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.
Well initially practiced in central drain shrimp maturation tanks where a circular current was introduced into a round tank and where solid fecal waste from shrimp tendered to accumulate in the center of the tanks whence siphoned out manually.
With intensification in grow-out automatic solid waste removal management becomes a more important part of maintaining quality husbandry conditions. Sludge (made up of shrimp wastes but also uneaten feed) build up has always been of concern.