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?



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.


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“…


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.

Nanowood for desalination


Desalination and filtration is oft used in shrimp processing facilities and freshwater is also required in hatcheries.

Vietnam Ca Mau expands shrimp farming..

Not clear here at all what shrimp species is being cultured here…

If Pacific vannamei then not sure that growing an exotic shrimp species in Vietnam should be allowed an organic status at all.

ASC should not condoning exotics either..


BBC News – Plant-based diet can fight climate change – UN

So where does aquaculture sit in all this?

Specifically shrimp is an obvious good choice. Plankton, grown in majority of shrimp ponds, absorb carbon.

Can shrimp protein also help fight climate change….or, at very least, have a positive positioning relative to other proteins out there.