Camaronera de Coclé S.A.
Camaronera de Coclé SA, is a panamanian company dedicated to the marketing of farmed shrimp, produced using the highest standards of quality and food safety in aquaculture, which makes CAMACO one of the most recognized shrimp companies worldwide.
We are exclusively dedicated
to the commercialization of Pacific white shrimp Penaeus vannamei produced in aquaculture.
CAMACO, Camaronera de Coclé S.A., is a Panamanian company established in 1990, in Natá – Province of Coclé, in the Republic of Panama. We are part of CALESA’s Agribusiness Group (www.grupocalesa.com) founded in 1918 by Don Rodolfo Chiari. From 1990 to 2017 we have been vertically integrated to the commercial production of marine shrimp aquaculture, in the largest shrimp farm in the country, with 1,200 hectares of water mirror and 2 strategically located larval centers. This has allowed us to produce and process excellent shrimps, mostly for export, in our packaging plant Altrix de Panamá S.A. During this period we were an important supplier of crustacean larvae Penaeus vannamei for the national market; we have also exported to some countries in Central America.
In 2005, we released our genetically improved larvae for 12 generations, which made us one of the leading companies in genetic selection in the Panamanian market and around the world, including characteristics of resistance to viral diseases and high traceability in the commercial production of white shrimp.
In CAMACO, we have been engaged for several years in the commercialization and international distribution of frozen shrimp that we collect from several related farms (about 2,000 hectares) and that we process in our modernly equipped processing and freezing plant, which offers a final product in different commercial sizes and presentations for the most demanding clients. These are produced and selected with the most rigorous quality standards, and for several years now they have allowed us to reach the European, North American, Asian and African markets in an annual volume of about 3,000 tons.
Today, we are dedicated exclusively to the marketing and export of frozen raw shrimp to the United States (both coasts), and to several countries of the European Community (Spain, France, Italy, Denmark, Belgium and England), Asia (China, Vietnam, Korea, Taiwan) and Africa (South Africa and Morocco) in presentations of Head-On whole shrimp (raw with shell and head), frozen shrimps in blocks and semi IQF, as well as Headless Shell-On shrimps (raw tails with shell), frozen in blocks, all in presentations of kilograms or pounds, depending on the market.
We usually work with our OLA, Sea Choice and Star Shrimp brands, but we can also contract special packaging on customer brands.
WE REPRESENT 33% IN VALUE OF ALL EXPORTS of shrimp from the country.
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We export and market shrimp to the world’s major markets.
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31.12% of exportation to the West Coast and East Coast of the United States
51.36% of exportation to Italy, Spain, France, Denmark, United Kingdom, Switzerland, Albania, Greece.
13.09% of exportation to Taiwan, Korea, Vietnam, China.
4.43% of exportation to Morocco, South Africa, and Egypt.