Shrimp Ponds in the Nevada Desert

Local shrimp is a passion in Fernandina Beach and the shrimp raised on farms is a thorn in the side of our local shrimping industry.

Shrimp Ponds in the Nevada DesertLocal shrimp is a passion in Fernandina Beach and the shrimp raised on farms is a thorn in the side of our local shrimping industry. I recently learned that Las Vegas is now advertising Local Shrimp. No, it is not our fat and tasty Fernandina shrimp, these are shrimp harvested in ponds in the Nevada desert.

Zak Stone, editor of The Daily GOOD published A Food Desert? Locally Grown Shrimp Arrive in Las Vegas.

While their harvest of fresh shrimp won’t likely impact our local industry, it does provide domestic alternatives to foreign options. Blue Oasis Pure Shrimp explains what we already know, “Fresh is always better than frozen.”

Claiming their organic shrimp won’t damage the environment with shrimp nets destroying aquatic plants and they won’t be faced with by-catch issues; this new shrimp farm is an indoor facility and will reclaim nearly 100% of their water usage.

While sustainability and enviromental conservation is high on our priority lists; I can’t help but wonder how it tastes?

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