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ECUADOR


Instituto Nacional de Pesca

Address:

Letamendi y La Ría, Guayaquil 09-04-13151

Tel.:

(593)-4-407.680/401.773/401.776/401.779

Fax:

(593)-4-402.304/405.859/405.808

E-mail:

inp@ecua.net.ec



Head of Organization:

Director Ejecutivo, Franklin Ormaza González, Ph.D.

Type of Organization:

Research Institute

Responsible Authority:

Ministry of Foreign Trade, Industrialization, Fisheries and Tourism, Subsecretariat of Fisheries Resources



Number of Staff:

Scientists: 74

Others: 55

Working Languages:

Spanish


Major Fields of Interest:
BASIC RESEARCH AND ENVIRONMENTAL EVALUATION DIVISION
Undertakes research in the areas of oceanography; ecology; limnology; geology; and pollution in the aquatic environment, with special emphasis on areas with interest to fisheries and aquaculture, following policies set by the National Fisheries Development Council and other organizations. There are:
Water Pollution Branch; Resources Evaluation Branch; Fisheries Technology Branch; Fisheries Extension Branch.


BIOLOGY AND FISHERIES RESOURCES EVALUATION DIVISION
Carries out evaluation of bio-aquatic resources of scientific ecological and economic interest from estuarine, marine and continental waters so as to identify resources and to recommend the application of regulatory measures to permit rational and sustainable exploitation of the resources and assesses the fisheries sector by carrying out research and rendering services.
Fisheries Biology Branch; Resources Evaluation Branch; Fisheries Technology Branch; Fisheries Extension Branch.


DIVISION OF QUALITY CONTROL AND FISHERIES PRODUCTS INSPECTION
Directs and coordinates activities related to quality control and standardization of methodologies, processes, equipment, laboratories and canning and packaging. It further carries out research in order to improve knowledge of raw material for fishery products as a basis for development of technological processes for full use of the resources and improve their contribution to food for human consumption and industrial use;
Food Chemistry Branch; Food Analysis Branch; Food Microbiology Branch; Research and Product Development Branch.


AQUACULTURE DIVISION
Identifies pathogenic micro-organisms affecting native fish species, molluscs and crustaceans, by carrying out sanitary control through quarantine of introduced species to determine possible non-traditional infecting agents which might affect fisheries or water-related resources.
Culture Branch; Pathology Branch; Prevention and Quarantine Branch.


RESEARCH SUPPORT UNIT
The INP possesses three vessels for research on fisheries resources, oceanography and environmental evaluation.


DATA PROCESSING DEPARTMENT
Develops and implements a fisheries programme with interactive systems, to obtain catch and effort data for the national fleet in support of the Resources Evaluation Branch.


LIBRARY
The library has a great variety of specialized information in the different fields of marine sciences; it also has en E-mail system connected with ECUANET which allows the interchange of information between scientific institutions and researchers around the world.


SPECIES: Large and small pelagics; artisanal or industrial; crustaceans, molluscs, etc.



Working Facilities:


Laboratories:

Chemistry; Biology; Data Processing; Biochemistry; Microbiology; Quality Control; sedimentation; oceanography; plancton.

Other:

Multipurpose station



Serial publications:

Scientific bulletin; Information-Statistics Bulletin; Information Bulletin.

Maritime Engineering

Address:

Campus Prosperina, Km 30.5 Perimetral highway,

Tel.:

269269 - 851094 - 852419

Fax:

(5934) 854629

E-mail:

ecervan@goliat.espol.edu.ec



Head of Organization

Eng. Eduardo Cervantes Bernabe..

Type of organization

Univ. Dept. / Higher Educ.

Responsible Authority:

Maritime and Sciences of the Sea Engineering Faculty, Escuela Superior Politécnica del Litoral



Number of Staff:

Scientists.5.

