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NaturalShrimp completes first delivery to Gulf Seafood

November 29, 2021  By Nestor Arellano


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NaturalShrimp, Inc. reported that it has made good with its first delivery to live shrimp to Gulf Seafood Inc. (GSI). The delivery is part of a commitment to provide 25,000 pounds of shrimp to the Florida-based company with distributes shrimp throughout North America.

NaturalShrimp is a biotechnology aquaculture company that has developed commercially operational recirculating aquaculture system (RAS) for raising shrimp. In October this year, the company signed a contract for three-month trial to deliver 25,000 pounds of live shrimp the GSI.

The deliveries were made to customers in several major cities and transported using GSI’s proven waterless packaging method of keeping shrimp alive during shipping without the need for adding water to the package, according to NaturalShrimp.

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NaturalShrimp also announced the successful development of an industry-leading packaging facility at NaturalShrimp’s Webster City, Iowa facility with Gulf Seafood assisting in the procurement of materials, setup including necessary equipment, logistical support, staff training and packaging necessary for shipment of live shrimp.

“The first deliveries of live shrimp are a key milestone in the commercialization of our land-based gourmet-grade shrimp,” said Gerald Easterling, chief executive officer of NaturalShrimp. “… These deliveries are also validation of NaturalShrimp’s patented RAS technology that can produce the highest grade of land-based Pacific white shrimp without the use of antibiotics, probiotics or toxic chemicals at scale and doing so in a socially responsible and environmentally friendly manner. ”

The development of an industry-leading packaging facility at our Webster City, Iowa facility is also an important marker in NaturalShrimp’s partnership with Gulf Seafood, said William Delgado, chief financial officer of NaturalShrimp. “After Thanksgiving, our goal is to duplicate this proven system and establish commercial distribution from our facility at La Coste, Texas that will allow an even greater geographic footprint for our live shrimp.”


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