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Check out the latest news and current events focused on Great Salt Lake, aquaculture, sustainability and Artemia.

2024 Great Salt Lake Artemia Shrimp Cook-off

Ogden, Utah | May 17, 2024 – Great Salt Lake Artemia had a fantastic time celebrating National Shrimp Day with a fantastic company luncheon and an exciting shrimp cook-off! Our talented employees showcased their culinary skills by preparing a variety of delicious shrimp recipes.

🏅 A big congratulations to all of the 2024 shrimp cook-off winners! Thanks to all who participated and made this event memorable.
Click here to see photos of the event!

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GSLAC Announces Tim Hawkes as New Chair

Salt Lake City | March 14, 2024 – The Great Salt Lake Advisory Council announced the appointment of Timothy Hawkes as new Chair – replacing Don Leonard who has served as Chair for the past 7 years. As one of the founding board members, Leonard played a key role in the passage of HB 343 and served on the board since its inception in 2010. GSLAC was created to advise on the sustainable use, protection, and development of Great Salt Lake. 

The World Needs to Feed 10 Billion People. The Great Salt Lake Could Teach Us How

GSL Collaborative | Dec. 5, 2023 – Nobody grows up thinking they’ll work in the brine shrimp industry. At least Timothy Hawkes, a self-described “accidental sea monkey lawyer,” didn’t. He stumbled into the job of legal counsel for the Great Salt Lake Brine Shrimp Cooperative about seven years ago…read article

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Enhancing Growth Performance, Survival Rates & Stress Resistance...of Litopenaeus vannamei

HatcheryFM, Vol 11 Issue 3 | Sept. 2023 – In a field trial, L. vannamei larval and early post-larval stages (Zoea I through PL5) were fed different levels of Artemia to replace all or a portion of an artificial feed regime (the “Non-Artemia Diet”). Results showed improved survival, growth, and stress resistance…download article

Great Salt Lake Trust Offers Millions for Wetland Protection

Salt Lake City | July 21, 2023 – A trust created by the Utah State Legislature to help save the Great Salt Lake is now funding efforts to protect critical wetland habitats.
The $10 million grant program described in this article underscores the State of Utah’s ongoing commitment to protecting and preserving Great Salt Lake wetlands and habitats…read article

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Great Salt Lake Brine Shrimp Fishery Meets MSC's Fishery Standard

Salt Lake City | May 10, 2023 – Utah’s Great Salt Lake brine shrimp fishery has officially achieved the Marine Stewardship Council’s (MSC) sustainable wild fishery certification, making it the first inland fishery in the United States to earn this prestigious certification. 
Brine shrimp are a small, shrimp-like crustacean that live in hypersaline lake environments…read Press Release

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Utah Gov. Cox Ceremonially Signs Bills Focused on Water

Salt Lake City | April 25, 2023 – For the second year in a row, the legislative session concluded with significant investments targeting water conservation, efficiency and infrastructure. Our record-breaking winter that delivered the deepest snowpack in state history has certainly helped with our drought conditions, but there’s still a ways to go. These bills will help Utah become more waterwise and drought resilient…read more

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Latin America & Caribbean Aquaculuture 2023

Panama City, Panama | April 18-21, 2023 – Great Salt Lake Artemia is exhibiting at this year’s LACQUA23 annual meeting in Panama City, Panama.  We are located in booth #56.

Come visit our booth and learn more about Artemia Technology & Hatchery Feeds. LACQUA 2023 website

Great Salt Lake Rises 2 Feet Since Historic Low

Salt Lake City, Utah | March 23, 2023 – Great Salt Lake is already the beneficiary of the epic snowfall totals gathered around the state this winter. According to the Utah Department of Natural Resources, the lake has already risen two feet since its historic low set last November. Officials say the rise is a direct result of recent precipitation and inflows into the lake. In comparison, Great Salt Lake barely rose a foot all last year…read more

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Brine Shrimp Officially Named Utah's State Crustacean

Salt Lake City, Utah | March 20, 2023 – The brine shrimp has officially joined the ranks of Utah state symbols after Gov. Spencer Cox signed H.B. 137 on Friday, March 17, formally designating the brine shrimp as the state crustacean. Brine shrimp are small crustaceans that inhabit salty waters around the world…read more

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Church of Jesus Christ Donates 5.7K Water Shares to the Great Salt Lake

Salt Lake City, Utah | March 15, 2023 — The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has agreed to donate 5,700 water shares that will send more than 20,000 acre-feet of water to Great Salt Lake every year, Utah officials announced Wednesday…read more

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New Study: Salt Load Transfer and Changing Salinities Across a New Causeway Breach in Great Salt Lake

Salt Lake City, Utah | Feb. 22, 2023GSLA’s Director of Artemia Research & Quality Control, Phil D. Brown, has authored an in-depth paper focused on “Salt load transfer and changing salinities across a new causeway breach in Great Salt Lake: Implications for adaptive management”. Published in Lakes & Reservoir Journal. Download now!

