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September 4, 2013

Colombia

Potential “is at least six times bigger” than Ecuador’s

 

Founded in 1993, the Colombian Aquaculture Research Center, or Ceniacua, carries out government-funded research projects and provides fish and shrimp larvae to farms in an effort to develop aquaculture in a country with access to both the Atlantic and Pacific oceans.

 

Marcela Salazar, Ceniacua scientific director, says Colombia has about 1,000 hectares of shrimp farms, but has a potential that “is at least six times bigger” than Ecuador’s.  Ceniacua has provided consulting services to companies in Thailand, Hawaii, Belize and Ecuador, and exported small quantities of shrimp to China, Salazar said.

 

Source: Global Post.  Colombia's Aquaculture Industry Boosts Exports. September 3, 2013.

 

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