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January 28, 2016


Shrimp Farm in the Sahara Desert


On a ten-hectare site in the Sahara Desert, Algeria’s Shrimp Cultivation Research Center has indoor and outdoor shrimp growout facilities and several research and office buildings.  The center can produce up to 100 tons of marine shrimp a year.


The facility was built in conjunction with the Korea International Cooperation Agency.  Construction began in 2011 and was completed in August 2015.  South Korean and Algerian experts began rearing shrimp at the center in October 2015 and produced 500 kilograms of shrimp using biofloc technology.  The farm uses an extensive underground water source with a salt concentration of four to five percent.


Source: 1. Yonhap News Agency.  S. Korea-Aided Sea Shrimp Farm Opens in Sahara Desert.  January 28, 2016.


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