Aquaculture is the farming of fish, shellfish and aquatic plants. Aquaculture can involve both freshwater and saltwater populations that are cultivated under controlled conditions.
Aquaculture is the fastest growing sector of Agriculture. The historical fishing industry is based on a hunter-gather mentality that may work in a world of infinite resources, but in today's oceans, we're getting fished out. The most logical solution is the cultivation of seafood.
At Lago Bay, we've organized six large pools for aquaculture. Two tanks (60m x 30m) and four tanks (60m x 30m) all have a depth of approximately 2m with drainage on the back end. The idea is to create a poly-culture of fish and shrimp.
Although Panama is a country rich with fish seafood, supply and demand are already being tested. Shrimping is seasonal; which leaves a supply void for more than half of the year. Fishing has also decreased while export and local demand have increased, creating rising prices.
Currently, I am seeking an experienced Aquaculturalist to join as co-owner/ operator of the aquaculture project.