Faculty Advisor

Gerstenfeld, Arthur

Faculty Advisor

Vernon-Gerstenfeld, Susan

Project Center

San Jose, Costa Rica


The goal of our project was to inform INCOPESCA of the condition of small and medium scale tilapia farms throughout Costa Rica and to identify the best practices for this type of production. We conducted twenty interviews at tilapia farms, where we identified the current practices in use and aspects of aquaculture in which the producers require assistance. Then we determined a set of best practices for this type of production and created a pamphlet containing three important topics. We also made recommendations to INCOPESCA designed to encourage the implementation of our findings. Our project aims to improve tilapia production, which will then support job creation and provide a protein-rich source of nutrition to many in need.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

July 2005

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project



Advisor Department


Advisor Department

Interdisciplinary Programs