A local shrimp growing project is generating income for farmers far from the ocean

A local shrimp growing project is generating income for farmers far from the ocean


THANKS TO WORK AT THE UNIVERSITY
OF NEW HAMPSHIRE, THEY CAN
>>THIS IS EVERY THIRD YEAR IN A
ROW WE HAVE BEEN GROWING SHRIMP. ANTHONY: IF JUMB SHRIMP IS THE
CLASSIC OXYMORON, MIDWESTERN
SHRIMP CAN’T BE FOR BEHIND. BUT UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAMPSHIRE
SCIENTIST MICHAEL CHAMBERS IS
DEVELOPING THEM TO AQUACULTURE
SYSTEM THAT WILL GRO SHARE —
GROW SHRIMP ANYWHERE.>>THEY GROW 1.5 GRAMS PER WEEK. WE CAN TAKE THIS TINY SHRIMP AND
IN FOUR MONTHS, HAVE IT ABOUT 20
GRAMS, WHICH YOU CAN TAKE TO
MARKET. ANTHONY: THE SECRET IS IN THIS
BROWN WATER KNOWN AS BIOFLOC.>>IT IS BROWN, LIVING WATER. ANTHON IT PROVIDES
PROTEIN-RICH NUTRIENTS ON WHICH
THE SHRIMP FEED AND ALSO
RECYCLES THEIR WASTE. WHAT WE LOOK FOR IS THE BROWN
DIGESTIVE TRACT. THAT SHOWS US THEY ARE EATING
WELL. IT IS FULL. WE ARE OPTIMIZING THEIR GROWTH
RATES. ANTHONY: CHAMBERS SEES THIS AS A
VIABLE CROP FOR FISHERMEN DURING
ALL SEASONS, AND FOR FARMERS
ANYWHERE IN THE COUNTRY. ALREADY IT IS USED BY SCORES OF
FARMERS IN THE MIDWEST. THESE ARE MOSTLY SMALL
SWIMMING POOLS IN THEIR BASEMENT
WERE BORN. — BASEMENT WERE BARN,
GENERATING $40,000 TO $60,000
INCOME. ANTHONY: CHAMBERS AND HIS TEAM
HELP STARTUPS WITH TANK DESIGN
AND BIOFLOC COMPOSITION. CHAMBERS SAYS THE SHRIMP ARE FAR
SUPERIOR TO THE FROZEN VARIETY
MOST OF US ARE ACCUSTOMED TO.>>THE PROCESS SHRIMP DOES NOT
HAVE AS MUCH FLAVOR, TASTE
WATERED DOWN. THESE DON’T. IT IS A RICHER, DEEPER FLAVOR. ANTHON A BETTER UNDERSTANDING
OF BRIDG IS THE GOAL OF
ANOTHER UNIVERSITY OF NEW
HAMPSHIRE PROJECT KNOWN AS THE
LIVING BRIDGE. THE RECENTLY BUILT MEMORIAL
BRIDGE CONNECTING PORTSMOUTH AND
KITTERY IS OUTFITTED WITH A
VARIETY OF SOPHISTICATED
SENSORS. AARO BELL IS A UNH ENGINEERING
PROFESSOR.>>W DEVELOPED THIS IDEA OF THE
LIVING BRIDGE, A BRIDGE THAT HAS
TO JUST THREE AND ACCESS,
COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT, CAN DO
MORE THAN GET YOU FROM A TO B. CAN EDUCATE YOU, SURE YOU ABOUT
RENEWABLE ENERGY AND POWER AND
ALSO ADVANCED BRIDGE DESIGN. ANTHON SENSORS ON THE BRIDGE
MONITORS STRESS, LOADS, TRAFFIC,
ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS LIKE WIND
AND HUMIDITY. THERE IS PLENTY OF GOOD DATA,
ESPECIALLY FROM THE VERTICAL
LIFT.>>BECAUSE THI LIFTS SO OFTEN,
WE GET WHAT WOULD BE AKIN TO A
STRE TEST EVERY HALF AN HOUR
ALL SUMMER LONG. SO I GET A NICE, B IMPACT AND
I CAN WATCH HOW THE BRIDGE
RESPONSE AND WE CAN USE THAT TO
CHARACTERIZE ITS PERFORMANCE. ANTHONY: THE INFORMATION HELPS
VERIFY AND REFINE COMPUTER
MODELING AND WILL INFLUENCE
FUTURE BRIDGE DESIGN. BELOW THE BRIDGE IS A PLATFORM
THAT GATHERS DATA ON THE ESTUARY
, LIKE SOLIDITY, TEMPERATURE,
AND TURBIDITY OF THE WATER. IT ALSO HAS A TURBINE TESTING
THE VIABILITY OF USING TIDAL
CURRENTS TO GENERATE
ELECTRICITY. IA IS A GRADUATE STUDENT
FINISHING HIS THESE THIS.>>WE ARE LEARNING ABOUT, HOW
CAN WE DO PLAY TIDAL TURBINES AT
BRIDGES? IN THE FUTURE POSSIBLY SOMEONE
WILL DESIGN A BRIDGE WITH TIDAL
TURBINES BUILT INTO I AND THAT
IS WHEN YOU COULD POTENTIALLY
MAKE A LOT OF ENERGY. ANTHON THE DATA IS USED IN
UNDERGRADUATE AND GRADUAT
CLASSES AT UNH AND AS A TEACHING
TOOL IN LOCAL MIDDLE AND HIGH
SCHOOLS. ER BELL BELIEVES THE LIVING
BRIDGE CAN MAKE CONNECTIONS
BEYOND JOINING NEW HAMPSHIRE AND
MAINE.>>THAT IS HOW YOU GET THE NEXT
GENERATION O ENGINEERS, NOT
TALKING TO THEM ABOUT YOU SHOULD
WANT TO DO MATH AND SCIENCE
IT IS, YOU GET TO DO THINGS THAT
MAKE THIS A BETTER PLACE TO LIVE. BRIDGES LIKE THIS, CLEAN ENERGY. THAT IS HOW YOU INSPIRE YOUNG
ENGINEER

2 thoughts on “A local shrimp growing project is generating income for farmers far from the ocean

  1. I am from India and want to start farming via Biofloc technology… can I get professor's email id so that I can get some knowledge from him.. it is indeed a great video … many thanks

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