Indonesia, Drifting Longlines

Species and Location

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Mahi-mahi (Common dolphinfish)

Coryphaena hippurus

Vietnam

Fishery countries:
Vietnam

Production Methods

  • Purse seine
  • Gillnets and entangling nets
  • Longlines

Certification or Improvement Project

Not certified or in a FIP

Sustainability Ratings

Sustainability not rated

Environmental Notes
  • There are risks to sea turtles, sharks and seabirds with this fishery.
  • Bycatch is a significant risk for this fishery.
  • This fishery is unlikely to have a significant impact on the sea bed.
General Notes
  • No additional notes.

Species and Location

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Pink shrimp (Greasyback shrimp)

Metapenaeus ensis

Vietnam

Fishery countries:
Vietnam

Production Methods

  • Farmed

Certification or Improvement Project

Not certified or in an AIP

Sustainability Ratings

Sustainability not rated

Environmental Notes
  • No commercial feeds are used.
  • Disease transfer between farmed and wild prawns is a concern for shrimp production in Vietnam.
  • Pollution from nutrients and organic matter, as well as chemical inputs, may affect local water quality.
General Notes
  • This source is certified to organic standards that are not currently recognized by the Ocean Disclosure Project.
  • The environmental impacts described are addressed to some degree by organic certification.

Species and Location

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Red octopus (Mexican four-eyed octopus)

Octopus maya

Mexico

Fishery countries:
Mexico

Production Methods

  • Gillnets and entangling nets
  • Hook and line
  • Handlines and pole-lines

Certification or Improvement Project

FIP

Sustainability Ratings

FishSource

Needs Improvement

FishSource

  • Well Managed
  • Managed
  • Needs Improvement

Seafood Watch

Avoid

Seafood Watch

  • Eco-Certification Recommended
  • Best Choice
  • Good Alternative
  • Avoid

Ocean Wise

Not recommended

Ocean Wise

  • Recommended
  • Not recommended
Environmental Notes
  • This fishery is unlikely to impact ETP species.
  • Bycatch in this fishery is considered low.
  • This fishery is unlikely to have a significant impact on the sea bed.
General Notes

Species and Location

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Snapper (Goldbanded Jobfish)

Pristipomoides multidens

Indonesia

Fishery countries:
Indonesia

Production Methods

  • Gillnets and entangling nets
  • Hook and line
  • Handlines and pole-lines

Certification or Improvement Project

FIP

Sustainability Ratings

Sustainability not rated

Environmental Notes
  • There is potential for the fishery to interact with sea turtles, sharks and rays, and marine mammals. However, the FIP Pre-Assessment indicates that the fishery is unlikely to catch ETP species.
  • This fish is caught in a multispecies fishery with snapper and other reef fishes. The impact of the fishery on bycatch species including baitfish is unknown. The FIP aims to improve bycatch data collection and analysis.
  • The impacts of this fishery on the sea bed are not fully known and likely vary by gear type. Line gear is unlikely to have a significant impact on the sea bed but gillnet gear may interact with benthic habitats.
General Notes

Species and Location

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Snapper (Lavender Jobfish)

Pristipomoides Sieboldii

Indonesia

Fishery countries:
Indonesia

Production Methods

  • Gillnets and entangling nets
  • Hook and line
  • Handlines and pole-lines

Certification or Improvement Project

FIP

Sustainability Ratings

Sustainability not rated

Environmental Notes
  • There is potential for the fishery to interact with sea turtles, sharks and rays, and marine mammals. However, the FIP Pre-Assessment indicates that the fishery is unlikely to catch ETP species.
  • This fish is caught in a multispecies fishery with snapper and other reef fishes. The impact of the fishery on bycatch species including baitfish is unknown. The FIP aims to improve bycatch data collection and analysis.
  • The impacts of this fishery on the sea bed are not fully known and likely vary by gear type. Line gear is unlikely to have a significant impact on the sea bed but gillnet gear may interact with benthic habitats.
General Notes

Species and Location

fishery flag

Snapper (Goldbanded Jobfish)

Pristipomoides multidens

Vietnam

Fishery countries:
Vietnam

Production Methods

  • Gillnets and entangling nets
  • Hook and line
  • Handlines and pole-lines

Certification or Improvement Project

Not certified or in a FIP

Sustainability Ratings

Sustainability not rated

Environmental Notes
  • The impacts of this fishery are unknown.
General Notes
  • This fish is caught in a multispecies fishery.

