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 related material……
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.
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.