Experiment in shrimp

The Fish Site
by The Fish Site
21 August 2006, at 1:00am

US - With a Hawaiian shirt, a bleached white sun hat and a pair of tennis shoes, Dennis Eisenhour doesn't look like a typical farmer. And although he's raised raspberries and blackberries on a 24-acre field off Ohio 53 for a couple years, he has an additional crop that stands out even more than the shirt. Eisenhour may well be the only freshwater shrimp farmer in Northwest Ohio. He is one of a growing number of farmers statewide who is experimenting in aquaculture, and although he's worked on the farm for a while now, this is the first season he'll be raising shrimp. Bob Calala, president of Ohio's Aquaculture Association, said Eisenhour is the only man in Northwest Ohio who is trying to raise shrimp on a farm. He has invested a lot of money into the venture, and he expects to get a lot back. Source: Newspaper Network of Central Ohio