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January 4, 2016  

Learn how to raise shrimp in one-day workshop

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Anyone interested in learning how to start or operate a shrimp production facility can attend a one-day Purdue workshop Feb. 10 in Indianapolis. (Purdue Department of Forestry and Natural Resources photo/Robert Rode)
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WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Purdue Extension and the Indiana Aquaculture Association are offering a one-day workshop on raising marine shrimp.

The workshop will be Feb. 10 at the Indiana Soybean Alliance offices, 8425 Keystone Crossing, Suite 200, Indianapolis.

The 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. event is open to anyone thinking about starting a shrimp operation, as well as current producers.

"The meeting will be invaluable for anyone interested in starting or operating an intensive shrimp operation using biofloc technology in temperate climates," said Robert Rode, aquaculture research lab manager for the Purdue Department of Forestry and Natural Resources, and organizer of the workshop.

Presenters are Tzachi Samocha, aquaculture consultant, and Andrew Ray, assistant professor in agriculture, food science and sustainable systems at Kentucky State University.

Topics include intensive shrimp raising practices, environmental regulation in shrimp production buildings and the economics of the shrimp industry. There will also be a question-and-answer session with the presenters.

Registration deadline is Jan. 20.

Cost is $50 for individuals, $75 for couples and $15 for students. Lunch is provided. Enrollment is limited.

For more information, or to sign up, go to

Writer: Emma Hopkins, 765-494-8415,

Source: Robert Rode, 765-583-0351,

Agricultural Communications: (765) 494-2722;
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