THE PROBLEM

The world loves shrimp,
but the shrimp industry is destroying our oceans
at a much faster pace than anything else.

We MUST find a better way to produce it.

10 years ago, we decided to make shrimp OUR problem.
We are now ready to bring our solution to the world.

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Shrimp can become this century’s most sustainable, affordable and nutritious animal protein source.

Impact of shrimp production

This is how the footprint of supplying the Current Global Shrimp demand looks with the three currently available options.

5 Bn kg shrimp implies:

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Wild-catch:
Destroys 6 million km2 of seabed every year (2/3 the landmass of the US)
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Traditional shrimp farming
(current solution):
Combined, shrimp farms the world over use up to 40,000 km2 (size
of the Netherlands) in tropical countries with no environmental
(or safety) rule enforcement
place
Our Technology
A distributed network of smart, small, and autonomous shrimp farms
everywhere, disconnected from the natural environment, close to the end
customer. (We would need just 630km2 - something like the area of Chicago).

OUR TECHNOLOGY

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Our masterpiece to solve the problems of traditional shrimp production.

With Shrimpbox we can grow shrimp locally,
anywhere in the world.

We can deliver fresh, never frozen shrimp below the cost of the imported product.

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BIOTECH

    A microbial community (ecosystem) that acts as a Nitrogen sequestration strategy. Just as Carbon is a problem in the air, Nitrogen is a problem in the water. This is why we don't need to dump water and waste new water to maintain appropriate culture conditions for the shrimp which enables:

  • The use of high growth genetics
  • Elimination of disease risk
  • The opportunity to farm shrimp in places with colder climates and without ocean access
software

SOFTWARE

  • In order to manage the biochemical complexity involved in managing our microbial community, we mapped all workflows involved in our operation, and turned our biotech protocols into algorithms. We then delegate tasks to interactors, which can be employees or devices
  • We connect production data to procurement and sales, in a bidirectional manner
automation

AUTOMATION

  • We have sensors monitoring many variables in order to feed our system with relevant data.
  • Everything the shrimp need in order to develop is provided by an arrangement of systems that act according to our software’s instructions.
  • We automate data collection and over 50% of the human hours needed to grow 1 ton of shrimp. Our long term goal is 80%

OUR WORK

WHO WE ARE

A TRIBE IS MORE POWERFUL THAN A TEAM

ADVISORY BOARD

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NEWS

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The future of aquaculture production fits in a container, uses state of the art technology, and was born and raised in Oaxaca, Mexico. This is the story of Shrimpbox, Atarraya Inc.’s most ambitious project, which promises to transform an entire industry and satisfy the hunger of an overpopulated world.

For the US market ($40 bn a year), fresh and sustainable shrimp is a far off dream. But it won’t be for long if our coastal Oaxaca team has anything to say about it.

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Historically, the chicken was not widely affordable or available as a protein source. Technology changed all that. However, we have since discovered that poultry’s dominance makes the world a more dangerous and darker place through its reliance on antibiotics, its environmental offenses, and the fact that it raises millions of chickens into one of the most miserable existences imaginable.

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We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands.

We selected these startups and companies for exceptional performance in one of these categories...

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