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Texan shrimp RAS rises from the ashes

The Fish Site
by The Fish Site
3 March 2021, at 10:26am

NaturalShrimp has announced that it is ramping up shrimp production at its patented RAS facilities in both Texas and Iowa.

Natural Shrimp has developed a patented shrimp RAS that uses a process called electro-coagulation to keep the water free of pathogens such as Vibrios
Natural Shrimp has developed a patented shrimp RAS that uses a process called electro-coagulation to keep the water free of pathogens such as Vibrios

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The new facility in La Coste replaces the previous hatchery, which was destroyed by a fire a year ago. After passing a successful inspection by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department the newly constructed production facility is set to receive its first batch of postlarvae (PL) shrimp today, when they will be stocked into four nursery tanks.

When ready, the shrimp from the nursery tanks will be transferred by gravity flow into some of the 40 adjacent growout tanks. The company aims to stock regularly to enable weekly harvests throughout the year.

NaturalShrimp aims to roll out its technology across the US, and beyond. It has started this process in Iowa, where it has three separate facilities, located in Webster City, Blairsburg, and Buckeye.

Each of these facilities contain the tanks and the necessary support systems for raising shrimp once the company has replaced the existing filtration systems with NaturalShrimp patented filtration equipment. The company has aggressively begun this conversion process and expects to begin stocking its first PLs in nursery tanks in Iowa on March 24.