Prawn feed drones – an alternate future for existing operations.

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.

A 20kg payload Dutch industrial drone model

A 200kg payload Norwegian industrial drone model

A 200Kg payload German industrial drone model

A 200kg Russian industrial drone model.

All could be used not just for automatic open pond feeding in semi-intensive shrimp farms but also in fertilizing and even sterilization procedures.

Specific load and release would be required but this can be fairly easily and rapidly designed.

Goes together with the pond parameter drone. The pond shrimp toilet check drone with its daily flyover…

Japanese remote aquaculture technology

More fishing companies, seeing the writing on the wall, are moving into plant replacements for their traded seafood – in preparation for their eventual demise or complementary marketing?

While the smart money is going into aquaculture one has to applaud looking for alternatives to hunted tuna.

Woody Harrelson, Paris Hilton join raft of celebrities putting dollars behind plant-based tuna brand Good Catch | Intrafish

Farmed prawn – non meat shrimp. The healthy option.

Tyson backed start-up (not New Wave Foods) offers DIY solution to cut cost of lab-grown meat.…….

……but you can always eat farmed shrimp as a healthy replacement to meat.

Prawn in Japan – mixed species culture.

Nice video shrimp farming video Japan.

Looks like mixed species and very manual intensive. Hand select species, hand select size, hand packed.

How did the Macro prawn get in there?

Why You Should Care Where Your Seafood Comes From…….easy enough……..

Simple – stick to seafood from cultured sources to help mitigate hunting pressure on the oceans.

Read the label. Talk to your supplier.

Shrimp farming is giving billions of shrimp a better life…..

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.

Playas Beach, Ecuador – December 2019

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….

Yes support and applaud shrimp farming industry.

Predator & pollution free low stress shrimp aquaculture.