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GCRL breaks Katrina farm raised shrimp record

Harvested shrimp from the GCRL facility (Photo source: www.USM.edu) Harvested shrimp from the GCRL facility (Photo source: www.USM.edu)
OCEAN SPRINGS, MS (WLOX) -

OCEAN SPRINGS, MS (WLOX) - The largest harvest of aquacultured saltwater shrimp since Hurricane Katrina will take place today at Gulf Coast Research Laboratory in Ocean Springs. The GCRL marine shrimp farming program is harvesting about 3,000 pounds of 26-30 count shrimp.

The shrimp were raised in GCRL's commercial scale, indoor grow-out facility at Cedar Point. This particular study began about four months ago. Shrimp aquaculture is one of the major research programs underway at Cedar Point.

Just what does this harvest mean for shrimp aquaculture in South Mississippi? Steve Phillips will be there to find out when the shrimp are harvested later this morning and he'll bring you that story later today on WLOX.com and WLOX News.

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