New Shrimp Farming Guide Released In Wake Of BP Gulf Oil Tragedy

As the shrimping industry tries to come to terms with the recent environmental disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, one long-time resident has released a guide that shows how to meet some of the demand for shrimp, not just in the U.S., but world-wide.

Online PR News – 03-August-2010 – – The $20 billion shrimping industry has suffered a major blow in the wake of the BP oil spill, with shrimp prices now on the rise, and the shrimp supply diminished.

That's why JT Abney, whose family are long time residents of Louisiana and Mississippi, has prepared an exhaustively researched, step by step shrimp farming guide to help people whose livelihoods have been affected by the BP spill discover the profitable world of aquaculture.

The guide, available at, explains in detail how people can get started with their own shrimp farming business and how they can make a six figure annual income from shrimp farming.

"As a Gulf Coast resident and someone who's family has a long history in south Louisiana and Texas, I felt compelled to create something positive in the midst of an ongoing crisis," Abney explained. "There are a lot of resources, including people, that have been forced into an indefinite holding pattern and it's a shame. One of my hopes is that this guide will serve to shine the light on some new opportunities to use some of those resources to move into shrimp farming and other forms of aquaculture. It's an exploding industry with enormous potential."

The guide covers such details as how to harvest and package shrimp, how to keep shrimp healthy, how to test water quality and maintain it, the difference between raising saltwater and freshwater shrimp, startup costs, what types of permits and licenses are needed, who to align yourself with to get your product to market, and much more. It is not just limited to United States production, however. These methods can be used anyplace and there is even an extensive International Directory of Shrimp Farming and Aquaculture suppliers and contacts included.

"When I saw the devastating effects that the oil spill was having on the shrimping industry, I immediately went online and started researching information on shrimp farming. I was really shocked when I found next to nothing on the internet that would help a person build their own shrimp farm from scratch and create a profitable, sustainable business. This guide will show anyone willing to put in the time and effort, how to do exactly that," Abney explained.

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