Conferencia Peces Nativos Latin American Conference on Culture of Native Fish

Shrimp in the Desert

If you are in Las Vegas at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, you might not think you would be able to get locally raised seafood in the middle of the desert, but you would be wrong.

Blue Oasis Pure Shrimp is an aquaculture shrimp farm in Nevada providing shrimp to restaurant of Las Vegas for their highly popular all-you-can-eat shrimp specials.

Blue Oasis operates 30 miles outside the strip with a goal to preserve the world’s oceans and marine life by avoiding overfishing while still supplying the shrimp to meet the demand.

The sustainable and eco-friendly system provides an efficient way to harvest the shrimp without smaller fish being accidentally caught along with the shrimp in the oceans. Those fish are often killed on the deck of the shrimping vessel, and then thrown overboard. About 7 million pounds of fish are tossed back each year.

These new technologies eliminate those threats to the ecosystem altogether. With low energy lighting solutions and reduced emissions from transport, desert-raise shrimp could be the way of the future.

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