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April 28, 2016

United States

California—Shrimp News' Third Retirement Letter

 

I’ve had a great run writing about aquaculture and shrimp farming—40 years—and have now decided that its time for me to retire.  Effective immediately, Shrimp News International is no longer an active entity, although I will retain the name, mailing list, web address and the rights to the 13,000 news items and articles that I’ve written about aquaculture and shrimp farming.

 

I’ve already taken the webpage down!

 

This does not mean that I’m no longer interested in shrimp farming.  I plan to continue following the progress of the industry, and when I come across something that’s important, I’ll post it to The Shrimp List.  The easiest way to get on The Shrimp List is to send an email to “shrimp-subscribe@yahoogroups.com”.  That’s it.  Just put that address where you would normally put someone’s email address, send the email with nothing else in it, and you will begin receiving all the postings to the list.  To post a message to the list, send your email to “shrimp@yahoogroups.com”, and to unsubscribe, send your email to “shrimp-unsubscribe@yahoogroups.com”.

 

I wish all of you the very best of luck with your consulting, products, processing, marketing, hatcheries, farms, lives—and balance sheets!

 

Thanks for everything,

 

Bob Rosenberry

 

Thanks for the emails!

 

While I was running Shrimp News, I responded to virtually every email that arrived, but so many emails arrived yesterday and today about my retirement (over 350 and counting) that I just can’t respond to all of them.  Most of them were congratulations on a job well done, but there were also many questions about my health and the sale of Shrimp News’ assets.

 

First off, at 78 (in a few days), my health is excellent—no medications and no need to see a doctor.  Plus, I eat right, exercise an hour and a half every day and watch my weight.  I did not retire for medical reasons.

 

Second, I’m not sure what I’m going to do with the assets (the name, the webpage, the mailing list of approximately 10,000 registered readers and the database of 13,000 articles and reports that I’ve published over the last forty years.)  The database is organized across fifty or more variables—like date, country, feeds, disease, hatchery, growout, marketing, processing, history, research, organic, publications, lobsters, crabs, prawns and prices—so that I can instantly locate anything I’ve published in the last forty years.  I’m thinking about auctioning off everything to the highest bidder, so the new owner could continue with what I did and sell ads or subscriptions or both against it.

 

Source: Bob Rosenberry, Shrimp News International, April 28, 2016

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