Others: 30

Working Languages:

Spanish



Working Facilities:



Laboratories:

Ichthyology; Biology; Nutrition; Water Quality



Training Programmes:


Title

Duration

Language

Aquaculture

3 years

Spanish

Aquaculture engineering

5 years

Spanish

Master Degree in Aquaculture

2 years

Spanish

Fish Technology Program

Address:

Campus Santa Elena ESPOL, Guayaquil and 9 de Octubre Street Santa Elena, Ecuador.

Tel.:

530 - 04 - 940655

Fax:

530 - 04 - 940655

E-mail:

Clanga@goliat.espol.edu.ec



Head of Organization:

Tcnlg. Luis Zhingri Ortega, Coordinator

Type of organization:

Univ. Dept. / Higher Educ

Responsible Authority:

Escuela Superior Politécnica del Litoral




Number of Staff:

Engineers: 4

Technologists: 30

Working Languages:

Spanish; English



Major Fields of Interest:



Handling:

Onshore


Processing:

Fishing Technology, Fishing Administration, Safety at Sea, Fisheries Management, Fishing Methods, Repair and Maintenance, Production Supervision, Fisheries Extension Technology


Species:

Pelagics, Molluscs, Cephalopods.


Development

Traditional and new Fish Products. Fish Quality Control.


Others:

Training for instructors enabling in industrial and craftsmanship fishing



Present Programmes:

Fishing enabling trainee for personal on board of the fishing ship - To the industrial and craftsmanship under the rules of OMI (International Shipmen Organization)



Working Facilities



Laboratories:

Refrigeration System - Oil Hydraulics - Electronic equipment of Fishing and Navigation


Others:

Seaman Ship, Library.



Training Programmes:


Title

Frequency

Duration

Language

Fishing Technologies

yearly

2 1/2 yrs

Spanish

Fishing Administrative Technologies

yearly

2 1/2 yrs

Spanish

Foods Engineering - ESPOL

Address:

Campus Prosperina, Km 30.5 Perimetral highway, Guayaquil, Ecuador.

Tel.:

(593) - 4 - 269-386 / 269-394

Fax:

530 - 04 - 269-368 / 852-804

E-mail:

ialim@espol.edu.ec



Head of Organization:

Mr. Luis Miranda, Coordinator

Type of organization:

Univ. Dept. / Higher Educ

Responsible Authority:

Mechanical and Sciences of the Production Engineering Faculty, Escuela Superior Politécnica del Litoral



Working Languages:

Spanish; English



Major Fields of Interest:



Handling:

Onshore


Processing:

Drying; Salting/Drying; Fermentation; Smoking; Canning; Freezing


Species:

Fish, Crustaceans, Cephalopods


Development

Traditional and new Products.


Others:

Educational Interest.



Working Facilities:



Laboratories:

Chemistry; Microbiology; Quality Control, Engineering.


Others:

Pilot Plant, Library, Website Facilities.



Regular Training Programmes:


Title

Frequency

Duration

Language

MSc Course (Food Engineering)

yearly

4 1/2 yrs

Spanish

Foods Technology Program

Address:

Campus Prosperina, Km 30.5 Perimetral highway, Guayaquil, Ecuador

Tel.:

(593) - 4 - 269-386 / 269-394

Fax:

530 - 04 - 269-368 / 852-804

E-mail:

Protal@espol.edu.ec



Head of Organization:

Dr. Gloria Bajaña

Type of Organization:

Univ. Dept. / Higher Educ.

Responsible Authority:

Eng. Victor Bastidas Jiménez




Number of Staff:

Scientists: 220

Others: 110

Working Languages

Spanish, English, Portuguese, Russian.



Major Fields of Interest:



Handing:

Compressed Foods


Processing:

Dried, frozen meats


Species:

Fish, meats


Development:

Traditional and new Products.


Quality:

Quality Control


Others:

Biochemical Processes



Present Programmes:

Shrimps; Meats; Canning; Vegetables; Research and development; Technical and Economic Analysis Pathogenic Agents identification; Multidisciplinary



Working Facilities



Laboratories:

Chemistry, Bromatology, Microbiology.


Others:

Pilot Plant.



Training Programmes.


Title

Frequency

Duration

Language

Technical Foods

Yearly

2.5 years

Spanish - English


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