Friday, October 23, 2015
Aquaculture raceway system for growing shrimp and tilapia.
In July 2011, Dr. David Brune and some of his students at Missouri University’s Bradford Research Farm began building a greenhouse/raceway system for growing marine shrimp year-round in Missouri. Before joining the staff at Missouri University, Brune worked at Clemson University in South Carolina, where he developed a, partitioned aquaculture system for growing shrimp and tilapia. He has designed a similar system for central Missouri. It’s on one-fifteenth of an acre, and he thinks it will produce around 2,500 pounds of shrimp in the next six months. He wants to prove it’s possible to use sustainable technology to farm shrimp profitably in Missouri.