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Brazilian Shrimp Producer Awarded Global Aquaculture Innovation & Leadership Award

Lucy Towers
20 October 2015, at 1:00am

BRAZIL - Brazils Camanor Produtos Marinhos Ltda. has won this years Preferred Freezer Services Global Aquaculture Innovation & Leadership Award from the Global Aquaculture Alliance.

Camanor Director Werner Jost will accept the award for Camanor’s AquaScience® technology at GAA’s GOAL 2015 conference in Vancouver, Canada, on Thursday, 29 October.

At GOAL 2015, Mr Jost will give a presentation after being presented with a plaque and a US $1,000 cash prize.

Mr Jost calls AquaScience® a “new concept in sustainable shrimp production.” Camanor’s high-density, land-based facility in Natal, Brazil, recycles water for multiple production cycles while preventing environmental degradation and the use of chemicals or antibiotics. The controlled environment eliminates potential pathogens that disrupt and sometimes decimate harvests.

This is the third consecutive year that GAA has offered the award, which is designed to recognize innovative practices that overcome production challenges or mitigate negative environmental or social impacts at aquaculture farms. Last year, the award was expanded to include leadership.