Note : (Note : Before September 1995, our main references were achieved through France Aquaculture or Cofrepeche).

Our main references concern studies and project realizations performed alone or in association, in more than thirty countries. They include :


- National and regional coastal development studies (in Guinea, Tanzania, Madagascar, New Caledonia...)


- Project feasibility studies (in Mexico, Madagascar, Mozambique, Ecuador, Colombia, Costa Rica, China, Indonesia, United Arab Emirates...)


- Technical appraisals (in Australia, Mexico, Fiji, Malaysia, Venezuela, Brasil ...)


- Supervision of engineering and transfer of technology mainly to shrimp hatcheries and farms (in Indonesia, Madagascar, Colombia, Mozambique, U.A.E ..)

For several years, our best clients are :

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- AQUALMA in MADAGASCAR, which is today considered as one of the most successful semi-intensive shrimp farm in the world. With a production of more than 3000 tons in 1999 (in 680 ha of ponds), AQUALMA concept is entirely based on "sustainability". This five years old Company is now managing its own broodstock farm and produces 300 millions of post larvae a year using probiotics.


AQUAMEN in MADAGASCAR is a semi-intensive integrated farm (190 ha) , located on the west coast of the island, in the delta of the river TSRIBIHINA. All ponds of 3 to 5 ha are aerated. Aquamen has produced 930 tons of P. monodon (tiger shrimp) in 2000 and will produce 1200 tons in 2001. AQUAMEN is totally integrated with a hatchery of 130 millions PL/year and a modern processing plant able to process 15 tons per day.

- AQUANOVA in MEXICO, the first Company having successfully introduced and developed the famous SPR 43, an IFREMER selected strain of P. stylirostris resistant to several strong diseases.


- NIREUS, famous Greek Aquaculture Company, one of the biggest sea bass and sea bream producer in Europe, now involved in very ambitious fish and shrimp farming projects in UNITED ARAB EMIRATES and worldwide.


(Nota: Before September 1995, our main references have been achieved through France Aquaculture or Cofrepeche).

- AUSTRALIA (1997) Assessment of an intensive shrimp farm (For SEPIA - Client : AUSSIE Prawn Farm).


- BRASIL (1988) : Technical consultancy for a shrimp hatchery and farm in BAHIA State. (Client : GUYOMARCH C°- LTD).


- COLOMBIA (1986-1989) : Responsible for preliminary studies, and then of the staff in charge of engineering, supervision of construction, and technical assistance of a farm and shrimp hatchery (P. Vannamei) based on the first broodstock produced in captivity in Latin America. (Client : CAMARONES DEL CARIBE).


- COLOMBIA (1984) : Study of the potential sites for shrimp farms on the Atlantic coast. (URABA region). Technical evaluation of potential for oyster, shrimp, and fish) in the frame of a Master Plan. (Client : SOGREAH and CORPURABA).


- CHINA (1987) : Study of the potential for shrimp culture on the island of Hainan. Team leader in charge of site studies, project identification and prefeasibility studies of different types of shrimp farming. (Client : The European Economic Community).


- CHINA (1984-85) : Team leader of the feasibility study of a 2000  ton/year (Penaeus monodon)  within the context of a Chinese French joint-venture on the Hainan island. Site selection, definition and design of facilities (hatchery, rearing farm, processing plant, feedmill), economic and financial analysis of the project. ( Client CHAMBON GROUP).


- COSTA RICA  (1985) : Team leader of the feasibility study for the rehabilitation and extension of an existing shrimp farm and hatchery into a 500 ton/year shrimp production complex (Chomes), with processing plant. (Client : DESOURDY GROUP).


- CUBA (1986) : FAO/UNDP Consultant in charge of the revision of the National Aquaculture Development Program (shrimp culture component) and preparation of detailed terms of reference of a large shrimp culture development project. Team leader in charge of the general technical assistance contract including 37 man/months (1 million US $). (Client : FAO/UNDP and Empresa Cubana de CAMARONICULTURA)


- ECUADOR  (1983-86) : Site and feasibility study for a 400 million PL/year Penaeus vannamei and Penaeus styrilostris hatchery. Participation in the engineering study, works supervision, and initial technical assistance. (Client INBIOSA).


- FRANCE (1988) : Team leader in the study of the aquaculture potential of French salt marshes located on the Mediterranean coast. Species and site survey, choice of methods and facilities, technical-economic analysis of a pilot farm. (Client : C° SALINS DU MIDI).


- FIJI (1998-1999) : Assesment of a shrimp farm. Feasibility study for extension of the growing facilities. (For NIREUS CONSULTANTS - Client CDI - European Union - World Bank).


- FIJI, TUVALU, VANUATU (1998) : Study of shrimp culture potential of several South Pacific Islands. In charge of site studies, project identification and prefeasibility studies. (Client : C.D.I. - European Community - Through NIREUS).


