Fish & Seafood

NSI Completes Successful Indoor Shrimp Aquaculture Trial in Japan

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Natural Shrimp, Inc. (NSI), a Dallas, Texas-headquartered biotechnology aquaculture company that specializes in seafood-focused commercially operational recirculating aquaculture systems (RAS), on April 18 announced completion a successful six-month trial of its patented Electrocoagulation (EC) and Hydrogas technologies in Japan.

One week after arriving in country it began operating the equipment at a Japanese shrimp research facility. The trial compared a tank treated by the EC and Hydrogas with a tank treated by a traditional biofilter. Throughout the trial, the EC effectively removed the ammonia from the water. In addition, the shrimp growth rate increased during the presence of Hydrogas when compared to the shrimp growth rate in the tank treated only by the biofilter.

Natural Shrimp personnel made three trips to Japan during the trial period and continued to actively participate in the process by remote access to the equipment between trips. After initial instruction from NSI tecnicians, the Japanese team was able to independently operate the EC and Hydrogas equipment on its own. Extensive testing of the system included, among other things, collecting data under varying conditions, different flow rates, ammonia levels and amperage levels. Based on results demonstrated during the trial, Natural Shrimp is looking to either create a joint venture, license or form a business combination in Japan.

“I very much enjoyed working with the team during the installation and operation of our equipment at the shrimp research facility,” said Tom Untermeyer, NSI’s chief technology officer. “The Japanese market is uniquely set up for our technology based on its current import conditions and a robust consumption of shrimp as a primary protein source. I am excited to see where this will lead us in the future with the hope of helping them and others develop successful shrimp production systems using our system.”

About Natural Shrimp
NSI is a publicly traded company with production facilities near San Antonio, Texas, and Webster City, Iowa. Its patented technology is utilized to grow shrimp indoors, without the use of antibiotics or toxic chemicals. Natural Shrimp systems can be located anywhere in the world to produce gourmet-grade Pacific white shrimp.