CENAIM – ESPOL
Ecuadorian aquaculture is a true success story and a source of inspiration for many other shrimp producing countries. For local aquaculture to maintain a future oriented vision, both government and industry agree that they cannot depend on this current success alone. This why several academic institutions conduct research into other species that might become increasingly interesting from both an economic and ecological point of view.
Escuela Superior Politecnica del Litoral
At ESPOL in Guayaquil, the Faculty of Maritime Engineering, Biological, Oceanic and Natural Resources created a degree in Aquaculture Engineering in 1985. With the use of several laboratories, a freshwater fish station and a shrimp larvae laboratory, a thorough educational program is given to meet the industry’s requirements. On a scientific level, various species are investigated with regards to their viability for aquaculture development.
Our aim is to train the professionals, leaders and entrepreneurs who will further develop aquaculture in our country.
Stanislaus Sonnenholzner, Ph.D.
CENAIM – ESPOL
The Faculty of Maritime Engineering, Biological, Oceanic and Natural Resources is one of eight faculties that offer academic degrees at the Escuela Superior Politecnica del Litoral in Guayaquil.
With an Aquaculture Engineering degree since 1985, ESPOL has been educating aquaculture professionals for over 30 years. A lot of them now occupy leading positions in aquaculture businesses throughout Ecuador.
1 RESEARCH CENTER
CENAIM is a marine and aquaculture research center built in 1990 as an integral part of ESPOL. Its mission is to improve the sustainable development of Ecuador’s aquaculture and marine biodiversity.