Shrimp from Las Vegas farm available soon

By

SeafoodSource staff

Published on
December 19, 2011

Las Vegans will soon be able to buy homegrown shrimp at their neighborhood markets.

Yes, homegrown - North Las Vegas, to be exact.

Blue Oasis Shrimp Farm, owned by Ganix Bio-Technologies, in July celebrated the grand opening of its 30,000-square-foot, USD 5 million operation miles north of the Strip. The shrimp in the farm's zero-discharge, closed-containment ponds were pint-sized then, nowhere close to consumption. The facility is expected to produce 462,177 pounds of shrimp annually at full production.

The first batch was harvested in early November, and over the last month the company has been reaching out to restaurants and grocery stores to get the product in front of consumers.

Larry’s Great Western Meats was the first market to sign on two weeks ago. Eight local Albertsons stores are expected to begin selling the fresh shrimp within the next two weeks, Ganix Chief Executive Officer Shere Andersen said.

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