Latin American shrimp companies are leading the industry’s digital transformation

juvenile shrimp

Nueva Pescanova is one of the world’s leading shrimp producers, with operations spanning 7,000 hectares.

AquaManager and the Nueva Pescanova Group are delighted to announce the successful implementation of a complete production management solution for the vanammei hatcheries of Promarisco and Camanica, part of the Nueva Pescanova group, located in Ecuador and Nicaragua respectively. This integrated project includes the aquaManager system, adapted to the needs of the group, mobile applications for real-time data collection and an infrastructure of Internet of Things (IoT) devices.

This digital ecosystem supports complex larval production processes, evaluates performance and optimizes results by quickly identifying patterns, trends and areas of attention. The attractive and at the same time user-friendly interface of aquaManager, combined with the intuitive mobile applications and the seamless integration with water quality sensors, allows Promarisco and Camanica to digitize and homogenize data collection. With robust analysis of biological, production and financial data, team members have a common platform to communicate proactively and make the right decisions at the right time.

360° visibility and control over the production process, cost management and full traceability are Pescanova’s ultimate benefits through the use of the aquaManager system. The increase in performance goes hand in hand with the sustainability of natural resources, a key concept in the group’s operational policy and fully in line with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Delighted to partner with aquaManager, Guillermo Renancio Artal, Chief Technology Officer of Nueva Pescanova, said: “We are really happy to use new technologies to manage production in all countries, evaluate performance, increase quality of our products and improve sustainability. This project is an integral part of our transition to full digitization of production and as part of the Nueva Pescanova Group’s digital transformation strategy. We are excited to be pioneers and lead the way that other companies in the industry will surely follow. »

aquaManager allows Promarisco and Camanica management teams to control each company’s production individually, but also provides consolidated information that the Nueva Pescanova Group can use to engage in combined and collaborative production planning and resource allocation .

“The success of the project is a collaborative result. The cooperation with the production teams in Ecuador and Nicaragua has been incredible, matched only by the dedication and commitment of the group’s management and IT team,” said Konstantinos Bovolis, Product Manager from aquaManager. “We worked closely to analyze every aspect of the processes and implement an implementation that matches the way the group operates and delivers measurable benefits and real value.”

shrimp post-larvae
Shrimp post larvae from a hatchery

Shrimp aquaculture is still in its technological infancy, but the industry is keen to adopt digital solutions to improve production.
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Nueva Pescanova is one of the world’s leading shrimp producers, with production spanning 7,000 hectares, with its hatchery facilities in Nicaragua being among the largest in Central America. While the shrimp farming industry as a whole is still in its technological infancy, Pescanova is paving the way for its inevitable digital transformation.

Since its creation in 2000, aquaManager has endeavored to revolutionize the world of aquaculture. The solutions provided by the team are designed to enable organizations to control activity, optimize efficiency, reduce waste, increase sustainability and achieve full traceability. The digitization of aquaculture and the company’s efforts go hand in hand with ensuring environmental sustainability.

Over the past few years, aquaManager has evolved from a management software to a single, scalable ecosystem that includes business intelligence tools, leverages the IoT through embedded smart devices and equipment, and reshapes aquaculture with customer-focused innovations that use artificial intelligence.

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