Welcome to the website of the SASCA project. SASCA, which stands for “Sustainability Analysis of Scallop Culture in Sechura bay (Peru)”, and is a project focused on studying various aspects of scallop aquaculture in Sechura Bay, Peru, with the aim of providing recommendations on improving the long-term sustainability of the activity. The project includes various research topics ranging from estimations of the system’s carrying capacity and impacts of to ecological, social and economic aspects of the system.
The project is a cooperation between the Leibniz Center for Tropical Marine Ecology (ZMT) in Bremen, Germany (http://www.zmt-bremen.de/) and the National Agrarian University La Molina (UNALM) in Lima, Peru (http://www.lamolina.edu.pe/). Financing is provided by the German Ministry for Science and Development (BMBF).
Feel free to explore the site, which contains more information on the project (see “Description“), the research that is conducted (see “Research“), the people involved (“Participants“) and the outcomes of the project (“Products & Materials“). For an update on ongoing fieldwork, conference participation and workshops please see our “Blog“.