Profile updated on 30 June 2018

SUMMARY

SUMMARY

IDENTIFICATION

SCIENTIFIC NAME(s)

Penaeus vannamei

SPECIES NAME(s)

Whiteleg shrimp, Camarón blanco

JURISDICTION

Guayas

PREDOMINANT PRODUCTION SYSTEM

Pond

WATER SOURCE

Brackish

JUVENILE SOURCE

hatchery - closed cycle


ANALYSIS

Strengths
  • There is comprehensive legislation on water quality (although not aquaculture-specific) and health management, including a master plan for the management of animal health emergencies. There is also a national supply-chain Code of Good Practice, known as the National Control Plan (Plan Nacional de Control or PNC). However, this only focuses on food safety, quality, and traceability issues.
Weaknesses
  • There is no adoption of zonal management approaches to aquaculture siting or management. The status of the shrimp disease alert system (SAEMA) is unknown.

T75 SECTORS

  • Large Shrimp

ROUNDTABLES

No related Roundtable fisheries