Coming from a long line of professional fisherman, the Fitmar family business made a switch from fishery to aquaculture. Seeing aquaculture as a more future proof way of supplying seafood to the local market, this was a very deliberate choice.
In order to establish a professional and economically viable model, Fitmar decided to invest a lot of time and effort in optimized hatchery and nursery techniques, including advanced feeding and health protocols to reduce the risks caused by common pathologies.
Moving from fishery to aquaculture was the right step to ensure the future of our family business. Working with optimized protocols gives us the stable results we need.
Fernando Marino Pinzón Miranda, owner
1,600 m2 raceway tanks
Today the Fitmar hatchery covers approximately 1,600 m2 of raceway tanks, covered with greenhouse structures to ensure maximal environmental and temperature control.
4-5 kilos per m2
The strict application of advanced feeding protocols, a rigorous health prevention approach and the use of state-of-the-art probiotics results in an impressive yield.
2014 test results
In a test performed by INVE Aquaculture together with Fitmar in 2014, advanced methods yielded larger PL and improved survival in both hatchery and nursery stages.
EDUCATING LOCAL FARMERS IN EFFECTIVE FEED PROTOCOLS
On top of running his own seabass hatchery and farm, Mr Suthi Mahalao, advises local farmers in his area on how to benefit from the added value of INVE products and protocols.
SUPPLYING OVER 100 LOCAL FEED STORES
In Vietnam, Mr. Ho Van Trai, owner of Ngoc Trai Co., plays an important role as the main importer and distributor of INVE Aquaculture products.
ECONOMIES OF SCALE IN SHRIMP PRODUCTION
Viet-Uc, run by entrepreneur Van Thanh Luong, has set up the world’s largest shrimp hatchery producing 15 billion of postlarvae annually.
THE LARGEST FRESH WATER AVAILABILITY IN THE WORLD
Almost 12% of the world’s fresh water supply is held in the river basins of Brazil. A new generation of entrepreneurs uses this opportunity to develop the production of tilapia fish.
TRAINING LOCAL PEOPLE INTO A KNOWLEDGEABLE WORKFORCE
The Bomar Pescados shrimp farms in the north east of Brazil employ over 500 people. One of the key success factors is the on-the-job training of a skilled workforce.
BETTER SURVIVAL AND LARGER PL
The Fitmar shrimp hatchery in Mazatlan, Mexico, works closely with INVE Aquaculture to optimize nutrition and health protocols. This is results in larger post larvae and better survival.
99% SURVIVAL IN FRESHWATER HATCHERY
Although tilapia is a relatively new species as far as professionalized hatching is concerned, Peixe Vivo achieves impressive results based on rigorous methods and techniques.
TOTAL INTEGRATION AND AUTOMATION
Nordic Halibut installed a 360° quality control system including environmental studies, water quality monitoring and automated feeding technologies.
INVESTING IN THE FISH PRODUCTION OF TOMORROW
As global seafood consumption increases and consumers demand safer and more traceable produce, Philosofish by Bitsakos decided to invest in the professionalization of their farming activities.