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Texas—Video—Bowers Shrimp Farm

   

 

 

 

Bowers Shrimp Farm is the oldest (1989), largest (440 acres of ponds), most successful (2.2 million pounds of whole shrimp a year) shrimp farm in the United States.  This seven-minute, high-definition video shows shots of the farm, while Reed Bowers, owner of the farm, talks about the farm and answers the following questions:

 

 

 

What does a shrimp farmer do?

Why did you choose shrimp?

Do you have any kids that show interest in shrimp farming?

How many farms to you have?

How much shrimp does each pond grow?

What is a common misconception about farm raised shrimp?

Have you faced any big struggles in this industry?

What is the most satisfying part of your job?

What time does your day start?

Is shrimp farming a 24-hour business?

Have you taken any steps to make your farm more environmentally friendly?

Do you plan on retiring one day?

Was there a moment in your life when you realized “You Made It”?

What is your favorite memory so far in your work life?

Who is the most influential person in your life?

 

Source: YouTube.  Bowers Shrimp Farm/Part 1/This is Reed Bowers.  July 7, 2017.