Freshwater Shrimp: Improved Nursery Technology Project

Project Overview

Project Type: Farmer/Rancher
Funds awarded in 2006: $6,000.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2007
Region: North Central
State: Ohio
Project Coordinator:
Bob Calala
Calala's Water Haven


  • Animals: shellfish


  • Animal Production: housing
  • Soil Management: nutrient mineralization

    Proposal summary:

    The culture of freshwater shrimp (Macrobrachium rosenbergii) in temperate regions continues to expand to meet increased demand in local markets, leading to annual increases in production and numbers of farm enterprises. Our operation needs to develop innovative nursery techniques to produce larger quantities of juvenile shrimp in our existing indoor recalculating systems, to meet the increased seed stock needs of new farmers in our region.

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