RDM Aquaculture LLC
RDM Aquaculture LLC


RDM Shrimp are locally grown in Benton County Indiana. RDM Shrimp is delivered fresh and never frozen.  RDM Shrimp are the best saltwater shrimp you will ever taste.  When you buy our shrimp we can guarantee you a healthy, fresh product with no HORMONES OR ANTIBIOTICS. You will know where your shrimp come from. They are a great alternative to imported shrimp.  

RDM has gotten its first batch of Australian Red Claw Crawfish.  Keep an eye for sale day.  

RDM Aquaculture is offering consulting and equipment to get you into the shrimp farming business.  


WRDM Aquaculture started in July of 2010.  It was the brain child of Darryl Brown and Russell Brown.  They owned and raised hogs for many years.  We moved from Tippecanoe County to Benton County to continue raising hogs.  Prices bottomed out and we looked at getting into Aquaculture. For 15 years we looked at Tilapia, but came across this shrimp pump.   We looked at it and thought it would be interesting.  So we tried it and here we are.

We were the 3rd privately owned indoor recycling salt water shrimp operation back in 2010.  Today there are at least 25. We have help start 18 of these and we have many more coming up.



RDM Aquaculture uses a ZEAH exchange system.  ZEAH means Zero Exchange Aerobic Heterotrophic System.   It means we use a culture of bacteria to take care of the shrimp waste.  We never discharge our water.  In fact RDM shrimp tanks have water that is almost 5 years old.  We have the oldest heterotrophic water.  We have never  discharged it.   

We manage our water so the water can take care of the shrimp.  At RDM, we test every day for several different things.  This way we can stay ahead of any problems.


We get in over 250,000 pls every  month from a hatchery in Florida.   We keep the pls in a nursery tank for 25 days and then they are moved to “I tanks” or intermediate tanks for another 25 days.  At this point since we produced to many pls we now offer them other shrimp farmers to jump start their system.   Instead of 2 rotations your first year you actually get 4 rotations per tank.  We continue to supply pls to most of our farms.  We have just recently started 3 of our farms with their own nursery.   


One of the things that is unique in our system is we offer a system that runs on all air.  NO PUMPS.  We are very excited about being able to do this at this point.  We are continuing to have great success rates.   We do run our larger systems on a 1/6 hp pump buy the smaller tanks run on all air.  


Since selling our systems 2 years ago we have set up 18 farms across the US and in Switzerland and Spain (new one) .  There are 25 shrimps farm across the US.  We need more of us.  We are running out of ways to get protein.   Good protein.  With so much of the shrimp being imported into this country we need to find another way to get shrimp.  Why not farm?  I am hoping to make Indiana the shrimp capital of the world.  We are on our way.  There are 11 shrimp farms in Indiana.  Iowa is catching up.   (these are all indoor saltwater shrimp )  


We use no hormones or antibiotics in our shrimp which makes them a very clean shrimp. That is what is so great about our shrimp.  The flavor is wonderful. The texture is firmer than what you get in the grocery store and the best part: NO PREP WORK.  There is no deviening, no deshelling until after cooked.   We sell our shrimp live so we can guarantee you a fresh product.  Nothing fresher than the legs still kicking.  

If you are interested in purchasing the freshest shrimp for 600 miles please give us a call.  If you are interested in raising shrimp give us a call or email and we will help you from beginning to end.  


If you would like to know more about shrimp farming please contact us, we would love to show you around.  


The future of RDM Aquaculture is raising crawfish (2014), new buildings with 14 new shrimp tanks, an aquaponics system and raising tilapia all in 2015.  Hopefully by spring of 2015 oysters.  Our goal is to do a "One Stop Seafood Shop " in midwest.  


Would you like to tour a saltwater shrimp farm in the middle of Indiana? If so we have just the tour for you.  We offer several types of tours.  

Tour to check out a shrimp farm in Indiana.  Really???

If you are intersted in becoming a shrimp farmer we will spend several hours with you going over what it takes to become a shrimp farmer.

We offer large group tours for your club or classroom.  

Call or email and we will talk over which tour is best for you.  


"Keep on Shrimping"


Upcoming Classes

The April class has been canceled.  



Our next class will be May 23, 2015


It will be from 1 - 4 pm (eastern time). 

We will go over: business planning, business marketing,financing, and we will tour the facility. 


It will cost $100 per person. 

Seating is limited! Please call or email to reserve your spot! 






It is Here!!!


Raising Shrimp:  The Truth about America Favorite Seafood

Is  now available on Amazon

$1.99 for rental and $9.99 for purchase.  


Check it out.  A very good tale of how the shirmp in our country is being raised and what we are importing.  


Where to Find Us:

101 N. 850 E

Fowler IN 47944


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Business Hours:

Stop by and get the freshest saltwater shrimp in Indiana!


Monday - Thursday

9 am - 4 pm



9 am - 7 pm



9 am - noon






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