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January 19, 2015

United States

Alabama—Video—Dickie Odom’s Shrimp Farm


This half-hour video contains a four-and-a-half minute segment on Dickie Odom’s shrimp farm in Boligee, Alabama.  In the video—from minute 3:30 to 8:00—Odom talks about how he grows marine shrimp in low-salinity shrimp ponds in central Alabama, more than a hundred miles inland from the Gulf Coast.  Odom has been farming shrimp since 1999.  He buys his postlarvae from a hatchery in Florida and then stocks them in a greenhouse nursery to give them a chance to adjust to the low salinity in his ponds.  He stocks PL-15s and harvests them after a five-month growout period.  When Odom harvests his ponds, customers come from all over Alabama and other states, causing traffic jams on the road leading to his farm.


Source: YouTube.  Simply Southern Show 102 Shrimp.  January 16, 2015.

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