Shrimp farming industry in Ecuador, part 1

Yahira Piedrahita

Historical evolution, genetic improvement, mangrove reforestation, sanitary barriers and other developments Ecuador’s shrimp farming industry has grown to almost 220,000 hectares and its exports represent the top, non-oil-related, foreign income for the country. Photo by Dr. Xavier Romero Martínez @xrfotografia. Shrimp farming began in Ecuador almost 50 years ago in a casual manner. The first…

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  • Yahira Piedrahita

    Yahira Piedrahita

    Executive Director
    National Chamber of Aquaculture
    Guayaquil, Ecuador