Sustainable Shrimp Farming in the Gulf of Morrosquillo
Promoting sustainable fish and shellfish production
The initiative, established in 2006, helps to produce gourmet quality fresh shrimps from sustainable farming. The shrimps are farmed and harvested by utilising a unique ecological production process. The heterotrophic “Zero Wastewater” technology optimises the shrimp farming process by using a clean production system in which zero waste water is created. It offers an alternative to conventional fishing, replacing marine exploitation and overfishing and thereby protecting marine ecosystems and contributing to environmental protection. The initiative will develop five small production units where fishermen will be trained. It offers them an alternative way of generating sustainable income and employment through a sustainable value chain of shrimp farming.
The Corporación Instituto Morrosquillo promotes marine farming as an alternative to overfishing and directs sales from producer to the consumer as a means of fair trade.
ECOMAR O & V. Ltda. gives technological support to sustainable production and processing and opens sales channels.
Two fishermen associations from Punta Bolívar, Asopescarbol and Coveñas Asopegolm, manage and distribute the marine products.