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Florida Organic Aquaculture’s Grand Opening Celebration for Shrimp Production Facility

On May 7, the largest closed-water, environmentally-safe, and energy-efficient shrimp production facility in the U.S. will be having its grand opening. Touted as Made in America, Happy Healthy Shrimp, and Fresh from Florida, Florida Organic Aquaculture anticipates hundreds to attend this much anticipated event.

Guest speakers to include State Representative Debbie Mayfield and Florida State Senator Joe Negron.

Fellsmere, FL — Florida Organic Aquaculture (FOA) will be having its Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting Celebration on Wednesday, May 7, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. Located in the rural town of Fellsmere, Florida, FOA is the largest closed-water, shrimp production facility in the U.S. It encompasses 180,000 sq. ft. or 4.13 acres—roughly the size of 3½ football fields. The shrimp are grown in an environmentally-safe, energy-efficient system, and raised without any chemicals or preservatives. This fresh, never frozen shrimp is highly sought after by restaurants, charter shipping lines, and grocery chains.

After a program presentation, there will be a tour of the facilities, where visitors will be able to view the intensive water raceways and see the millions of shrimp being prepared for harvest. RSVP is essential. Go to http://www.FOArsvp.com or call (561) 741-3000. Flat shoes are recommended. Location: 15369 County Road 512 in Fellsmere, Florida.

WELCOME TO FLORIDA ORGANIC AQUACULTURE

Florida Organic Aquaculture uses a unique recirculating water aquaculture system that is enclosed in buildings. FOA’s advanced water quality monitoring systems, pumps, filters, advanced water treatment plant and emergency back-up devices maintain perfect growing conditions year round. Fishing and open-air aquaculture are seasonal. Enclosure combined with a closed loop recirculating water supply creates bio-security, addressing the dominant causes of shrimp farm failure; diseases, bird predation and upstream & downstream pollution.

Studies show that Americans are demanding healthy food alternatives. They hold many strong beliefs about food, nutrition and food safety that guide their food-related decisions. Scientifically grown shellfish such as FOA’s colossal shrimp and oysters are uniquely positioned to capitalize on those beliefs and to become an increasingly viable and available alternative to address these food needs. Finally, great tasting seafood that is fresh, healthy, and sustainable.

Florida-Organic, what does it mean?

Simply put, Florida-Organic is our commitment to providing our customers with natural, wholesome seafood alternatives raised using our environmentally-friendly, closed loop aquaculture system. Our products are sold fresh, never frozen, and our process does not utilize synthetic inputs such as pesticides and chemical fertilizers. If it isn’t good enough for our family, it isn’t good enough for yours.