Human Health and aquaculture: Health Benefits Through Improving Aquaculture Sanitation and Best Management Practices

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CRSP Phase:
Phase 1

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Other Partners:
Louisiana State University, Fisheries Industry Technology Center/University of Alaska, SUCCESS project (USAID funded),U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA), Pacific Aquaculture & Coastal Resources Center/University of Hawaii at Hilo (PACRC/UHH), Pacific Shellfish Growers Association, Coastal Resources Center/University of Rhode Island (US); Research Center for Food & Development (CIAD), Mazatlan, Universidad Autonoma de Sinaloa, Culiacan Campus; Universidad Autonoma de Sinaloa, Mazatlan Campus, Centro de Investigacion de Ecosistemas Acuaticos-Universidad, Centroamericana (Center for Research of Aquatic Ecosystems-Central; American University: CIDEA-UCA, Comite Estatal de Sanidad Acuicola de Sinaloa (State Committee for Aquaculture Sanitation of Sinaloa [CESASIN]), Federation of Shrimp Cooperatives, Mexico; Sinaloa Institute for Aquaculture (ISA), Sinaloa, Mexico Women's Oyster Culture Cooperatives of Nayarit; Women's Oyster Culture Cooperatives of Puerto Penasco (Mexico); Ecocostas, (Ecuador); Nicaraguan Ministry of the Environment (MARENA) (Nicaragua)

Principal Investigator(s):
Maria Haws (US Lead Project PI); Eladio Gaxiola Camacho (Host Country Lead PI)

Co-Principal Investigator(s):
John Supan, Konrad Dabrowski (US); Omar Calvario Martinez, Guillermo Rodriguez Dominguez (Mexico); Carlos Rivas Leclair (Nicaragua);


This project’s research, training and outreach activities will add components of aquaculture research, development and training to existing integrated coastal zone management programs for three large estuarine complexes in Mexico and Nicaragua. Design of the research activities is based on extensive prior needs assessments which include feasibility studies, management plans and previous research findings. The overall goal is to increase capacity to implement best management practices in aquaculture sanitation as a means to improve human health through disease prevention and product quality and safety. Improving food security through multiple strategies is also a theme for this work.

Related AquaFish investigations include: 09IND01UH, 09IND03UH, 09IND04UH, 09HHI01UH, 09HHI02UH, 07IND03UH, 07IND04UH, 07WIZ02UH, 07HHI03UH, 07HHI04UH, 07BMA04UH, 07HHI05UH, 07BMA05UH


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