Faculty Advisor

DiBiasio, David

Faculty Advisor

Mello, Natalie A.

Faculty Advisor

Salazar, Guillermo F.

Project Center

San Jose, Costa Rica


Shrimp farming in Costa Rica is a small industry, and INCOPESCA wishes to encourage its expansion, decrease detrimental environmental effects, and increase exportation. In order to achieve these goals, this project identifies and compares current Costa Rican shrimp farming practices with best management practices recommended for Latin American nations. Information concerning current practices was obtained through farmer interviews. The main deliverable of this project is a manual of recommended good management practices constructed specifically for shrimp farming in Costa Rica.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

July 2006

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Chemical Engineering

Advisor Department

Interdisciplinary Programs

Advisor Department

Civil and Environmental Engineering