NaturalShrimp Appoints Aquaculture Veteran Rafael Zelaya as Vice President of Production at North American Shrimp Facilities
DALLAS, TX - (NewMediaWire) - November 04, 2021 - NaturalShrimp, Inc. (OTCQB: SHMP), a Biotechnology Aquaculture Company that has developed and patented the first shrimp-focused, commercially operational RAS (Recirculating Aquaculture System), today announced the appointment of Rafael Zelaya to serve as Vice President of Production to oversee production at the Company’s North American shrimp facilities.
Rafael Zelaya is a veteran of the aquaculture industry with 30+ years of experience in farmed shrimp production, facility management, handling and processing, and support technology. He has worked in countries around the world, including the U.S., South Africa, and Honduras, where he also taught the principals of aquaculture as an assistant professor. Rafael holds a Bachelor of Animal Science from Oklahoma State University.
In this role, Rafael will oversee production at the Company’s North American shrimp facilities. He will be responsible for the implementation of production procedures enabling each facility to meet or exceed shrimp production goals, training of production personnel, reviewing and evaluating tank support systems, and overall shrimp health.
“Rafael brings decades of aquaculture knowledge in nearly every facet of shrimp farming and will provide leadership to our ever-growing production and facilities,” said Gerald Easterling, CEO of NaturalShrimp. “His vast experience and desire to produce shrimp in a more eco-friendly, sustainable way and with more predictable outcomes will make him a valuable addition to the team. On behalf NaturalShrimp, we welcome Rafael to the company.”
NaturalShrimp, Inc. is a publicly traded aquaculture company, headquartered in Dallas, with production facilities located near San Antonio, Texas and Webster City, Iowa. The Company has developed the first commercially viable system for growing shrimp in enclosed, salt-water systems, using patented technology to produce fresh, never frozen, naturally grown shrimp, without the use of antibiotics or toxic chemicals. NaturalShrimp systems can be located anywhere in the world to produce gourmet-grade Pacific white shrimp. For more information visit www.naturalshrimp.com.
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