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Food & dining

Stoughton shrimp farm has big ambitions

James Devine, maintenance and operations manager at Sky 8 Shrimp Farm in Stoughton, inspects one of five tanks filled with Pacific white shrimp, the first sustainable seafood harvest of which is in March. The company plans to expand.

Miles from the ocean, in a non-descript industrial park, Pacific white shrimp are frolicking in 82-degree purified Atlantic seawater and getting plump on special feed. It’s warm in the room that houses five big open tanks. That’s the way these babies like it, and James Tran and Peter Howard, the masterminds behind Sky 8 Shrimp Farm, are determined to give them what they like. In turn, Tran and Howard hope to reap tremendous rewards when the shrimp are harvested and sold; they’re expecting their first crop this month and already have plans to expand.

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