Farms

It is the division dedicated to the cultivation of shrimp and tilapia. It has more than 3,000 hectares of pools distributed in 11 farms along the coast. Point the zone of the shrimp farm you want to visit and know its location, infrastructure and production capacities.


ZONE 001 - View Image
22 km to the south east of Guayaquil, it was the first shrimp farm to function, it started in 1975. Transformed from rice to shrimp farm, it works today in poly cultivation of shrimp and tilapia.

Infrastructure:
- Acclimatization and maintenance of 5 million shrimp larvae daily.
- 9 hectares in 9 pre breeding places, covered with anti bird nets.
- 20 hectares in 10 pools for pre fattening, covered with anti bird nets.
- 235 hectares in 30 pools for production all year round.


ZONE 100 - View Image
Extensive cultivation. In La Josefina ZONE, 18 Km. to the south of Guayaquil, also affected with white spot since 1999, it is obtaining acceptable increase in its production.

Infrastructure:
- for acclimatization and maintenance of up to 6 million shrimp larvae daily.
- 14 hectares of shrimp pre breeding places.
- 305 hectares in 30 pools for mono cultivation of shrimp.
- It has 30 employees.


ZONE 300 - view image
Extensive cultivation of shrimp in the zone of Balao, it is slowly getting better production levels, lost due to the existence of white spot in mid 1999.

It is expected to average a production of 900 lbs / ha per cycle starting January 2002.

Infrastructure:
- for acclimatization and maintenance of up to 10 million shrimp larvae daily.
- 17 pools of 1.1 hectares of shrimp pre breeding places.
- 400 hectares in 36 pools for mono cultivation of shrimp.
- It has 40 employees for production and services.


ZONES 400/500/800: Puna Island
Located 80 Km. to the south of Guayaquil, it has been since 1999 up to date the ZONE of less impact in shrimp production. Productions of more than 900 pounds per hectare have been able to be maintained.

Infrastructure:
- Capacity for acclimatization and maintenance of up to 10 million shrimp larvae daily.
- 21 hectares of shrimp pre breeding places.
- 500 hectares in 59 pools for mono cultivation of shrimp.
- It has 55 employees.


ZONE 700 - view image
18 Km. from Guayaquil in the area of Chongon, production of tilapia is being concentrated along with that of shrimp. After successful pilot tests and production batches with different sowing strategies, the final work plan was established. Until the end of 2001, the whole project will be sown withdensities of 8,000 tilapia and 80,000 shrimp per hectare and it will reach the maximum constant production in June 2002 with approximately 260 tons of monthly fresh filet and 150,000 pounds of shrimp per month.

Infrastructure:
- 14 covered pools totaling 1,000 tons of water for acclimatization and maintenance of shrimp larvae and production and acclimatization of tilapia fingerlings.
- 6 hectares of pools of 1,500 m2 each for maintenance of shrimp and tilapia breeders.
- 80 covered pools with anti bird nets of 0.5 hectares for tilapia pre offspring.
- 40 covered pools of 2 hectares with anti bird nets to pre fattening of tilapia.
- 1,150 hectares for fattening of poly cultivation of tilapia and shrimp.
- It has 145 employees for production and service.


ZONE 900 - view image
In the area of Posorja, 70 Km. to the south of Guayaquil, the same tendency of increment has been observed here. Similar to the Puna Island. Production has been maintained at 800 lbs/ha.

Infrastructure:
- for acclimatization and maintenance of up to 6 million shrimp larvae daily.
- 16 hectares of shrimp pre breeding places.
- 251 hectares in 21 pools for mono cultivation of shrimp.
- It has 24 employees.