Gold River Production has partnered with Kentucky State University and Texas A&M University to supply shrimp post-larvae for a research program. The research will study shrimp to determine the effect of feed on their growth rate and resistance to pathogens and will be conducted as part of a much larger international study that will include other universities and thirty-four industry partners, including Mars Inc. and Tyson Foods.
White shrimp genetic supplier Trans American Aquaculture, recently acquired by Golden River Production, has been selected to be the post-larvae supplier for Kentucky State University. The company, which produces white shrimp free of antibiotics and hormones using safe and sustainable practices, supplies shrimp broodstock and PLs based on a 728-hectare parcel in Rio Hondo, Texas, USA.
The company is currently in active negotiations with buyers in Egypt, Honduras, Canada, and Florida since Trans America's genetic lines are cold water tolerant and disease tolerant in both land-based grow-out ponds and recirculating aquaculture system-based facilities.
“We are ecstatic that we received the call from Kentucky State University, and they have chosen our post-larvae as part of this ground-breaking research program. I am also thrilled that we can deliver this news to our investors only days after going public,” said Adam Thomas, chairman, and CEO at Trans American Aquaculture.