The Wall Street Journal splashed the news in Asian Business on Friday:
Asia is fighting a new disease that has reduced shrimp output in Thailand as much as 40%, driving prices higher for Western restaurants and retailers...
...the bacterial infection...can kill all affected crustaceans before they reach maturity and can reproduce, providing a powerful reminder about how animal diseases can threaten food security and prices.
All anyone can do about it is quarantine... and hope.
Experts are watching the current batch of shrimp under development, which hatched less than two months ago, to see if they can survive until three months. At that point, they will be able to reproduce.
Many shrimp-industry insiders are hopeful that now that the problem has been identified, production could ratchet up again soon.
Meanwhile, the cost to Asian fisheries may exceed $1 billion a year... or more.
Time for a new solution!
The industry needs a solution, because quarantine isn't enough.
They want to pump their water through a high-speed sanitizing system.
And there's only one such system proven to work right now: our modular and stackable Aqua Q60 (the Aquappliance™)....
See the Q60 in action
Here's a Computer-Aided design (CAD) rendering of the new Aqua Q60, now in the hands of our engineering firm, PACE.
PACE will take our prototype that did so well (video) in the hot Coachella Valley, and build us a commercial unit to meet the needs of these stricken farms in Asia, and in the rest of the world.
Feeding cheap and nutritious algae
And remember, too, that this machine can make nitrate-rich water to feed algae right on the farm. That way, farmed fish can be high in Omega-3s, just like wild fish.
And so, with another algae application, the circle is complete...
Have a great week!
Riggs and Team
President & CEO
OriginOil, Inc. (OOIL)
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