NaturalShrimp moves ahead on indoor production facilities

Initial test results for re-engineered electrocoagulation system exceed expectations for projected cost savings and reliability.

May 31, 2018

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NaturalShrimp moves ahead on indoor production facilities

NaturalShrimp Inc., a global, eco-friendly producer of fresh, gourmet-grade Pacific White shrimp grown in technologically unique, indoor recirculating saltwater facilities, announced that it is installing an enhanced version of its patent-pending vibrio suppression technology system at its La Coste, Texas, production facility.

NaturalShrimp's vibrio suppression technology is designed to create higher sustainable shrimp population densities, consistent production, improved growth and survival rates and superior food conversion without the use of antibiotics, probiotics or toxic chemicals, according to the announcement.

Vibrio suppression technology works to exclude and suppress harmful organisms such as bacteria that can destroy shrimp crops produced with older closed-loop technologies.

NaturalShrimp chief technology officer Tom Untermeyer said, "The testing we conducted went very well; the electrocoagulation system developed with our strategic partner, F&T Water Solutions, which is headquartered in Largo, Fla., exceeded technical specs with a greater flow rate and less power consumption, therefore reducing overall projected operating costs."

Untermeyer added, "It has been a pleasure to work with the professionals at F&T. The redesigned system was shipped to our La Coste facility and arrived on May 14. It is scheduled to be fully operational by May 31, and we expect to load production tanks with 10-day-old post-larvae shrimp (PL10s) for a 24-week cultivation cycle test starting in early June. This is the third and final 'wet test' scheduled before we ramp up production and launch a full-scale rollout. The first two tests were highly successful, and we expect this one will be even more so."

NaturalShrimp is a publicly traded agro-tech company headquartered in Dallas, Texas, with production facilities located near San Antonio, Texas. The company has developed and tested the first commercially viable system for growing shrimp indoors using patent-pending, proprietary technologies that produce fresh, never-frozen, naturally grown shrimp without the use of antibiotics or toxic chemicals.

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