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January 25, 2014

United States

Iowa—Video—Northern Iowa Shrimp


This two-and-a-half-minute video shows the interior of Matt Weichers’s, 40-tank shrimp farm, Northern Iowa Shrimp.  Weichers grows Penaeus vannamei and sells them for $20 a pound.  He says, “We actually laid out the pros and the cons of each type of business.  This was just one of those on the list, and it just happened to outweigh with the pros than the cons.”


Northern Iowa Shrimp customer Eric Dowell said being able to purchase fresh shrimp locally has changed the way he will buy his seafood.  “The freshness definitely comes through,” Dowell said.  “There is a big difference between having the fresh shrimp from the shrimp farm as opposed to the frozen shrimp you get from the grocery store.”


Information: Matt and Jennifer Weichers, Northern Iowa Shrimp, 1119 West 12th Street, Cedar Falls, Iowa 50613, USA (phone 1-319-553-5506).


Source: The Circuit.  Cedar Falls Now Home to Shrimp Farm.  January 24, 2014.

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