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Guolian Aquatic Looking at Shrimp Farming
Opportunities in the USA

 

Zhanjiang Guolian Aquatic Products continues to look for shrimp farming opportunities in the United States.  Jeff Sedacca, president of Guolian’s USA division, Sunnyvale Seafood, in Union City, California, said, “We are going to do it; we are looking at opportunities.  We are looking nationally.  Florida is where we started looking, but we are now looking nationally.”

 

The company is looking at getting involved with some projects this year and is looking at both “fish and shrimp in the USA, including possibly indoor, RAS [recirculating aquaculture system] shrimp,” said Sedacca.  Guolian could look at starting up something from scratch, or at “operations that are already functional, but need financing and marketing to expand.”

 

To meet the demand for high-end, live shrimp, Guolian is rapidly expanding its RAS farm in China.  The company, which is also eyeing acquisitions in Asia and Latin America, is planning on producing 20,000 metric tons of shrimp from the RAS system it established in 2016.  “That’s for the domestic market, but it is technology that we can bring to other places, including the USA.  It’s on a big scale,” said Sedacca.

 

At its farm in China, Guolian plans to harvest 10,000 metric tons of shrimp in 2018 and 20,000 tons in 2019/2020, when a “newly confirmed expansion project comes online,” said Sedacca.  “We recently acquired additional land for expanding the RAS facilities.  As the original facilities are completed, and during the production ramp up, the new facilities construction will begin.”

 

   
  Zhanjiang Guolian Aquatic Products’ giant land-based shrimp farm on Nanshan Island, Zhanjiang, China.  

 

Information: Jeff Sedacca, Sunnyvale Seafood, 2910 Faber Street, Union City, California 94587, USA (Phone 1-510-477-0008, Fax 1-510-972-6148, Email info@sunnyvaleseafood.com, Webpage http://www.sunnyvaleseafood.com/sunnyvale-seafood).

 

Source: Undercurrent News [eight free news reads every month].  Editor, Tom Seaman (undercurrent@undercurrentnews.com).  China’s Guolian Looking Nationally at US Aquaculture Openings.  Tom Seaman.  June 28, 2017.