The RDM Shrimp Story

From traditional family farm to the cutting edge of aquaculture

From Idea to Reality

RDM Aquaculture was started on July 13, 2010 when we received our first batch of post larval shrimp (PLS). We didn’t know we were the 3rd privately owned shrimp farm in the country – we thought there were hundreds of us!

Starting with just six production and two nursery tanks, we began with 40% survival rates. While we were told 40% was a great number, our innovative spirits knew there had to be a better way.

RDM Shrimp testing water in their aquaculture tanks

The First “Test”

As very competitive, we were determined to succeed and started tweaking the water treatment and systems to improve survival rates.

RDM Shrimp experimenting with Crawfish aquaculture

Next Steps

Noting our increasing success, we continued to make changes such as moving to run 100% on air, all changes that helped the health of the shrimp.

RDM Shrimp farm aquaculture barns

The Result

After a lot of trial and error, we have designed a system with shrimp survival rates of 90% – the highest in the industry!

From Idea to Reality

RDM Aquaculture was started on July 13, 2010 when we received our first batch of post larval shrimp (PLS). We didn’t know we were the 3rd privately owned shrimp farm in the country – we thought there were hundreds of us!

Starting with just six production and two nursery tanks, we began with 40% survival rates. While we were told 40% was a great number, our innovative spirits knew there had to be a better way.

RDM Shrimp testing water in their aquaculture tanks

The First “Test”

As very competitive, we were determined to succeed and started tweaking the water treatment and systems to improve survival rates.

RDM Shrimp experimenting with Crawfish aquaculture

Next Steps

Noting our increasing success, we continued to make changes such as moving to run 100% on air, all changes that helped the health of the shrimp.

RDM Shrimp farm aquaculture barns

The Result

After a lot of trial and error, we have designed a system with shrimp survival rates of 90% – the highest in the industry!

RDM Today

We’ve come a long way from our 8 tank days – RDM now has 36 tanks total and has consistently maintained 70-90% or higher survival rates!

RDM Today

We’ve come a long way from our 8 tank days – RDM now has 36 tanks total and has consistently maintained 70-90% or higher survival rates!

Hydroponic plants at RDM Shrimp

In addition to the innovation that led to our success, we’re currently diversifying by using salt water aquaponics and raising Australian Red Claw Crayfish. We also have oysters and a fresh water aquaponics system on the horizon.

Educating the public on the importance of sustainable seafood

We consider ourselves “Guardians of the Water” and not only want to educate the public about Shrimp Farming and its superior product, but also about how buying locally-grown shrimp helps save the environment.

RDM Shrimp Aquaculture helping start an indoor shrimp farm with consulting about fresh shrimp

RDM Shrimp has a passion for furthering aquaculture and is dedicated to helping new shrimp farms. We’ve even set up farms from Peru to the Ukraine, helping farmers across the globe implement our innovations.

RDM In the News

The world has taken notice of our success! Check out where we are in events and explore all news here.

RDM In the News

The world has taken notice of our success! Check out where we are in events and explore all news here.

RDM Shrimp at the Indiana Innovation Awards holding their trophy

Winner of the 2015 Indiana Innovation Award

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In 2015 we proudly accepted the Indiana Innovation Award. It was such a humbling experience to be included with the likes of Delta Faucet and Goodwill! More Posts What's so…
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The Most Sustainable Way To Raise Seafood Might Be On Land

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In 2015 when asked by Popular Science reporter Lois Parshley, Karlanea Brown of RDM Shrimp stated that "Indiana could become the shrimp capital of the world."

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In Loving Memory of Russ and Marie Brown

Russ and Marie (the R & M in RDM) helped start the farm. We are forever grateful for their assistance and miss them dearly.

In Loving Memory of Russ and Marie Brown

Russ and Marie (the R & M in RDM) helped start the farm. We are forever grateful for their assistance and miss them dearly.

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