09 Aug '11, 9pm

Aquaculture Farm to Grow 500,000 Lbs of Shrimp in Shipping Containers ... In the Mohave Desert

Aquaculture Farm to Grow 500,000 Lbs of Shrimp in Shipping Containers ... In the Mohave Desert

Photo: Snowpea & bokchoi via Flickr/CC BY In order to help meet Las Vegas vacationers' voracious demand for shrimp in a more 'sustainable' manner, one company has set up an elaborate aquaculture farm to raise shrimp in shipping containers in the middle of the Mohave desert. The company Blue Oasis Pure Shrimp is harvesting a half million pounds of shrimp annually from its intriguing operation. The AP reports : In an arid field of Joshua trees and desert brush 30 miles from the Las Vegas Strip, an isolated farm is raising thousands of recently hatched shrimp in salt-water tanks filled from a nearby well.The artificial ponds splayed across a temperature-controlled room are expected to grow half a million pounds of shrimp a year, enough to fuel Las Vegas' insatiable all-you-can-eat-shrimp habit for about a week, according to some estimates. "One of the things that makes our te...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/files/2011/08/shrimp-farm-shipp...

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