Ecuador’s shrimp, a sustainable model
As local investors seek to increase shrimp farming per square meter, in line with the Asian intensive model, aquaculturists from Mexico and Central America came to know more about the ‘successful model’ of Ecuador.
Big world producers, China, India, Indonesia, Vietnam, Thailand, use a different model because it uses fewer larvae per pool (extensive).
“The current system -extensive- is key to the sustainability of the industry,” says executive president of the National Chamber of Aquaculture (CNA) Jose Antonio Camposano.
“I choose the extensive model, and I say with the experience that gives me more than 20 years dedicated to this activity,” says Andree Guadamud.
But a study by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) in Vietnam and Thailand points out that a more intensive shrimp farming can produce better environmental and economic results. (I)