Promising to tell you the Prawn, the whole Prawn and nothing but the Prawn…….here I shine a light on global shrimp aquaculture and downstream markets……for those looking in from outside and those inside interested in the wider outside. Food trends, intelligence, tech, regulatory, investment and some fun, way out, or even wacky, shrimp material….
This article does not apply if you are greenfield where feeding system options are different.
There are many ways to feed prawn.
The move from manual to more concentrated and efficient automatic feeding stations, with acoustic sensing of appetite, is advancing apace in industry.
Shrimp congregate in high densities around these points. A better spread around a pond and more efficient use of surface would increase pond productivity but would requires setting up multiple stations – at elevated costs for replenishment, maintenance, etc.
Automated feed blowers have proven to be pretty destructive on delivery.
So how about latest technology with big payload drones? Deliver replenishment to feeding stations or rig up for direct pond feeding. Acoustic demand signalling from pond could remain. Set drone programmable route, ponds and feed silo with recharge station.
Prawnmaster always wants to tell the prawn, the whole prawn and nothing but the prawn……
So – long ago there was a clarion call – save us, save us. Our nursery grounds are being decimated. We need domestication because humans are polluting and destroying our habitats. We need to have a backup plan for the survival of shrimp on this planet. This is your purpose.
So we turned to selecting the best candidate for domestication. Turns out is was the omnivores hardy Pacific white vannamei.
Shrimp are definitely doing better being domesticated and our offshore shrimp numbers have come back and stabilized in home coastal areas.
If this has helped deviate some of what was an impeding human over-fishing pressure on our oceans – let alone a way to avoid the pollution – then the lesser load momentum should be continued for our oceans and all species….