An Uncompromising Commitment

For SPD, sustainability isn’t a fad or a marketing gimmick. The triple bottom line of economic, social, and environmental sustainability is the bedrock on which our business is based. Being good stewards of the global environment and ensuring sustainable food supply for the next generation is the bedrock upon which our company is built. Everything we do and every decision we make all ties back to doing what’s best for the environment and for mankind.

In support of our clients’ goals to produce great product quality and maximize profits, we begin at the genetic level to engineer the strongest, best species possible. Leveraging the power of technology, we far exceed the competition in our ability to control every aspect of the environment to yield brood stock of superior quality. At SPD we believe that better shrimp makes the most efficient use of resources which is great for people, profit, and planet.

Specific Pathogen Free

The gold standard of disease-free shrimp aquaculture is the designation “Specific Pathogen Free” or “SPF.” Shrimp and facilities undergo constant testing by accredited veterinarians and laboratories (prominently the University of Arizona Aquaculture Pathology Laboratory in the U.S.) and registration by national animal health regulatory agencies (the US Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service or APHIS in the United States) to insure that they are free of a list of serious pathogens as identified by the World Organization for Animal Health (officially the Office International des Epizootiesor OIE).

Industry Leading Global Logistics

SPD is at the vanguard of developing and securing a seamless process for insuring broodstock or PL orders are shipped and delivered in a timely and professional manner.  That process includes securing necessary permitting, processing requisite documentation for each client and nation, and building strong relationships with domestic and international carriers.

Our Team

Eduardo Figueras

Eduardo Figueras

Chief Production Officer

Eduardo has been in the industry for 27 years and is highly admired and respected by his worldwide peers for his pioneering work in shrimp aquaculture. Eduardo has overseen all aspects of shrimp production in hatcheries, nurseries, intensive grow-out farms, and breeding programs in the USA, Brunei, and Mexico. His expertise covers a wide range of shrimp species including Penaeus vannamei, P. stylirostris and P. monodon.

Lorenzo M. Juarez

Lorenzo M. Juarez

Chief Operations Officer

Lorenzo Juárez has 37 years of experience in the worldwide shrimp industry, having managed shrimp hatchery and breeding operations in the USA, Latin America, and Asia. He is a past-president of the World Aquaculture Society and a former deputy director of the US Federal Government NOAA Department of Aquaculture. Lorenzo has worked for some of most important shrimp farming and genetics companies in the world including SeaFarms International, SyAqua, and Shrimp Improvement Systems.

Thomas James

Thomas James


Thomas James has three decades of experience managing shrimp farms and using his expertise to contribute to building successful aquaculture businesses around the world. His experience with shrimp grow-out under intensive conditions is unparalleled in the industry, having worked for leading companies in Ecuador, Mexico, Brunei, Madagascar and the USA.