This rubber liner is 8 years old, AND IT IS STILL SHRINKING! The roof on this tank suffered damage from the recent hurricane, and it has been empty for 2 months. Now the roof has been fixed, but as you can see the liner has shrunken again. Over the years we have had to relax it several times, now there is no more extra liner left, so it will have to be replaced...Never use EPDM...you will regret it.
Robin Pearl Chief Shrimper at AMI and API
The New Shrimp List is created to replace the Yahoo group shrimp list that has been deprecated by Yahoo. This new site will allow anyone interested in the shrimp industry to post, question, search, blog, etc. etc. the new site offers much more flexibility and in time should serve as an extensive knowledge base for anyone who wants to learn more about the shrimp industry.
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They are expecting at least 3,000 attendees at the World Aquaculture Society.meeting this week. Great to see so many old friends and meet so many new ones.
While the aquaculture industry seeks to become more and more efficient and productive...thus seeks to become more like factory style farming, traditional land based farming is trying to move away from the industrial model. Just like the adoption of cel phone technology and bypassing the wired phones in developing countries, maybe we as aquaculturists should not look at becoming more industrial, instead go directly to something better. Interesting podcast with Will Harris and Joe Rogan.
For as long as I can remember, the shrimp industry has been trying to find ways to automate the deheading and peeling and deveining of shrimp.
Well, the wait is over. We have been working with a company called NovaTech on their new ShrimpWorks platform. Basically a processing machine that automatically dehead, and deveined, then peels our Sun Shrimp.
Always the subject to much rumor and intrigue, after 2 years of intense development, the machine is now ready for commercial use.
We have been using the ShrimpWorks system daily for the past 6 months, and recently installed a third line. The final product looks amazing, and the fact that the shrimp tail does not have to be "butchered" in order to clean it allows the shrimp tail to stay whole. Truly a ground breaking product that should help our industry move away from the intense processing labor currently required.
A cleaner, more efficient and better looking shrimp, we have been marketing our cleaned Sun Shrimp for the past three months and the results and feedback have been overwhelmingly positive.
This weekend we are installing our third line at our facility and we have actually removed our manual deheading table to make more room.
Highly recommend that anyone who processes shrimp take a look at this system. For us it is a game changer!
I have set a goal for my company to grow Sun Shrimp with zero impact on the oceans in the next three years.
The way I see it, more and more pressure on the oceans, will cause more and more concerns and we as shrimp aquaculturists can offer a much better solution to humanity.
We already know that we can grow shrimp away from the oceans. Ras and biofloc systems significantly reduce the need for water, which can be recycled. Our number one challenge is to find new and better ways to produce feed that is simply not dependent on the oceans. We need to find a way to recycle all our wastes and turn them into fishmeal for other aqua-culture crops. Kind of like using shrimp heads and shells to help make fish feed and using salmon or tilapia waste as meal for shrimp feed.
We need to find a way to harness new protein sources, insects, algea, and many others. We need to make sure that whatever we produce is going to be clean, wholesome and taste like real shrimp.
It will likely be much harder to become ocean independent for maturation, but that amount of feed represents only a very small amount compared to the feeds used for grow out.
In short, I am challenging all our suppliers to come up with solutions that can help us reach this goal in the next three years. Having a genetics company onsite will help us select the best performing shrimp for these "new" ocean less diets.
We as an industry have an enormous opportunity to differentiate aqua-cultured shrimp as THE sustainable and THE goto seafood protein for the future. Lets not waste this opportunity. Instead of competing on low prices,.let's make shrimp the most preferred and wanted seafood and market our shrimp accordingly. There is huge potential and all.of us can prosper.
Looking for more info and actual user experience on the new Xpertsea sampling tray with mobile phone image processing.
There is a new functionality I want to make all members aware of on this shrimp list. Now you can direct message individual members on this list. Look at the top right corner and you will now find a message icon. Simply click it to send a message to anyone on this list.
It used to be preferable to have feed pellets with a long stability under water, especially if you only feed a couple of times per day, but with new auto feeding systems that feed at much greater frequency, or on demand like the acoustic feeders what would be the ideal stability time? My thought is that if you feed every 10 to 15 minutes, you would want a pellet that lasts that long and no more...? Interested to get some thoughts on this.
We working on expanding our facilities and wondering if anyone has any clever ideas how to design a single harvest sump that will be used to harvest 8 raceways with about 1000m3 water and about 5,000 KG of 25 to 30 gram shrimp. The harvest pipe will be about 18 inches below the lowest point of the raceway and will likely be 12 inches in diameter. Our plan is to have this pipe drain into a sump where the shrimp harvest (aqualife BP60 - 6") http://www.aqualifeproducts.com/pumps.html pump will be placed, and there will be another pump that will drain the harvest sump, as our farm is flat and the harvest sump will be under the actual water table.The sump will be around 3 to 4 meter in long, about 2 meters wide and about 3 meters deep. It will be made out of concrete.
Key issues are the screens used to separate the shrimp from the water pump and ensure the shrimp are quickly guided into the harvest pump suction line. While most if this is common sense, we have had issues with a huge amount of molt clogging the drain screens and I am sure someone out there has encountered the same issue and perhaps has some clever suggestions. Thanks!