Species and Location

fishery flag

Snapper (Lavender Jobfish)

Pristipomoides Sieboldii

Vietnam

Fishery countries:
Vietnam

Production Methods

  • Gillnets and entangling nets
  • Hook and line
  • Handlines and pole-lines

Certification or Improvement Project

Not certified or in a FIP

Sustainability Ratings

Sustainability not rated

Environmental Notes
  • The impacts of this fishery are unknown.
General Notes
  • This fish is caught in a multispecies fishery.

Species and Location

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Wahoo

Acanthocybium solandri

Indonesia

Fishery countries:
Indonesia

Production Methods

  • Purse seine
  • Gillnets and entangling nets
  • Longlines

Certification or Improvement Project

Not certified or in a FIP

Sustainability Ratings

Sustainability not rated

Environmental Notes
  • The impacts of this fishery are unknown.
General Notes
  • No additional notes.

Species and Location

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White shrimp (Banana prawn)

Penaeus Merguiensis

Vietnam

Fishery countries:
Vietnam

Production Methods

  • Farmed

Certification or Improvement Project

Not certified or in an AIP

Sustainability Ratings

Sustainability not rated

Environmental Notes
  • No commercial feeds are used.
  • Disease transfer between farmed and wild prawns is a concern for shrimp production in Vietnam.
  • Pollution from nutrients and organic matter, as well as chemical inputs, may affect local water quality.
General Notes
  • This source is certified to organic standards that are not currently recognized by the Ocean Disclosure Project.
  • The environmental impacts described are addressed to some degree by organic certification.

Species and Location

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Whiteleg shrimp

Penaeus vannamei

India

Fishery countries:
India

Production Methods

  • Farmed

Certification or Improvement Project

Not certified or in an AIP

Sustainability Ratings

Seafood Watch

Avoid

Seafood Watch

  • Eco-Certification Recommended
  • Best Choice
  • Good Alternative
  • Avoid

Good Fish Guide

Avoid 5

Good Fish Guide

  • Best Choice 1
  • Best Choice 2
  • Think 3
  • Think 4
  • Improver 5
  • Avoid 5

Ocean Wise

Not recommended

Ocean Wise

  • Recommended
  • Not recommended
Environmental Notes
  • Fishmeal and fish oil from marine feed sources are used. The feed inputs used are generally not traceable to species level and are not certified sustainable.
  • Disease transfer between farmed and wild prawns is a concern but infrequent water exchange on whiteleg shrimp farms moderates the risk. Whiteleg shrimp are not native to India and there is potential for ecological impacts from escapes.
  • Pollution from nutrients and organic matter, as well as chemical inputs, may affect local water quality. Waste discharge from whiteleg shrimp ponds is typically limited to once per production cycle.
General Notes
  • The aquaculture industry is currently managed under a farm-based approach.
  • Shrimp farms are managed by the Coastal Aquaculture Authority through the Coastal Aquaculture Authority CAA Act and Guidelines, which acknowledge the importance of zonal management.

References:

FishSource - Shrimp, India

Good Fish Guide - King prawn (farmed), India, Vietnam and Indonesia

Seafood Watch report for farmed shrimp, India

Species and Location

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Whiteleg shrimp

Penaeus vannamei

Indonesia

Fishery countries:
Indonesia

Production Methods

  • Farmed

Certification or Improvement Project

Not certified or in an AIP

Sustainability Ratings

Seafood Watch

Avoid

Seafood Watch

  • Eco-Certification Recommended
  • Best Choice
  • Good Alternative
  • Avoid

Good Fish Guide

Avoid 5

Good Fish Guide

  • Best Choice 1
  • Best Choice 2
  • Think 3
  • Think 4
  • Improver 5
  • Avoid 5

Ocean Wise

Not recommended

Ocean Wise

  • Recommended
  • Not recommended
Environmental Notes
  • Fishmeal and fish oil from marine feed sources are used. The feed inputs used are generally not traceable to species level and are not certified sustainable.
  • Disease transfer between farmed and wild prawns is a concern but infrequent water exchange on whiteleg shrimp farms moderates the risk. Whiteleg shrimp are not native to Indonesia and there is potential for ecological impacts from escapes.
  • Pollution from nutrients and organic matter, as well as chemical inputs, may affect local water quality. Impacts of individual farms are likely to be small but cumulative impacts may occur.
General Notes
  • The Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries (MMAF) has developed a coastal and marine spatial plan that identifies multiple aquaculture zones, but there is no evidence that it has been implemented at a province level.

