Smart shrimp farming

We developed a shrimp smart aquaculture with almost zero environmental impact with digitized management system, with very accurate harvesting and therefore with a greater than traditional tropical countries(*) techniques economic result
* from where comes almost totally shrimps consumed in the EU

smart aquaculture

Technology Developer: Dr. Roberto Rabiti

DINAQUA Project Manager, Recirculating Acquaculture Solutions Expert

He has been involved in the construction of aquaculture farms in Italy and in the various countries in the Mediterranean and around the world since 1972. A list of the species for which he had designed and built aquaculture farms includes shrimp, lobster, eel, sea bass, mullet, white bream, perch, pike, tilapia and many others.

In 2003 – 2005 he directed the survey on the current state of fishing and aquaculture sector in Tuscany, where he played a main role in the training course for regional aquaculture technicians as an expert in RAS technics. A few years later he participated in integrated planning for the development of aquaculture in the Sardinia region.

Some countries where he has carried out consultancy at an international and government level: Japan, Philippines, Cuba, Senegal, Santo Domingo, Ghana, Chile, Brazil, Algeria, Tunisia.


the species

The great advantage of DINAQUA’s smart shrimp farming is its polyvalence factor, that is the possibility to choose the species to farm, ensuring the shortest ever cash-flow out during the launch stage, for the older stages instead – creating a possibility to respond the eminent market evolution in the future

Mazzancolle tropicali - White leg shrimp

Whiteleg shrimp

Shrimps got their origins from the Eastern Pacific Ocean, then reproduced for the first time in aquaculture in 1973 in Florida, known also as Pacific white shrimp or King prawn. It is one of the most farmed prawns in the world, thanks to its natural resistance to disease

Penaeus vannamei (PNV)

Gambero gigante indopacifico - Giant tiger prawn

Giant tiger prawn

Giant tiger prawn is the biggest one among those commonly commercialized. The carapace and abdomen are transversely banded with alternative dark and light colors, from that fact its name derives

Penaeus monodon (GIT)

Mazzancolle - Kuruma prawn

Kuruma prawn

They live in the western Indo-Pacific seas, but have reached also the Mediterranean Sea as an allochthonous species, where they have become the object of trawling, especially in Italy, considered often indigenous erroneously

Penaeus japonicus (KUP)

the advantages

More than hectare of filtration surface for each farming module

We improved well-known Japanese Shigueno method applied to the Mediterranean climatic conditions for better water thermostating, so we managed to combine the farming technology with a specific management model and marketing strategy to achieve better economic results with even less negative environmental impacts

The 2-step filtration system guarantees the success of DINAQUA smart shrimp farming: the draining bottom (1), followed by the biological percolation filter (2), with its three-in-one functioning: it filters the water, facilitates oxygenation process but also makes a kind of heat exchanger

Balances the consumption of resources

With the application of AI the management model is constantly improved. The technology itself follows the objectives of the EU directive FarmToFork and reduces both energy consumption and CO2 emissions compared to the frozen product supply chain

Reduces water needs thanks to the constant recirculation

In the DINAQUA smart shrimp farming system the waters are not only continuously recycled, but each module is also completely autonomous during the farming cicle, therefore with only 1 complete replacement of the waters in a month with an intense sanitary control including the quality of the released waters

Respects the animal's biological cycle

Smart farming means also being able to use the animal's natural immunity, creating an optimal and controlled healthy farming conditions, completely excluding any use of antibiotics as a result, preventing an anoxic degradation thanks to constant oxidation in the farming circuits

Improves payback period parameter

Thanks to its modularity and being assembled in few month, accompanied by the smart choice of species, every shrimp farm build by DINAQUA has a lower financing threshold for the initial scale, but also provides payback period decidedly shorter than the traditional one

the oysters

According to IMTA model applied to our smart shrimp farming know-how we grow bivalves: oysters, mussels, scallops, etc using their capacity as bioremediators in the same circuits as the primary species to manage better the bacterial component and the organic particulate, producing biomass of high commercial value with mostly insignificant costs


Lorenzo Di Fazio, Co-fondatore SeaFarm

We've found immediately great support from the DINAQUA team and we've been instructed to hold local and regional authoritie's meetings to present our business idea, and to interact successfully with landowners also, so my experience is extremely positive

Lorenzo Di Fazio, Co-foonder of SeaFarm, Pescara, Italy

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