AQUA EXPO 2023 Santa Elena | GSLA and Prilabsa

Santa Elena, Ecuador | Feb. 8-9, 2023GSLA is proud to be exhibiting together with our fantastic partner Prilabsa at this year’s AQUA EXPO show in Santa Elena, Ecuador one of the most important commercial technical shrimp events on the continent. Come visit with Great Salt Lake Artemia and Prilabsa aquaculture experts and learn more about Artemia Technology and Hatchery Feeds. AQUA EXPO 2023 website

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$40M Great Salt Lake Trust Beginning Work with Newly Formed Council

Salt Lake City, Utah | Jan. 31, 2023 — Farmers, private landowners, mineral extraction specialists, hunters, anglers and water managers (including GSLA’s aquaculture specialist, Tim Hawkes – VP and General Counsel) are among a group of people joining a trust to work on improving water flows to Great Salt Lake…read more

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GSLA Announces Membership in the National Chamber of Aquaculture (Cámara Nacional de Acuacultura)

Salt Lake City, Utah | Jan. 24, 2023 — GSLA is proud to announce our membership in the National Chamber of Aquaculture (Cámara Nacional de Acuacultura), a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the sustainable development of the Ecuadorian aquaculture sector through quality services…read more

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Bill that Sets Up Federal Funding for Studies of Great Salt Lake Heads to Biden's Desk

Salt Lake City, Utah | Dec. 27, 2022 — A bill that sets up funding for studies of Great Basin saline lakes, such as the Great Salt Lake, cleared its last congressional hurdle Monday night and is now headed to President Joe Biden’s desk for final approval…read more

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Tim Hawkes: Saving the Great Salt Lake - Podcast

Salt Lake City, Utah | Dec. 1, 2022 — Utah State Representative, Tim Hawkes, recently sat down with Ski Utah’s Tom Kelly to discuss the current ongoing steps the state of Utah is taking to save Great Salt Lake. Representative Hawkes is a passionate advocate for Great Salt Lake and the natural resources of the state. This podcast answers many of the questions being asked about saving Great Salt Lake. Listen now: Tim Hawkes: Saving Great Salt Lake

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GSLA Delivers Several Presentations at WAS Singapore 2022

Singapore, Singapore | Nov. 30, 2022 — Great Salt Lake Artemia’s team of experts is scheduled to present several informative presentations at WAS 2022 Singapore. Presentations include topics on sustainable management, policy efforts, Artemia population resilience and more.
To see a complete program list, visit WAS Singapore Program

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Great Salt Lake Summit

Salt Lake City, Utah | Oct. 13, 2022 — On October 13, 2022, to kick off the second Great Salt Lake Summit, Utah House Speaker Brad Wilson released a video highlighting the steps Utah has taken just in the last nine months to help protect Great Salt Lake. The video highlights changes made to Utah’s water law to help get more water to the lake as well as the significant financial investments Utah has made to encourage greater water conservation by homes, farms, and businesses. Watch here

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AQUA 2022 Ecuador | GSLA and Prilabsa

Guayaquil, Ecuador | Oct. 17-20, 2022 — Great Salt Lake Artemia is proud to co-exhibit with our fantastic partner – Prilabsa – at this year’s AQUA 2022 show in Ecuador. Known as the most important technical commercial shrimp event on the continent, it has been held for more than 20 years in Ecuador. For “The Artemia Brands You Can Trust”, stop by booth #115-#116 and visit with our team of Artemia experts. AQUA 2022 website

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Great Salt Lake Berm Modification Informed by USU Research

Logan, Utah | Sept. 29, 2022 — Utah Water Research Laboratory, College of Engineering modeled, tested potential fix to rebalance saline levels amid drought. The brine shrimp industry, the State of Utah, and other stakeholders are working together to protect the health of Great Salt Lake. A recent article by Utah State University highlights an important example of that collaboration…read more

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Has Artemia Emerged as a Key Contributor to Enhancing Larval Macrobrachium Rosenbergii Survival?

Ogden, Utah | Sept. 15, 2022 — Our article was published in volume 10, issue 3 of Hatchery Feed and Management and titled “Has Artemia Emerged as a Key Contributor to Enhancing Larval Macrobrachium rosenbergii more

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Utah Legislators Visit GSLA

Ogden, Utah | Aug. 22, 2022 — Did you know the Great Salt Lake alone produces over forty-five percent of the entire world’s brine shrimp eggs? Utah legislators recently visited our facility to learn more about the Cooperative and our commitment to the Great Salt Lake and its sustainability. Great Salt Lake Brine Shrimp Cooperative is the premier producer of high-quality Artemia cysts (brine shrimp eggs) in the world…read more