Sponsor message

Are you trying to break into aquaculture industry or already working in the field and looking to gain additional expertise for career development?

Land-based shrimp farmer secures $15 million funding

The Fish Site
by The Fish Site
29 December 2021, at 12:02pm

Texas-based shrimp producer NaturalShrimp has announced that it has secured a $15 million credit offering.

NaturalShrimp aims to expand its existing RAS facilities in Texas (pictured) and Iowa
NaturalShrimp aims to expand its existing RAS facilities in Texas (pictured) and Iowa

The company intends to use the net proceeds to expand its production facilities in Texas and Iowa and has paid the balance of a $5.0 million note for its Iowa facilities that was negotiated to $4.5 million.

The 12 percent interest loan from Streeterville, is payable in cash or shares of the company’s common stock.

Sponsor message

UMass Sustainable Aquaculture Online Courses

Aquaculture is an increasingly important source of safe, nutritious, and sustainable seafood for people worldwide. Globally, aquaculture production must double by 2030 to keep pace with demand. These increases in demand for aquaculture products, food security considerations, and job creation have generated an increased need for skilled workers.

Discover how you can be part of this rapidly expanding industry.

“We are pleased to partner with Streeterville on this transaction to provide us additional flexibility and capital as we continue to scale our natural live shrimp production," said Gerald Easterling, CEO of NaturalShrimp, in a press release. “With our first commercial deliveries in November, we are positioning the company for expansion as we enter the new year and intend to use proceeds to add production capacity at our facilities. We also used a portion of the proceeds to pay off the balance of a previous $5.0 million note, negotiating to save $0.5 million. This purchase agreement is also being made in conjunction with our efforts to up-list shares to a major exchange in 2022, and I look forward to sharing additional announcements in the coming months.”