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Isle-raised shrimp stock farms globally and fill woks locally

By Joan Namkoong

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, May 09, 2012

~~<p>Hawaii has long been at the forefront of shrimp farming, having done extensive research and trials over the last several decades. Shrimp farms here have succeeded and failed for a variety of reasons, but many continue to provide stock for shrimp farmers around the world and to produce fresh shrimp.</p>
<p>Kauai Shrimp are produced at Kekaha on the dry, sunny western side of Kauai. Farmed in ponds, the shrimp are fed a soybean-based feed augmented with fish and squid so the shrimp can smell their food. The ponds are also home to natural algae and plankton that are part of the shrimp's diet. It's a system that insures a balanced diet for the shrimp and that ponds are maintained in an environmentally responsible way.</p>
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Hawaii has long been at the forefront of shrimp farming, having done extensive research and trials over the last several decades. Shrimp farms here have succeeded and failed for a variety of reasons, but many continue to provide stock for shrimp farmers around the world and to produce fresh shrimp.

Kauai Shrimp are produced at Kekaha on the dry, sunny western side of Kauai. Farmed in ponds, the shrimp are fed a soybean-based feed augmented with fish and squid so the shrimp can smell their food. The ponds are also home to natural algae and plankton that are part of the shrimp's diet. It's a system that insures a balanced diet for the shrimp and that ponds are maintained in an environmentally responsible way. Login for more...



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