New shrimp water treatment systems to speed up production
By Aquaculture North America StaffFeatures Shellfish aquaculture dallas hatchery lacoste natural shrimp pacific white shrimp san antonio shrimp shrimp news shrimp producer texas
Dallas, Texas-based aquaculture company NaturalShrimp’s order for two additional EC shrimp water treatment systems have arrived at its Lacoste, Texas facility, near San Antonio, the company announced on Thursday.
NaturalShrimp aims to provide a fully mature, all-natural, antibiotic and hormone-free Pacific white shrimp (Litopenaeus vannamei), which are eventually sold to high-end restaurants and stores.
The new equipment will accelerate full production at the Texas facility, allowing NaturalShrimp to add additional harvests to their present capability, the company said in a release. By the end of April, NaturalShrimp is scheduled to have stocked two new production tanks of shrimp in its system and additional shrimp stocks are projected to be added monthly.
“There is a huge consumer demand for our product,” said chief executive officer Bill G. Williams. “This expansion will allow NaturalShrimp to significantly increase the amount of fresh shrimp we can produce.”
NaturalShrimp and waste water treatment company F&T Water Solutions developed the Vibrio Suppression Technology (VST) system – the first commercially viable system for growing shrimp in enclosed, salt water systems – using electrocoagulation filtration technology to remove ammonia without the use of antibiotics or toxic chemicals.
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