Atarraya Named to TIME’s List of the Best Inventions of 2022

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Atarraya’s sustainable, urban shrimp farming technology named among the 200 Best Inventions of 2022 according to TIME’s annual list

Atarraya Inc, creator of Shrimpbox, the first sustainable ‘plug-and-play’ shrimp farming technology, today announced the company has been named to TIME’s annual list of the Best Inventions. TIME’s annual list features 200 extraordinary innovations changing our lives. Housed in a conventional cargo container, Atarraya’s Shrimpbox produces fresh, sustainable shrimp anywhere in the world — even in landlocked, urban locations. The aquaculture equivalent to vertical farming, Shrimpbox technology makes the shrimp industry more sustainable and also contributes to global food security. View TIME’s annual list of Best Inventions here.

Shrimpbox’s AI-powered automated system remotely monitors water quality, regulates temperature and oxygenation and feeds the shrimp. Shrimpbox offers farmers a viable new revenue source that delivers up to 10 times the ROI of poultry or swine farming and overcomes many of the challenges associated with traditional farming, including cost and environmental impact. View a short video of Atarraya’s Shrimpbox technology here.

“It’s a tremendous honor to be named one of the best inventions of the year by a prestigious institution such as TIME,” said Daniel Russek, founder and CEO of Atarraya. “Shrimpbox tackles several problems, from sustainability to access to food. With our technology-driven solution, we can help solve the issue of global food security by making shrimp the protein of the 21st century.”

As one of the most popular proteins in the world, shrimp plays a key role in feeding a growing global population. In the past five years, shrimp sales volume increased from 275 to 415 million pounds. Yet, conventional methods of shrimp farming are disastrous for the environment – destroying seabeds and polluting oceans. Shrimpbox by Atarraya addresses the growing demand for shrimp by increasing production while minimizing the impact on the planet.

To compile the list, TIME solicited nominations from TIME’s editors and correspondents around the world, and through an online application process, paying special attention to growing fields—such as the electric vehicle industry, green energy, and the metaverse. TIME then evaluated each contender on a number of key factors, including originality, efficacy, ambition, and impact.

Of the new list, TIME’s editors write: “The result is a list of 200 groundbreaking inventions (and 50 special mention inventions)—including life-mapping artificial intelligence, diamonds made from excess carbon in the air, and the most powerful telescope ever—that are changing how we live, work, play and think about what’s possible.”

About Atarraya
Atarraya is on a mission to make shrimp the sustainable protein of the 21st century. Powered by AI, Atarraya’s proprietary Shrimpbox is a true “plug and play'' sustainable shrimp farm that transforms aquaculture by using the most advanced biotechnology, software and hardware available. Atarraya’s Shrimpbox technology was developed over the course of the past 10 years by a team of engineers, biologists, and developers from Mexico, Norway, Brazil, Argentina and Poland. Atarraya’s holdings include Maricultura Vigas, a sustainable aquaculture production company with a decade of shrimp farming experience utilizing biofloc technology that minimizes the use of water and eliminates the necessity of antibiotics and harmful chemicals.

Based in Mexico City and Indianapolis, Atarraya is a privately held corporation backed by Jeffrey Horing, Mark K. Gormley and other angel investors. Follow Atarraya on YouTube, LinkedIn and Twitter, or learn more at

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Media Contacts:
Mindy M. Hull and Michael Held-Hernandez
Mercury Global Partners for Atarraya

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