Sustainable Shrimp Farming in the Gulf of Morrosquillo

Promoting sustainable fish and shellfish production
2009 SEED Award Winner Sustainable Agriculture Colombia

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. 

Eco-Inclusive Impacts

This initiative produces gourmet quality shrimps in a sustainable way which produces zero emissions. It also includes the families of fishermen in the value chain to improve their economic conditions.
  • Offering the fishermen an alternative way of generating sustainable income and employment while replacing marine exploitation and overfishing.
  • Maximizing the project's impact on the community by including the fishermen's families members in the value chain. 
  • Using a clean production system in which zero waste-water is created. 
  • Offering an alternative to conventional fishing, thereby protecting marine ecosystems and contributing to environmental protection.

 

  • Developing five small production units, creating employment and income through a sustainable value chain of shrimp farming.
  • Improving the coastal population’s quality of life in the Morrosquillo Gulf, a region where few work opportunities are available.

Partners

This enterprise is supported through its partnerships with various stakeholders, ranging from national and international organisations, investors, research institutes, suppliers, governmental bodies, NGOs, other social and environmental enterprises and more.

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.

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