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José Juan Rivera Vazquez

Farm Name: La Finca de Don Juan

City: Comerio, Puerto Rico

José’s interest in aquaculture began in childhood because his father who was the founder of the La Finca de Don Juan. This project has been dedicated to the cultivation of freshwater fish and shrimp for more than 30 years. With his funds, José plans to diversify the farm by covering various areas of aquaculture such as the production of edible fish, shrimp, and plant cultivation with the aquaponics method. To make the project viable and efficient at a productive level, it is planned to integrate automation and build a solid infrastructure resistant to hurricanes and storms. It is also planned to install a solar panel system since electricity is essential for the stability and survival of the fish and shrimp.

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