NaturalShrimp, Inc., the aquaculture company that developed and patented the first commercially-operational RAS for shrimp, and its majority-owned, technology subsidiary, Natural Aquatic Systems, announced with commercialization company Hydrenesis Inc. that they have signed a five-year agreement with barramundi producer Hanilu Farms to operate their Hydrogas water treatment system.
Hanilu Farms is an aquaculture farm in Cutler, Indiana that specializes in the farm raised barramundi market from nursery to grow out.
YouTube video: YSI aquaculture expert Darrin Honious talks with Leland Meador, owner/operator of Hanilu Farms
In a press release, NaturalShrimp said that Hanilu Farms came to them with the goal of reducing their mortality and feed rate while increasing grow out stock that have limited the full potential of indoor barramundi aquaculture to date.
"Hydrenesis offers solutions that are not only efficient and scalable, but also represent the first true solution to density obstacles facing this blooming industry" Hydrenesis website
"The barramundi industry has been one of the major targets for Hydrenesis and Natural Aquatic Systems for this proof of concept work. This new agreement with Hanilu Farms provides another milestone in testing our platform to achieve a more efficient treatment solution for indoor Barramundi", the statement reads.
Gerald Easterling, President of NaturalShrimp, commented: “We continue to expand our aquaculture capabilities after our initial focus of bringing shrimp to market, and with this additional agreement, we are poised to expand our capabilities to indoor farm raised barramundi as well.”
Leland Meador, CEO of Hanilu Farms, stated: “The Hydrogas technology has proven effective in both my nursery and grow out tanks in terms of survivability and feed conversion rates.”
Peter Letizia, CEO of F&T Water Solutions, added: “Hanilu Farms demonstrates the effectiveness in indoor aquaculture of our industry leading Hydrogas® technology as compared to the standard bioremediation water exchange treatments.”
Luke Timmons, COO of Hydrenesis, said: “We are very happy to expand our capabilities to Barramundi with our latest endeavors at Hanilu Farms. We have a great partner in Leland Meador and we look forward to the opportunities that we are pioneering with Natural Aquatic Systems and Hydrogas Technology.”
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