The sludge off the prawn…

All this talk of sludge in the shrimp farming intensification industry.

Cannot be much more than primary conversion of shrimp feed plus bacteria, algae in pond/tank growth…

Dried shrimp sludge meal would no doubt make for a great fishfeed fishmeal replacement.

Dried fish sludge meal potential in shrimp culture…as yet an unknown?

Sludge in prawn operations…

Activated sludge water conditioning, biofloc culture systems and feed going into shrimp operations are sludge generators.

The target of a well run vannamei protein shrimp operation is that there should be no sludge wastes. Any waste comes at a cost.

Generating sludge is wasteful and takes up energy that could otherwise be converted into shrimp.

What goes in must come out as shrimp

Shrimp RAS – as zero sludge operations. That’s the aim.

So what is in prawn sludge…?

Some pre-sludge…

Composition of sludge a function composition feed…plus other settling organic matter, bacteria, algae, etc

Sludge should begin to disappear in efficient ESG shrimp operations…