'A combination of being lucky and being prepared': Florida land-based shrimp farmer dodges the worst of devastating hurricane

Although the company's production site suffered only relatively minor damage, a rapid intervention by state authorities to repair a road has saved the company from deploying a very costly contingency plan.

Hurricane Ian took a devastating toll on Pine Island, Florida, but shrimp producer American Mariculture escaped severe damage.
Hurricane Ian took a devastating toll on Pine Island, Florida, but shrimp producer American Mariculture escaped severe damage.Photo: NBS News/Screenshot
Published 7 October 2022, 22:20Updated 15 August 2023, 18:48