Environmental sustainability of paiche (Arapaima gigas) production in pond‐based intensive aquaculture systems in the Peruvian Amazon

Ian Vázquez-Rowe

Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú

Dr. Ian Vázquez-Rowe is an Associate Professor at the Department of Engineering of the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú. His fields of expertise are linked to environmental engineering, mainly industrial ecology and Life Cycle Assessment. More specifically, Dr. Vázquez-Rowe has built his research career around the food sector, mainly fisheries and tropical foods, but also has experience in waste management, mainly wastewater, bioenergy and mobility.


Peru is one of the main exporters of fish products worldwide. These products have historically been exported for indirect human consumption (e.g., fishmeal or fishoil) through the reduction of anchoveta (Engraulis rigens)... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Eduardo Cancino (Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú)
  2. Jesus Nunez (IRD/LMI EDIA)
  3. Ian Vázquez-Rowe (Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú)

Topic Areas

• Industrial ecology in developing countries , • Food, energy, water, and nutrient material flows and footprints , • Sustainable consumption and production


TS-8 » Food-Energy-Water nexus 1 (11:30 - Tuesday, 27th June, Room E)



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