At Trans American Aquaculture, our pride is in our product. Our products reflect our superior technology platform, our complete control over our own genetics, decades of experience in the shrimp aquaculture industry, a product that is antibiotic and hormone free which is grown with safe and sustainable practices. All of our products are grown in the United States in the State of Texas. Once you taste the difference in our shrimp, it will change the way you “seafood”.

Highest Standard of Care
100% Free of Antibiotics and Hormones
Highest Quality Shrimp Genetics
Exceeds industry standards
Top Quality


Trans American Aquaculture produces premium quality, farm-raised white shrimp, 100% free of antibiotics and hormones, and cultivated using safe and sustainable practices.

Using decades of experience in the shrimp aquaculture industry, our products are grown with our superior technology and our proprietary genetics which results in a superior fresh product always grown in the United States.

Farm Application Pending for Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) by the Global Aquaculture Alliance in compliance with the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI), Global Social Compliance Programme (GSCP) and Global Sustainable Seafood Initiative (GSSI).


Shrimp Broodstock

Our world class broodstock are known for their health and durability. We only select the highest quality of shrimps to be part of our broodstock and mating programs. Rigorous pathogen testing* (SPF) is conducted at Aquatic Pathology Laboratory of the University of Arizona, prior to selection and again prior to any sale.

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Company Background

Raised in Texas, USA

Trans American Aquaculture was founded by the Granda family and their business partners. The Granda Family have been a major producer and seller of shrimp in Ecuador for 5 decades. In 2017, the family and a select group of business partners purchased an 1800 acre parcel of land in Rio Hondo Texas with the goal of building the largest U.S. based, land-based producer of pacific white shrimp in the United States. 

Operating out of the largest scale aquaculture farm in Texas, USA, the company utilizes over a century of proven industry experience, proprietary technology, expertise in premium genetic lineage development, and state-of-the-art facilities to provide our clients a superior product that they can count on.

We are committed to quickly becoming a major producer in the United States seafood industry with a premium product produced in the United States using only authentic sustainable practices.

Please click on the link below to access a 2019 extensive valuation report of our Rio Hondo land and aquaculture facilities.

Valuation report 2019
Superior Quality

10 Decades of Experience

Through the use of our controlled facilities, each harvest is responsibly raised and cultivated on-site with a minimal ecological footprint, promising our customers a superior product developed from a higher standard of care.

At TAA, we cultivate our post-larvae in our BAP Certified onsite hatchery, which is then stocked as shrimp post-larvae in open-air earthen ponds where the proper nutrition, water quality, and other growth conditions are optimized for the development of a world-class product.

Our Products

Get ready to experience the freshest and most delectable shrimp! We are excited to announce that our shrimp, raised in the U.S.A, with care and dedication, will be making their way from our farm to your table in the fall of 2023.

Sign up below for updates and pre-order opportunities, as these sought-after shrimp are bound to be in high demand. Join us in celebrating the flavors of sustainability and responsible aquaculture with every bite of our premium shrimp.


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Our Technology

Based on 10 decades of aquaculture industry experience, Trans American Aquaculture uses proprietary genetics, superior technology, and best aquaculture practices to create a superior shrimp product produced in the U.S.A in the great State of Texas. 

Our company is at the forefront of producing superior genetics for sustainable shrimp aquaculture operations. Our shrimp’s life cycle begins with our carefully selected and controlled broodstock. Another name for broodstock is the breeder shrimp. These are the best of the best mature shrimp, superior in size and disease resistant which are placed in a nursery at optimum times.  The broodstock are the mating shrimp. TAA has developed our own genetic lines that are superior to other genetic lines and our broodstock have a long track record of outstanding growth results while being disease resistant. The broodstock mate and several weeks later, tiny shrimp the size of a fraction of an eyelash are born. These baby shrimp are called post larvae. The baby shrimp are placed in nursery tanks to become acclimated to water temperature, salinity, oxygen levels, water flow and other attributes to our system for about 30 days. Slowly, the levels of salinity are increased and at the same time, the PL’s are fed a very high protein diet to maximize the growth rate for the first 4 weeks. read more

Board of Directors

Luis Arturo Granda Roman


Luis is one of the founders of TAA and has over 20 years experience managing large-scale aquaculture operations. He has owned and operated 2 large-scale hatcheries in Ecuador in addition to managing one of the largest shrimp farms in Ecuador in terms of size and revenue. As a second generation shrimp farmer, Luis has lived and breathed aquaculture all his life.

• B.S. in Mariculture from Texas A&M University, Galveston TX (2001),

• Master in Aquaculture from National Center of Aquaculture and Marine Research (CENAIM), Ecuador (2007),

• Manager and Owner, Excellaqua Cia. Ltda., Machala, Ecuador – Designed, commissioned and operated three hatcheries, producing 180MM post-larvae/month, where he has successfully improved quality and survival rates (2006 – present),

• Chief Operating Officer, QUIMANSERVI Cia. Ltda., Naranjal, Ecuador – Commissioned and managed a 3700-acre shrimp farm (2008 – 2015),

• Chief Executive Officer, PCO Cia. Ltda, Arenillas, Ecuador – Organized franchise from Ziegler Feeds, PA, USA and designed, built and operated a 70,000 ton/yr shrimp feed manufacturing facility (2014 – 2017).

Adam Thomas

Chief Executive Officer

Adam has over 13 years of financial management and operations experience working in both private and public companies. He has extensive capital budgeting, Profit & Loss, and modeling experience to compliment his successful operational background.

• B.A. from Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH (2004)

• M.B.A., Finance from Capital University, Columbus, OH (2009)

• VP of Operations, JP Morgan Chase (2006 – 2013, 2015 – present)

• Chief Strategy Officer, Default Consulting Group, Inc. – Led corporate strategy and financial analytics (2013 – 2015)

Fernando Granda

More than 35 years of experience working in shrimp hatcheries and farms located in different countries as Ecuador and Peru; More than 5 years participating in breeding programs and broodstock. Participation in multidisciplinary teams with international consultants and scientists developing technologies to improve the quality of the shrimp, organizing and leading crews to increase production and profits. The referred experience involves creation and adjustments of protocols to control shrimp grow out, reproduction, spawning, hatchery, larvae rearing, nursery, breeding, broodstock selection, artemia culture, algae culture, probiotics culture, microbiology, diets formulation and, biosecurity and organic aquaculture strategies.

Bolivar Prieto Torres

Mr. Prieto Torres is the President of Excellaqua, S.A., one of the largest and most successful shrimp hatcheries in Ecuador. Mr. Torres has held numerous executive level positions within the aquaculture industry. His direct experience related to shrimp cultivation, shrimp production, shrimp processing, as well as international shrimp trade brings invaluable experience to the company’s board of directors. Mr. Torres holds a degree in Agricultural Engineering from the Litoral Polytechnic School of Mechanical Engineering and Production Sciences in Guayaquil, Ecuador.

Malcolm McNeill


Mr. McNeill has served as Director of the Company since February 2023. Mr. McNeill’s background is in accounting and finance. He worked with Price Waterhouse & Co. and has served as a financial executive or consultant to companies in the energy sector, including upstream oil and gas, interstate pipelines, independent power, biofuel development and private equity. He is a certified public accountant and is the Audit Committee Chair on the Board. Mr. McNeill graduated from the Virginia Military Institute with a degree in mathematics and he earned a masters in accounting from Long Island University.