Low Trophic Life Webinar: “Advances in IMTA & Biofloc. Research at UFSC”

Tanks for the culture of shrimp using biofloc technology at the Marine Shrimp Laboratory of the Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC), Florianópolis, Brazil. Photo by Mateus Aranha Martins

AquaVitae series Low Trophic Life second webinar was focused on experiments on IMTA carried out at UFSC combining seaweed, mullet, and shrimp cultivation in biofloc system – an IMTA approach.

The recording of the webinar contains presentations by Esmeralda Chamorro and Mateus Martins. Chamorro presented the results of several experiments with biofloc (mullet, shrimp) and IMTA biofloc system (seaweed). On his side, Martins presented a biofloc system with Pacific white shrimp and tilapia, and seaweed cultivated using biofloc effluent.

Esmeralda Chamorro Legard is an Aquaculture Production Engineering with a master and doctorate in sciences in aquaculture. She has been working with shrimp production in biofloc technology (BFT) for 9 years, and the last five years she connected the biofloc technology with integrated multi-trophic aquaculture (IMTA) concept with approach in circular economy. Esmeralda is a postdoctoral student at Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina as part of the Aquavitae project.

Mateus Martins is an Undergraduate student of Aquaculture Engineering at the Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC), Brazil, and since the beginning of his university studies he has been involved in research at the Marine Shrimp Laboratory, an experience that has so far resulted in the publication of 11 co-authored scientific articles, among them 2 as a first author.

Check the full recording of the webinar here: