Shrimp producer files patent for unique new seafood farming system

Published on
December 19, 2016

Tech-savvy shrimp producer NaturalShrimp Incorporated has filed a follow-on patent with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office regarding its Recirculating Aquaculture System and Treatment Method for Aquatic Species, which allows for shrimp* rearing, free of antibiotics, in an indoor saltwater facility.

The technology in question is already patent-pending and has been issued alongside NaturalShrimp’s technology partner, F&T Water Solutions, explained the company in a news release. This follow-on patent supersedes and enhances the provisions laid out in the original patent filed in November 2015.

The patent includes the base process employed by NaturalShrimp to grow shrimp without the use of chemicals or antibiotics; it also covers “any additional species of aquaculture which may be produced in the future and allows the company to work towards its goal of creating facilities that have a ‘zero footprint’ on the surrounding environments,” the company said.

"We continue to improve our technology and processes to grow commercial quantities of shrimp in a land-based environment. We anticipate additional enhancements in the near future from our previously announced agreements," added NaturalShrimp President Gerald Easterling. "We expect to announce deployment of the prototype system based on this patent in the next few weeks at our La Coste facility."


*Shrimp is the species being highlighted during Day 8 of SeafoodSource’s “12 Days of Seafood” campaign. Find below more relevant news and resources regarding shrimp:

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