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….
To disperse concentrated shrimp pond solids and directionalize in pond currents towards a solid removals system a highly energy efficient robotically managed system on floats can inject air/oxygen, deliver benthic feed gently and move solid particles with its automatic sensor reading, pond mapping, history and 100% coverage software.
Dispersal, aeration, oxygenation plus feeding passes mode available with 2016 prototype.
A technology to manage risk that was originally developed at Granmar shrimp farm in Ecuador in the early 1980’s to overcome seasonality issues with wild seed and make sure that any problems are caught early on in culture so that remedial action could be taken accordingly and losses minimized is now being implemented in an advanced RAS system in the US.
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.