Marvesta Shrimp Farms utilizes a zero-exchange aerobic heterotrophic system (ZEAH), which maximizes usable grow-out space, which in turn allows for the maximization of shrimp per meter cubed. Marvestaís process begins with the water we use. Water from the Atlantic is tanked in and filtered down to below 50 microns and run through a UV filter (which remove unwanted bacteria, algae, and viruses). Beyond this we do nothing to the water. This allows the shrimp to thrive in an environment similar to that which they would be in if in the wild. Again, it needs to be stressed that we use no hormones or antibiotics to treat our water.
Our post-larvae are raised in Florida and are SPF (specific pathogen free) certified. They are shipped to us when they are between 10 and 17 days old. Upon receipt, we check the animalís vitals and acclimate them to our waterís temperature, pH, and DO. The post-larveals are raised in juvenile tanks for 40-60 days on a high protein-based Zeigler Brothers feed. Upon adequate growth, the juvenile shrimp are transferred to larger grow-out tanks.
The juveniles will stay in these grow-out tanks until their harvest 90-100 days later. During final grow-out, complete water quality management takes place in conjuction with daily feeds and shrimp weight and health monitoring. These processes will continue to take place until the shrimp are ready for market.
When of market size, the shrimp become available for sale. Your order is then placed. The shrimp are harvested either individually or in bulk, depending upon order size, and packaged. Packages are picked up every afternoon and arrive at your door, Fresh and Environmentally Friendly, the very next day. So enjoy the finest shrimp money can buy. We look forward to your patronage.