- GABON (1995-1996) : Feasibility study of a shrimp farming project. Definition of pilot facilities. (Client : SEPIA - AMERGER C°).


- GUADELOUPE (1988) : Feasibility study of an hyper-intensive shrimp farm. (Client Mr. VION).


- GUINEA (1995) : « Master Plan for Shrimp Culture ». Senior aquaculture consultant in charge of site selection for hatchery and feasibility studies. (For SEPIA - Client : African Development Bank - Government of GUINEA).


- INDONESIA (1983-85) : Technical supervision of implementation of a 200 million PL/year Penaeus  monodon hatchery project and technical assistance missions. Site and feasibility study of a 800 ton/year shrimp farm in Java.(Client: FEGA MARIKULTURA)


- INDIA (1994-1995) : Coordination of the engineering and technical assistance contract for a shrimp hatchery (P.monodon) of 200 millions PLs/year in Pondichery State (Client : DCM SHRIRAM GROUP).


- INDIA (1988) :  Site and feasibility study of an integrated shrimp farm. (Client : INLAKS).


- MADAGASCAR (1997-2000). « Master Plan for Shrimp Culture Development » Team Leader in charge of detailed inventory sites using GIS techniques, mapping and selection/ranking. Definition of potential limits taking into account environment protection ans sustainability. Preparation of a CODE OF PRACTICES. Feasibility studies for models implementation. (Client Government of Madagascar, European Bank of Development).


- MADAGASCAR (1994). Feasibility study and sketch design of an integrated shrimp farming project (600 ha of ponds, hatchery, and processing plant). Definition of the pilot stage. Private client (STEDIC).


- MADAGASCAR (1998-2000) : Consultant in charge of conceptualization and implementation of a captive broodstock Centre (P. Monodon). ( Client : AQUALMA).-


- MADAGASCAR (1993- 1995): In charge of the feasibility study of an integrated industrial shrimp culture project. Responsible of the staff in charge of detailed engineering, construction, and start-up of a P.monodon hatchery (270 M/PL15/year). (Client AQUALMA).


- MADAGASCAR (1995-2003) : Consultant of AQUALMA. A large shrimp farming project including 765 ha of ponds, hatchery (30 million PL/month) and processing plant. 2000 production = 3200 tons (P. monodon - average wheight 28 gr). Technical assistance through numerous field missions. (Client AQUALMA - Madagascar).


- MADAGASCAR (1987-1990) : Development plan for shrimp farming in Madagascar. Team leader (site selection, estimate of project potential, strategy and main constraints, feasibility studies). (Client : FAO/UNDP and local Government)


- MADAGASCAR (1988) : Detailed studies and implementation of a pilot farm for shrimp culture (Penaeus monodon). Coordination of studies and technical supervision of implementation (Clients : Government of Madagascar and FAO).


- MADAGASCAR (2000-2002) : Main consultant of AQUAMEN. A shrimp farming project including 185 ha of aerated semi-intensive ponds (P. monodon), a hatchery (120 M/year) and a processing plant. In charge of technical supervision and extension studies. 2000 producion = 850 tons - 2001 = 1200 tons.  


- MALAYSIA (1997) Assessment of shrimp farming facilities (client SEPIA).


- MAURITIUS (1988) : Site survey and definition of an aquaculture project. (Client : MADCO).


- MEXICO (1999) Assessment of a large shrimp farm in Nayarit State (2 missions). Study of interactions between environmental contraints and farm operation. (Client GRANJAS AQUANOVA).


 - MEXICO (1995) : Assessment of aquaculture facilities (farm and hatchery). (Client MARITECH)


- MEXICO (1994-1995) : In charge of supervision of the operations linked to the introduction of the selected strain P.stylirostris (IHHN virus resistant). Follow-up of experiments. Coordination of staff in charge of engineering the production facilities (hatchery and farm). Technical assistance missions. (Client : AQUANOVA - DESC GROUP).


- MEXICO (1990-1993) : In charge of several feasibility studies for shrimp farming projects.(Client SANOFI - DESC).


- MEXICO (1989) : Pre-selection of possible sites for shrimp aquaculture in the States of Campeche, Oaxaca, Chiapas and Sinaloa. Feasibility study of a shrimp farming project (Client : NOVUM - DESC).


- MEXICO (1985-1987) : Study of the aquacultural potential of the state of Baja-California Sur. Bioeconomist and team leader in a 12.5 man/month study involving 4 experts and including : analysis of the aquaculture resources in the State, survey of the potential sites and elaboration of prefeasibility studies (mollusc hatchery and integrated shrimp farm). (Client : FONDEPESCA and The French Cooperation).


