Located in Balaton, MN, The trū Shrimp Company is the first company to test and validate a true commercial-scale, shallow-water indoor shrimp farming technology in the United States. trū Shrimp developed and employs patented, land-based shrimp aquaculture technology to produce superior-quality shrimp that are traceable, sustainable, and antibiotic-free. By combining disruptive aquaculture technologies with operational expertise, trū Shrimp is capitalizing on shifting market paradigms to disrupt the U.S. shrimp market. Trū Shrimp Company signed an agreement giving its exclusive global rights to commercialize Tidal Basin ? also known as super-intensive raceway ? technology. Since then, the company has been researching methods for scaling the shallow water raceway to a commercial size. trū Shrimp will utilize its technological capabilities and overall business model to produce the highest quality, most sustainable shrimp in the world.
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We are a brand of Ralco, a third-generation family owned business. trū Shrimp is focused on sustaining a growing global population with healthy, clean shrimp. It is our social responsibility to exceed food safety standards while limiting our environmental impact.
The current state of the industry has led to concern and uncertainty among consumers about where their food comes from and how it is processed. Shrimp ponds, the leading method for raising shrimp, are reaching a maximum capacity due to disease outbreak and using large amounts of unauthorized antibiotics. A Consumer Reports investigation found an alarming rate of imported shrimp containing harmful bacteria and residues of antibiotics, leading to food safety concerns.
Current shrimp aquaculture methods are taxing on the surrounding environment. Shrimp ponds displace massive amounts of water and leave the land unusable after it’s been expended. Ocean caught shrimp has also been shown to negatively impact the surrounding ocean ecosystems. It’s reported that for 1 pound of shrimp there is 20 pounds of bycatch.
With shrimp as the second largest U.S. import, consumers are demanding a better way.
A Better Way
trū Shrimp is the solution consumers have been looking for. From patented technology created by Texas A&M University, we’ve developed a breakthrough approach that allows us to raise shrimp in the healthiest, safest and most efficient way possible.
Our approach provides a consistent and traceable supply of shrimp to sustain the world’s growing demand. It’s a choice consumers have never had before: safe and affordable shrimp. Shrimp also benefit from our advanced technology that recreates their natural environment, resulting in minimal stress. Our pioneering technology create an efficient, predictable and sustainable source of shrimp.
We are committed to creating sustainable approaches for the world. When designing trū Shrimp, we ensured that our processes were optimized to minimize our impact on the environment. Through advanced water management technology and recycling methods, we are reducing our water usage, waste byproducts and carbon foot print at every turn.