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
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 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
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)
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)
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)
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
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