SHRIMPPO is a spin-off company of the Centro de Ciências do Mar (CCMAR) do Algarve, founded in 2017, and based in Ria Formosa at the Estação Experimental do Ramalhete. Founded by Miguel Correia and Jorge Palma, both graduated and with a PhD from the University of Algarve, it focuses its activity on the production of marine ornamental species with special focus on seahorses.
SHRIMPPO is the only nationally and internationally certified company to produce European seahorse species and with the necessary accreditation (CITES), fact that allows a market-leading position by offering a unique and highly demanded product. Currently, SHRIMPPO is the only company to supply the H. hippocampus species to the Aquatics market.
Year after year, the research team managed to increase the survival rate of seahorses until it became consistent, having today enough animals for both studies and marketing in the ornamental market. SHRIMPPO also offers the following services:
- Aquatic animal production and sale.
- Live and inert feed production for aquatic animals and sale.
- Consulting services on animal husbandry and aquatic environment.
- Research and development (R&D) of new products, improvement of existing products, processes and systems in the areas of animal nutrition and husbandry of marine ornamental species
More information about SHRIMPPO HERE.