The Foundation Aquaculture Technology Centre Andalucia, ctaquA, is established as a non-profit, private foundation.
The objective is to promote innovation ctaquA enterprise competitiveness in response to business needs of the aquaculture sector and the development of applied research on various production processes.
Ctaqua works for the aquaculture sector in various lines that include Environment, Food and Nutrition, New Species, Pathology, Applied Engineering and commercialisation, with excellent results.
The modern two-story building houses the nutrition, diversification, mollusc, crustacean, phytoplankton and zooplankton rooms on the ground floor. The microbiology and pathology labs, transformation room and the engineering room are also located on this level. The technical offices, physicochemical, materials and food technology labs are located on the upper level. The premises will be fully equipped by June 2011 and will allow Ctaqua to consolidate its work and become a reference in R+D+I management for the aquaculture sector, as well as a driving and essential force to generate added value for companies in the sector.