Gallery: Blue Oasis is a Shrimp Farm in the Desert That Will Grow Local...

 

Blue Oasis Pure Shrimp is about to make history by providing restaurants on the Las Vegas strip with shrimp grown on land just 30 miles outside of the desert-locked city. Advocates for the health of our oceans know we need to start thinking outside the box if we are to keep our waters stocked with fish but few have gone where Blue Oasis is going. They’ve built a facility that grows shrimp right in the middle of the Mojave Desert, and they’re claiming that their shrimping endeavor could save the ocean from the horrors of overfishing. We’re skeptical about whether the energy and environmental concerns of shrimping are really thrown out the window if you grow them on land, but interested to see what they’re proposing.

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5 Comments

  1. Armando Estudante February 17, 2014 at 9:56 pm

    What is being fed to the shrimp?

  2. Michael Henricks January 19, 2014 at 2:35 pm

    Is this an antibiotic and toxic substance free operation?

  3. Tdog August 14, 2011 at 8:04 am

    Where is the water coming from?

  4. Cliff Champion July 28, 2011 at 4:13 pm

    this is fantastic. while i wouldn’t eat the shrimp, a contained and energy efficient “growing op” is way better than the damage done when trawling! my only concern comes from an animal welfare perspective. it feels a bit like that part in star wars where bobo fete is being cloned in that weird spaceship thing… totally eerie

  5. flintsparc July 28, 2011 at 12:56 pm

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