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January 14, 2016

United States

Florida—Fresh Shrimp USA


In the next three years, after a 15 million dollar investment, Fresh Shrimp USA, LLC, owned by Zegate, Inc., expects to produce six million pounds of head-on shrimp per year from its 40-acre site in Indiantown, Florida.  Zegate was founded in 2011 by Adrián García and Rafael Zelaya, a 28-year industry veteran.


Using lined ponds and biofloc technology, it has successfully harvested its second crop from the first of six modules and started construction of a second module.  It expects to harvest 600,000 thousand pounds of 26-gram shrimp in 2016.  Each production module covers 3.5 acres.  Stocking densities, growth and survival levels have all surpassed expectations.


Zegate is also building a processing plant that will soon be able to service shrimp and tilapia farmers in South Florida.  It is also in the process of reviewing joint ventures with other producers.


Information:  Rafael Zelaya, Zegate, Inc., 21125 SW Farm Road, Indiantown, Florida 34956, USA (phone 1-772-324-5290, email, webpage


Source: Email to Shrimp News International.  Subject: Zegate Group.  From: Rafael Zelaya.  January 13, 2016.

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