Programa de Acuicultura.

Coordinator: Dr. Pedro Cruz Hernández


The Aquaculture Research Program is one of the largest, in terms of infrastructure and human resources, with the most experience in Latin America. It's on the leading edge of research in improvement of technology for the cultivation of aquatic organisms, stimulating the production of species with high nutritional, economic and ecological value.

Our research lines address the principal scientific and technological challenges currently faced in aquaculture.


Four decades working in science for development of sustainable aquaculture.

Advances in different aspects of modern aquaculture make the CIBNOR a permanent ally for the development of a sustainable industry in clear development; to cite some successful cases:

Research and transfer of knowledge in the area of genetic improvement and health in shrimp which have resulted in solid alliances with industry and the consolidation of several companies.

Reproduction in captivity and subsequent seed production of several mollusk species (oyster, lion's paw clam) and fish (red snapper, grouper [cabrilla] and yellowtail [jurel]), processes which have been adopted by an emerging industry.

Development of biotechnology to obtain derivatives from microalgae for biofuels, omega 3 fatty acids and other high-value nutrients for human health, with the subsequent creation of a company in B.C.S.

Installation of infrastructure with leading-edge technology for the production of larvae and juveniles of cultivated tilapia for the benefit of the private [social] sector in the West and Northwest regions of the country.