Monday, August 2, 2010

Lauren Farms featured as "Picture of the Week" on FishWise!

Lauren Farms is honored to be the picture of the week on the FishWise website! The image above is featured with the following message:
This week’s photo comes from one of our producer partners, Lauren Farms. They specialize in the culture of freshwater prawns (Macrobrachium rosenbergii) and catfish (Ictalurus punctatus) from egg to harvest at their 14 acre farm in Mississippi. They are at the forefront of the industry employing a contained aquaculture system that minimizes escapes, disease and pollution. Their sustainable farming practices have earned them a green 'Best Choice' ranking according to criteria developed by the Monterey Bay Aquarium. Keep up the great work, Lauren Farms!
Thanks again for the recognition and support, FishWise!

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  2. Now there is a good looking little beastie! You know, there is a lot of interest in freshwater shrimp farming here in the Ohio Valley. My local big box grocery had some Thailand farmed shrimp going for $14.99 a pound so it's a profitable side business for our farmers. Steve Frost has a great site for those wanting to get started.