- MOZAMBIQUE (1995-2000) : Responsible in the conceptualization of a pilot shrimp farm (20 hectares of ponds and hatchery). In charge of know-how transfer (manuals, field missions, training...). (For SEPIA, Client : AQUAPESCA).


- MOZAMBIQUE (2000-2001) : Study of the environmental capacity of the Quelimane estuary in relation with possible aquaculture development (in association with the hydrobiological laboratory of the University of Montpellier) - (Client : French Cooperation - Mozambican Government).


- NEW CALEDONIA (1998) Technical appraisal of the shrimp farming activity (10 farms - Four hatcheries). (Client SEPIA and Local Government).


- OMAN (2000) Preliminary site selection for shrimp farming (With NIREUS Greece for International Fish Faming C°- ASMAK-  - U.A.E.)


- REUNION ISLAND (1988) : Team leader in the feasibility study of an intensive shrimp farm (Client : REGIONAL AUTHORITIES).


- SAUDI ARABIA (1999) : Preliminary assessment of a large shrimp farm project on the Red Sea

(3000 ha). (Client : NATIONAL PRAWN).


- SRI LANKA (1986-89) : Team leader in charge of site selection, conception, construction supervision (on a turnkey basis) and technical assistance of a pilot shrimp and farm hatchery (20 million P.L.20s/year of Penaeus monodon and 20 ha of test ponds).(Client: ADB Asian Development Bank and Department of Fisheries of Sri Lanka).


- SENEGAL (1983-86) : Basic conception and general supervision of a pilot shrimp farm in Casamance. Project supervision, support and study missions. (Client: French GOVERNMENT).


- TANZANIA (1987) : Study of Tanzanian coastline potential for shrimp farming (Client : UNECA - Addis Abababa).


- THAILAND (1990 -1991) : Involved in the definition of SANOFI AQUACULTURE projects (shrimp farms and hatcheries).


- U.A.E (1998-1999) Selection of possible sites for shrimp aquaculture in the Emirates (Fujairah and Ras Al Khaimah). Feasibility study of a shrimp farming project (Client : NIREUS CONSULTANTS - Greece).


- VENEZUELA  (1988-1989) : Study of possible sites for shrimp culture (Client Cultivos Marinos).


- VENEZUELA (1989) : Technical assessment of a farm in construction (Client RICOA AGROMARINA).


- VENEZUELA (1983) : Feasibility study of a large integrated shrimp farm (hatchery and grow-out ponds) near the Maracaibo gulf. In charge of site selection, project definition, technical and economic study, financial analysis. (Client : J.J. MATA). 

- YEMEN (2000) : Assesment of a small shrimp farming project (Al Murjan). Preliminary survey of possible shrimp farming sites (for NIREUS/GREECE and International Fish Farming C° U.A.E.) 




- O. GUELORGET, C REYNAUD, H.LUCIEN BRUN, D. DUCHE, M. AUTRAND, G. BRUNEL « Relashionship between the aquaculture production of P. monodon and the organization of coastal ecosystems. WORLD AQUACULTURE SOCIETY MEETING - SYDNEY 1999.


- ILTIS and AUTRAND « L’aquaculture de crevettes à Madagascar, illustration de la dualité développement-environnement ou contre-exemple ? ». VIII journées de Géographie Tropicale. La Réunion Island, sept 1999.


- Journées Aquacoles de l’Océan Indien (ARDA/IFREMER/CONSEIL REGIONAL). La Reunion Island (June 1999) : Academic presentations « L’aquaculture et l’environnement » and « Etat de la crevetticulture dans le monde ».‘


- Joint-author of « Le littoral et l’aquaculture » Dossier « Pour la Science » (French Edition of Scientific American). Guelorget, Reynaud, Autrand - Octobre 1998.


- Joint-author of AQUACOP / IFREMER publications on aquaculture (IFREMER, 1973 to 1982).




- Author of Bio-technical internal Reports : STATION D’AQUACULTURE DE SAINT VINCENT (FRANCE AQUACULTURE / IFREMER, 1974 and 1982).


- L. LOUBERSAC and M. AUTRAND (1984). Study of intertidal zones using simulated SPOT data : Inventory of aquaculture sites in the intertropical zone. Presented to the XXV Committee on Space Research, Graz, Austria 1984. Report on Application of Remote Sensing to Aquaculture and Island Fisheries. FAO Remote Sensing Series (27) 261-272.


- M. AUTRAND (1987). Les Crustacés d’Elevage - II, Les crevettes de mer. Maisonneuve et Larose, Paris.


- M. AUTRAND (1995). An alternative technology for shrimp larviculture. Presentation to INDAQUA Conference, Madras. INFOFISH INTERNATIONA, 5-95 (Sept/Oct).



- M. AUTRAND (1995). Shrimp hatchery : latest technological advances. In video (IFREMER).