South Dakota harbours new shrimp production site

Hatchery International Staff
March 06, 2019
By Hatchery International Staff
The trū Shrimp company is planning to build its first shrimp production facility in Madison, South Dakota, USA. trū Shrimp’s advanced technology is designed to raise shrimp in a near natural and disease-free environment.

Construction is expected to break ground this summer in Madison’s Lakeview Industrial Park, with the exact timeline pending the completion of permitting and financing.  

“We are excited to be working with the City of Madison and the Lake Area Improvement Corporation in bringing safe and sustainable shrimp to the U.S., consumer,” says Michael Ziebell, trū Shrimp’s president and CEO.

“The growing aquaculture industry, led by trū Shrimp, is not only a great fit for Madison, but also a natural fit for our state’s agricultural heritage,” says South Dakota Governor, Dennis Daugaard.

trū Shrimp’s technology changes the way shrimp are raised, free of chemicals and antibiotics, the company says. It calls its facilities “Harbors” to reflect these new processes and says this new approach will revolutionize the way seafood companies meet the demands of their customers. trū Shrimp says its processes enable shrimp to grow in shallow water that is cleaned and reused.

Luverne, Minnesota, was previously identified as the site for trū Shrimp’s first Harbor. However, there are open items related to the Luverne site that need to be addressed before Trū Shrimp can proceed. “It is a matter of timing,” says Ziebell, “our timeline for capital financing and construction in 2019 does not allow adequate time to resolve the items in Luverne. Locating the first Harbor in Madison not only meets the critical components of our business model, but our timeline as well.”

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