Shrimp farming is effective way to extract algae from the environment as a natural protein converter………now let us concentrate.

Shrimp industry grew up with algae.

Managing algae in pond culture for healthy shrimp culture is part of the commercial production.

The industry pioneered intensive volume algae culture in its hatchery sector in commercial production.

1989 pictures of Prawnmaster Mexico algal culture site construction

1990 pictures of Prawnmaster Mexico algae culture

Shrimp farming is an effective method for extracting and converting algae protein from the environment into a human food.

Now circling back the industry is looking at concentrated algae culture apart as a feed-stock ingredient and potential replacement for fishmeal and fish oils. Pioneering again.

If only the price would come down. Algae for human and culinary use is just too expensive. Industry does have problem to scale – even with prices as ridiculous as they are.

Those promoting it do say it it down to species under culture and purity of culture (read quality).

Technology like these Photo-bioreactors (PBR’s) do have their place in our industry (in hatcheries) but we need to look to lower the cost to become a raw material for shrimp grow-out feed on farms – and so industry can also fully dis-associate it from the Oceans.

Here open pond culture is the way forward together with Prawnmaster’s argument that the level of purity is not required as for direct human consumption if destined for feeding shrimp. Similar to pet food.

That leaves scaling up more of a technical problem. The problem being how to take the algae out of the water in a cost effective manner. There are many ways – DARPA & NASA have explored. One least expensive way seems to be via forward osmosis – which could be ideal for desert algae farming. Think of it like how Heinz thicken tomatoes into ketchup.

There are plenty of industries that will benefit and yes algae will save the world – at least it can help here in an area that covers half of humanities food.

Even ex-New Wave Foods founder is promoting algae as in ….”the intricacies of scaling up from a cottage industry to commercial production.”

Personally I am still waiting to see growth of her ex-cottage industry alt shrimp start-up….

My understanding is that Tyson took a stake because an enemy to their enemy must be their friend………shrimp compete with chicken all the time.

The reason Beyond Meat did not take a stake in New Wave Foods was, understandably about market potential. No-one goes in to a place and orders an alternative to healthy shrimp. Not to say that there is not room – as a cottage industry niche player.

Everyone loves shrimp and they are good for you.

Shrimp is a great transitional protein as we try to move away from red meats.

….and lest we forget growing shrimp in algal ponds does give a better FCR and return than even chicken. With chicken being better than carnivorous farmed salmon.

Delivering shrimp via urban ATM’s – food safe and protein food secure.

Delivering food aid to Africa

Future scenario : urban reefer setups with hooked on robotic steam cookers to deliver food safe (sterilized) products.

Shrimp are that ideal healthy protein package.

Rabobank: Farmed shrimp will be one of hardest hit sectors by coronavirus….but hey, we also got trade data wrong in 2019 by a big margin…

Shrimp are recommended as part of diet against Coronavirus.

EU banks analysts please try to be more positive on tropical marine shrimp industry please. News Media a bit more responsible.

Nice graphs and statistics….but change the will to could please

Shrimp industry leading the way in seafood with SOP’s for risk management on transmission of infectious diseases….1993

Use of facemasks and gloves on a shrimp product that is then frozen (first food safety step) and cooked before eating (second food safety step). 1993

Prawn is close to the ideal proto-insect protein source.


Shrimp flesh has right to life – Frankenprawn

Imagine eating basically a dead piece of flesh grown from a genetically managed tissue source in a nutrient soup – just add electricity and possibly a multitude of growth promoters, hormones – who knows what the reactive grown cells may contain….

Looks like this is what Shiok Meats are offering.

Prawnmaster prefers naturally grown shrimp. A better ethical choice. Safer as well. Less processed.

Biologically cleaner than an artificially grown tissue framework.

….and the right of cell lines to fulfill their natural biological cycles.

Prawn still a staple for NASA and others planning Mars…..

Surely not a long time if you are slurping shrimp cocktails….daily.

Nobody goes to space for the food but they may go to celestial pleasure cruises….

Glad to see dehydrated shrimp is still a staple.

Rocketmen bros know what they need short term….

270 days to Mars. One way. Protein per day 100g rehydrated sufficient.

27Kg rehydrated equivalent.

9kg dried shrimp protein payload lift weight.

The Food We’ll Eat on the Journey to Mars (Algae Caviar, Anyone?) | WIRED

Prawntastic….4 hours to walk off pizza calories…warning seems to work….

Prawn run at around 1 calorie per gram. 100g portion = 100 calories.

Walk off a portion of prawn in 20 minutes…and a bit more for the sauce.

Definitely a healthy compact protein option…….

BBC News – ‘Four hours to walk off pizza calories’ warning works, experts say