Established Since 1983 

One of the first shrimp aquaculture companies in Central America, dedicated to the production, processing and commercialization of high quality, farm-raised shrimp and related aquaculture products.  

 Visionary Industry Team 

Founded by Gabriel Biguria (PhD) and  then joined by Alexander "Zandy" DeBeausset (M.Sc), together they lead a visionary and highly committed team of executives and collabolators, that have transformed Acuamaya, into an innovation driven, sustainable aquaculture company and an important driver in the development of the intensive system, shrimp industry of Guatemala.


La Candelaria 

Shrimp Hatchery

Our Key


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    Mayasal Shrimp Farm

    Established in 1983 - 55Ha

    Developed the Mayasal Farm in 1983 with 55 Ha of ponds, one of the first shrimp aquaculture operations in Guatemala and Central America (now 300 Ha of intensive ponds)

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    First Shrimp Exports

    First Shrimp Exports 1984

    The company was set up for export markets from the beginning and first shrimp exports took place in 1984

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    Modern Processing Plant

    Established in 1990

    Developed a wholly owned, modern process processing plant. One of first companies in Guatemala to obtain HACCP Cetification

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    New Shrimp Hatchery

    Established in 1998

    La Candelaria Shrimp Hatchery is established to develop genetic lines and produce PL's (baby shrimp) for the company farms and to support the growth of the industry of Guatemala

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    First Intensive Systems

    Developed in 2002

    Developed first intensive systems at Mayasal farm in 2002 with successful results, leading to wider adoption and differentication Guatemala's aquaculture model.

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    Production Expansion #2

    Finca Saquija 2010

    2010 - Company expansion of production capacity with addition of Finca Saquija, 50 Ha of intensive ponds

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    Production Expansion #3

    Finca La Danta 2013

    2013 - Company expansion of production capacity with addition of Finca La Danta, 25 Ha of super intensive ponds

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    Tasty Shrimp Club

    Shrimp Platform 2019

    Launched the Tasty Shrimp Club platform to help promote education about the attributes that distinguish the shrimp from Guatemala, both locally and internationally


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    ASC Certification 3 Farms

    ASC 2020

    2020 - As a result of Acuamaya's commitment to social and environmental responsible practices, the 3 farms obtained the internationally recognized ASC Certification


Team Acuamaya!

Sustainable Shrimp from beautiful Guatemala:
  - Responsible
  - Delicious
  - Safe

Contact Us:

Call Us:

Tel: Guatemala

+ (502) 2331-4546

Tel: USA

+ 1 (305) 735-3669 

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Producers of Tikal & Crystal Ponds Brand Shrimp, "The Jewels of Guatemala" 

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