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INDOOR SHRIMP FARMING: A NEW MARKET?

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Russ Allen breeds and grows thousands of shrimp in a barn in his backyard. The entire process is contained. There's no water coming in or going out, and there's no waste leaving his farm. (Photo by Corbin Sullivan)

Recently, shrimp surpassed tuna as the most-consumed seafood in the United States. Most of the shrimp Americans eat is produced in Southeast Asia, India, Mexico and Brazil. Russ Allen wants to change that. He's opened one of the world's few indoor shrimp farms in the Midwest. Allen says his operation meets an obvious market demand, is good for the environment, and presents a new economic opportunity for the country. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Erin Toner reports:

Aquaculture Certification Council

An article about shrimp farming

More information on shrimp farming

Producer: Erin Toner
Release Date: January 2, 2006
Running Time: 4:01

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