DILLER – Locally raised Shrimp in Nebraska? Rock Creek Aquaculture opened for business this past weekend and offers just that, local and fresh shrimp.
Owner Scott Pretzer has renovated his family’s old hog confinement building into a shrimp farm.
Scott says his family read an interesting article on raising shrimp and then seen the process for themselves in Indiana.
The family decided to take part in the business venture and have been working with that shrimp growing facility out of Indiana.
Scott was hard at work but was able to talk to News Channel Nebraska about raising the shrimp.
“It’s a fresh product. It tastes great. They are raised very responsibly. We don’t discharge anything into the environment. They are fed antibiotic-free food, and this is Nebraska well water with salt added.”
Scott’s son has been making trips to Indiana to collect the shrimp from a nursery. They are hoping to build their own nursery this summer and have it ready to go by fall. At that point, the shrimp can be overnighted to them from Florida.
Rock Creek Aquaculture is open for business. Scott dips them out of the tank, where they are put on ice and sent home with the customer.
Scott encourages community members to take part in tours of the facility and learn the science behind it all.
A family business with twist on farming, here in Nebraska. You can learn more about their hours of operation and tours by visiting their Facebook page.