References

FishSource - Shrimp, India

Good Fish Guide - King prawn (farmed), India, Vietnam and Indonesia

Seafood Watch report for Giant Tiger Prawn, Whiteleg Shrimp, Indonesia, Ponds

Species and Location

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Whiteleg shrimp

Penaeus vannamei

Vietnam

Fishery countries:
Vietnam

Production Methods

  • Farmed

Certification or Improvement Project

Certified

Sustainability Ratings

Seafood Watch

Eco-Certification Recommended

Seafood Watch

  • Eco-Certification Recommended
  • Best Choice
  • Good Alternative
  • Avoid

Good Fish Guide

Think 3

Good Fish Guide

  • Best Choice 1
  • Best Choice 2
  • Think 3
  • Think 4
  • Improver 5
  • Avoid 5

Ocean Wise

Recommended

Ocean Wise

  • Recommended
  • Not recommended
Environmental Notes
  • Fishmeal and fishoil from marine feed sources are used. Feed inputs are generally not traceable to species level and are not certified sustainable.
  • Disease transfer between farmed and wild prawns is a concern but infrequent water exchange on whiteleg shrimp farms moderates this risk. Whiteleg shrimp are not native to Vietnam and there is potential for ecological impacts from escapes.
  • Pollution from nutrients and organic matter, as well as chemical inputs, may affect local water quality. Waste discharge from whiteleg shrimp ponds is typically limited to once per production cycle, moderating the impact of effluents on water quality. There is a lack of data on the quantity of chemical inputs, but evidence suggests that illegal antibiotics are sometimes used on Vietnamese shrimp farms.
General Notes
  • The environmental impacts described are addressed to some degree by certification.
  • The aquaculture industry is currently managed under a farm-based approach.

References:

FishSource - Shrimp, Vietnam

Good Fish Guide - Prawns, King (whiteleg), prawns, Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) certification

Seafood Watch Recommended Eco-Certification for Whiteleg shrimp, Aquaculture Stewardship Council Certified

Species and Location

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Whiteleg shrimp

Penaeus vannamei

Vietnam

Fishery countries:
Vietnam

Production Methods

  • Farmed

Certification or Improvement Project

Certified

Sustainability Ratings

Seafood Watch

Eco-Certification Recommended

Seafood Watch

  • Eco-Certification Recommended
  • Best Choice
  • Good Alternative
  • Avoid

Good Fish Guide

Think 3

Good Fish Guide

  • Best Choice 1
  • Best Choice 2
  • Think 3
  • Think 4
  • Improver 5
  • Avoid 5
Environmental Notes
  • Fishmeal and fish oil from marine feed sources are used. At least 50% of the feed used in certified production is required to be responsibly or sustainably sourced.
  • Disease transfer between farmed and wild prawns is a concern but infrequent water exchange on whiteleg shrimp farms moderates this risk. Whiteleg shrimp are not native to Vietnam and there is potential for ecological impacts from escapes.
  • Pollution from nutrients and organic matter, as well as chemical inputs, may affect local water quality. Waste discharge from whiteleg shrimp ponds is typically limited to once per production cycle, moderating the impact of effluents on water quality. There is a lack of data on the quantity of chemical inputs, but evidence suggests that illegal antibiotics are sometimes used on Vietnamese shrimp farms.
General Notes

The environmental impacts described are addressed to some degree by certification.

The aquaculture industry is currently managed under a farm-based approach

References:

FishSource - shrimp, Vietnam

Good Fish Guide - Prawns, King (whiteleg), prawns, Global Aquaculture Alliance Best Aquaculture Practices (GAA BAP) 2 & 3* certified

Good Fish Guide - Prawn, King (whiteleg), prawns, Global Aquaculture Alliance Best Aquaculture Practices (GAA BAP) 4* certified

Seafood Watch Recommended Eco-Certification, Whiteleg shrimp, Global Aquaculture Alliance Certified BAP Standard: Finfish and Crustacean Farms (2, 3, 4-star)

Seafood Watch report for farmed shrimp, Vietnam