Since the early beginning of shrimp aquaculture,
Artemia has been recognized as a good nutritional feed for small shrimp and fish larvae. The fact that the Artemia cysts could be dried and stored for a long time made it convenient for the aquaculture sector in general. Ever since the early 1980s, the industrial fish and shrimp hatcheries have been buying and using Artemia cysts in the same way. The Artemia cyst suppliers offer dry cysts in a can, but the shrimp hatchery actually wants Artemia Nauplii to feed to their shrimp.
When our team started this project to supply hatcheries daily with Instar 1 Artemia Nauplii, they worked on the premise that hatching Artemia is a challenging task for fish and shrimp hatcheries.
In 2012 I&V-BIO first started out with the concept in a hatchery in Thailand. Since then, I&V-BIO expanded with operational centers in Asia: Thailand, India, Indonesia, Vietnam and
Latin America: Ecuador.
All production facilities are serving hatcheries, nursery and Grow out with Pure Artemia Nauplii, on a daily basis.
By end 2020 Bangladesh will also be ready and more projects are added.
I&V Bio was founded in 2012 by
Frank Indigne and Luk Van Nieuwenhove,
a team with more than 25 years of expertise in aquaculture.
I&V-BIO developed a patented separation technology which combined with specific hatching and quality protocols ensure the production of Artemia nauplii on an industrial scale. Separation technology, disinfection and packaging are equally important to produce consistent quantity and quality. Customized programs in combination with trained staff guarantee on-time daily deliveries,
365 days per year.
The goal of I&V-BIO is to be the preferred supplier of fresh speciality feeds, diets and health products. We want to be present in all main shrimp and fish markets world-wide through the establishment of local facilities with local partners.