The man helping to save Senegal’s mangroves

Lovely video – makes Prawnmaster also want to dive back in.

BBC News – The man helping to save Senegal’s mangroves

Majority of shrimp farmers – especially those in South America – understand the importance of mangroves to their business.

Here, in Senegal, there are no shrimp farms and yet mangroves have been destroyed at higher rate than areas with shrimp farming.

Same for regions in US with the likes of Florida and Puerto Rico having mangrove forest cover loss up to 95% in some areas.

Shrimp farming has had a bad rap on this.

More here on Senegal mangroves.

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Preferred food for shrimp – bio-film !

Yes as scavengers and omnivores bio-film (floc) is a favourite

Shrimp also very good at helping clean water and love algae!

So bacterial and algal meal it is then……..micro-organisms.

Note – link is more aquarium trade orientated.

Carbon labelling on shrimp

Life Cycle Analysis and carbon footprint calculations are nothing new to shrimp aquaculture industry.

Comparing shrimp to other food products would be an interesting exercise.

Carbon labelling as a guide for certain consumers:

https://www.foodnavigator.com/Article/2019/08/14/Could-carbon-labelling-help-cure-today-s-toxic-plant-based-vs-meat-debate

Has farmed shrimp nutritional profile changed over time?

Over time farmed salmon have shown to have a lowered levels of Omega 3. Addition into diet therefore is important.

Would be interesting to profile wild vannamei to X generation farmed shrimp.

This to see the effect of farming over time – has anything changed? Can feed and genetics help convert shrimp into packaged complete functional food?

https://fis.com/fis/worldnews/worldnews.asp?l=e&ndb=1&id=104074

Prawnmaster on Guardian UK Prawn article – EJF needs a serious reimagination on shrimp.

Yes a remake of Home Alone, amongst other films, are in the works at Disney.

Re-imagination seems to be flavour of the year.

Sadly the story for shrimp is not being reimagined at all with the same old myths being dug up and used over and over again.

Yes EJF.

Don’t have time or energy to go through this article and point out the factual error assumptions – yet again.

This is regurgitated fake blame/manipulated data – nothing “New” or newsworthy.

Only question for UK shrimp farmer – is it ethical to bring in and grow exotic shrimp from the US even from where it is not even endemic and what with the UK a signatory to the Rio Treaty (CBD)?

Is this not a GMO vannamei Pacific shrimp if from a USA breeding program and also an exotic to the US.

Why get your seed from the US? Apart from the UNOIE/EU live shrimp for culture trade law requirement.

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/aug/07/farmer-produces-ethical-king-prawns-in-a-lincolnshire-field

Whats driving the trend in aquafeed opportunities…

All well and good but dispute the statement that “feed is the limiting issue in how this industry grows“…

https://www.aquaculturealliance.org/advocate/aquafeed-opportunity-attracts-pioneers-from-fields-afar/

Aquaculture, at least for marine shrimp, has always been about how quickly a disruptive industry can grow. Disruptive to traditional fisheries of course.

An industry that started out on a marine chicken pelleted feed, domesticated the first omniverous crustacean and leads globally in seafood protein space with continuous improvement on aquaculture technology and supply chain together with continued y-o-y growth above all other food production systems is not limited by the raw material feed input.

Feed is of concern as a sub sector but not for how to grow this industry.

Shrimp aquaculture is a non peaked resource with major limiting issue in growth of industry being perception and growth in markets. Its a demand thing.

Prawnmaster in November 1983 – pioneering and trialling vannamei shrimp farming technology.

On Granmar shrimp farm, Ecuador. Prawnmaster as GM.

Vannamei feed testing and feeding techniques trials. Also stocking densities, nursery systems, live shrimp transfers and harvest pumps trialled. Vannamei test farm for PLs from first commercial hatchery with maturation of vannamei broodstock in the world – until then all seed was from wild.

Picture shows shrimp pellet feed blowers for ponds….put on back of trailer to feed two ponds at same time from berm. Also shows build of office and three on-farm appartments for management team.