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Shrimp farming

Shrimp farming
  • There are an estimated 150,000 potential hectares for the development of shrimp farms, without affecting the mangrove region on the Caribbean and Pacific coasts. Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (Ministerio de Agricultura y Desarrollo Rural), 2010
  • Colombia has animal health certification for access to all five continents. Colombia currently exports 80% of its production. The National Administrative Department of Statistics (Departamento Administrativo Nacional de Estadística, Dane), 2011
  • Colombia's climate and sunlight, and the temperature of its waters show little variability, allowing for production all year round. The Geographic Institute Agustín Codazzi (Instituto Geográfico Agustín Codazzi, IGAC), 2010

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  • Located in the equatorial zone, there is an absence of hurricanes, typhoons and other natural phenomena. IGAC, 2010
  • Colombia's climate and the temperature of its waters show little variability allowing for production all year round. IGAC, 2010
  • Presence of renowned companies with extensive experience in the foreign market offering a high quality product with qualified and expert personnel.

Research & development

  • The internationally recognized Centre for Aquiculture Research (Centro de Investigación de la Acuicultura, CENIACUA) has produced scientific and technological know-how for the development of the industry through the establishment of best farming and production practices. In addition, this centre has an internationally recognized genetic improvement programme.


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