Pesquera Bravito, Ecuador
The oldest shrimp farm in Ecuador still operating today was built in 1968. Today our customer Pesquera Bravito group operates 500 hectares of grow-out ponds, supplied by an on-site hatchery that produces 25 to 30 million nauplii per month and ca. 150 million juveniles per year.
Innovations such as shortening the grow-out cycle, stocking larger animals and diversifying into new species require a focus that is shared by every associate and employee. Apart from a motivated and knowledgeable workforce, data analysis is a crucial success factor within Pesquera Bravito’s way of working. Measuring and reviewing results, cost analysis, feeding management and field test trials are only some of the many activities that can lead to future improvement.
A motivating working environment for our staff is as important to us as feeding efficiency and good water conditions for our crop.
Alex De Wind
Pesquera Bravito Group
10 shrimp per m2
Pesquera Bravito group operates 500 hectares of grow-out area, working with a stocking density of 10 animal per square meter. Harvests are 40-50 head in 70-80 days.
2,200 tons per year
The total annual yield of Pesquera Bravito Group’s commercial shrimp farming activities amounts to a measured biomass of 2.2 thousand metric tons.
Pesquera Bravito was established in 1978 and is managed by a family that has been in the shrimp industry since the 1960s. The current management is the 3rd generation in the family business.