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    Cartagena: Calle 32 No. 8A – 33 CC La Matuna Ofic. 215
    Punta Canoa: Laboratorio Ceniacua.
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Worldwide situation

In recent years Asia was responsible for 75% of the world production of shrimp. The main producers are China with 42.2 %, Indonesia, 8.5 %, Thailand 8.4% and India 7.2%

Growing in Seawater
One of the main advantages of Tilapia is their adaptability to high salinity waters. Which allows the development of farming technologies for production in that environment.
Epinephelus Itajara

Within the group of fish serranids is the second largest specimen in the world , exceeding 300 kg. Its range includes tropical and subtropical seas of the Americas.


Cobia, the only species in the family Rachycentridae, is a migratory pelagic fish that occurs in tropical and subtropical seas of the world, except in the central and eastern Pacific Ocean. In 1984 production was only 50 metric tones a year, reaching more than 58,000 in 2012. The main producer in China, and in the past years several countries, Colombia among them, have started projects for cage production of this specie.


Cobia culture is the first experience of fish culture in marine cages in Colombia. The growth (4.5Kg/year) and high overall survival (higher than 85% ) confirming the adaptability of this specie to the conditions of the Caribean sea in Colombia


CENIACUA implemented the production of cobia fingerlings in 2010, and has the infrastructure and technology to produce and sale, eggs, larvae and fingerlings of cobia.

Rotifers are an excellent food source for newly hatched fish larvae, their small size, slow movements and ability to be raised in mass cultures, and the fact that their nutrient composition can be quickly improved through the use of specialized enrichment diets, make them the first choice for larviculture of finfish.
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Trachinotus sp

It belongs to the group of carangids fish. Distributed in the Caribbean Sea Basin are the species T. carolinus and T. falcatus.


In other countries has proven the versatility of these copies to be grown in brackish water ponds in polyculture with shrimp and floating cages .



Situation in Colombia

Shrimp farming in Colombia presents a particular health situation due to its geographical location , allowing shrimp culture develops in two totally different geographical and environmental media : on the Pacific coast ( Tumaco ) and on the Atlantic Coast in the departments of Córdoba , Bolívar , Sucre and Atlantic.


The management of bio -floc systems coupled with high culture density (20 fish / m3) was tested for Red Tilapia production. Acclimatized fry were stocked in lined ponds previously fertilized with urea and carbon substrates for bio-floc production.


There is a high demand in the market , so this kind of Mero has been subjected to high fishing pressure.

Our Influence

CENIACUA results have contributed : ( 1) developing a breeding program , (2 ) implementation of diagnostic methods with advanced technologies and biosecurity measures for disease control and (3 ) use of new techniques cultivation and management .


After 226 days animals were harvested. Average weight was 500 g and survival 73%.Ammonia levels were controlled by the bio-floc.


Achieving captive breeding and aquaculture development is an important milestone for the species.

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