Olazul is a non-profit organization committed to developing sustainable livelihoods in balance with healthy ecosystems through the principles of ecological aquaculture. True to our name, “ola-azul”, translated as blue wave, we seek to create a wave of positive change in coastal communities through solid social, economic, and environmental science.
We are building a community-scale model for open-ocean shrimp production in the Gulf of California. Shrimp is the most popular seafood in the U.S., yet 90% of the shrimp Americans eat is imported from countries using unsustainable wild harvest or aquaculture methods.
Olazul’s system for open-ocean shrimp production will use only native species raised on natural productivity without any herbicides, pesticides, commercial fish oil or fish meal.
Our community-based production model leverages demand for sustainable seafood and advances in aquaculture technology to improve food security and create incentives for conservation.
Olazul is committed to designing aquaculture systems in cooperation with coastal communities to ensure a best fit with their economic and environmental priorities. We believe everyone has the right to a viable livelihood and a healthy, productive environment.