Shrimp Farming Articles

  • Case study - Viet-Uc, Vietnam

    One of the best known growth stories in Vietnamese aquaculture is shrimp producing company Viet-Uc. The business, run by entrepreneur Van Thanh Luong, has set up the world’s largest shrimp hatchery producing 15 billion of postlarvae annually. Applying hatchery management principles – controlling conditions from start to finish – to the nursery and grow-out stages, Viet-Uc is ...


    By Inve Aquaculture

  • Case study - Boonsawang, Thailand

    While shrimp and prawn production still represent the highest volumes in Thailand, an increasing number of farms started to diversify into other species. Private hatcheries and nurseries now supply the market with weaned fry for species such as barramundi and sea bass. Boonsawang Co. in Chonburi, owned by Suthi Mahalao, also exports fry to Vietnam, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan, Australia and ...


    By Inve Aquaculture

  • Case study - Bomar Pescados, Brazil

    Bomar Pescados was founded at the beginning of this millennium, when many Brazilian entrepreneurs started to recognize aquaculture as a promising business opportunity. From the very beginning, the company focused on producing high quality products with a minimal environmental impact. Because the company runs every aspect itself – from hatchery to harvest and processing of the shrimp ...


    By Inve Aquaculture

  • Shrimp farming: Why prevention is better than medicine

    Disease challenges that have affected a number of key shrimp production regions around the world in recent years have increased the focus on producing healthier and more robust stocks. In addition to establishing very strict sanitary requirements, many shrimp farmers have sought new health-specific diets across the shrimp lifecycle that progress growth and reduce bacterial challenges. Some, ...


    By Skretting - Nutreco Group

  • Plasma cholinesterase activity as a biomarker for quantifying exposure of green sturgeon to carbaryl following applications to control burrowing shrimp in Washington State

    Willapa Bay (Washington State, USA) has been one of the rare intertidal locations where large‐scale pesticide applications occur. Until recently, carbaryl was applied to control burrowing shrimp that decrease commercial oyster productivity. The Bay is critical habitat for green sturgeon (Acipenser medirostris), an anadromous species listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act. ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Assessing the risk to green sturgeon from application of imidacloprid to control burrowing shrimp in Willapa Bay, Washington. II: Controlled exposure studies

    The activities of two species of burrowing shrimp have a negative impact on the growth and survivalofoysters reared on intertidal mudflats in Willapa Bay and Grays Harbor, Washington. In order to maintain viable harvests, oyster growers proposed the application of the neonicotinoid insecticide imidacloprid onto harvested beds for the control of burrowing shrimp. In test applications, water ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • A Decade After Asian Tsunami, New Forests Protect the Coast

    The tsunami that struck Indonesia in 2004 obliterated vast areas of Aceh province. But villagers there are using an innovative microcredit scheme to restore mangrove forests and other coastal ecosystems that will serve as a natural barrier against future killer waves and storms. On the day that the Indian Ocean tsunami hit his village a decade ago, fisherman Hajamuddin was at sea. It was ...


    By Wetlands International

  • Investigating the effect of storage temperature and hot–water treatment on the microbial dynamics in edible oyster (Saccostrea cucullata)

    Oysters are an important sea food all over the world apart from shrimp and crabs. They are usually sold as a live product and can be stored for several weeks before consumption. Temperature abuse during oyster post–harvest handling may allow multiplication of natural spoilage microflora as well as pathogens, which is a potential threat to consumers and/or compromising product quality. In this ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Carbon footprint of aquaculture in eastern India

    The present study was conducted to determine the carbon (C) footprint of different aquaculture production systems in India. The total input (kg CE/ha) in different cultures, respectively, was 1,811 to 4,144 for scampi, 4,417 to 5,913 for polyculture, 4,090 to 8,873 for shrimp and 2,417 to 2,786 for carp. Of the total inputs, feed accounts for around 90% of carbon equivalent (CE), in all ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Overfishing Threatens Critical Link in the Food Chain

    The fish near the bottom of the aquatic food chain are often overlooked, but they are vital to healthy oceans and estuaries. Collectively known as forage fish, these species—including sardines, anchovies, herrings, and shrimp-like crustaceans called krill—feed on plankton and become food themselves for larger fish, seabirds, and marine mammals. Historically, people have eaten ...


    By Earth Policy Institute

  • Aquacultural biotechnology in Thailand: the case of the shrimp industry

    For the past decade, Thailand has been the leading exporter of shrimp and shrimp products to the world market and the income generated contributes substantially to the Thai economy. There are more than one million people employed directly or indirectly by the industry. At present, there is forceful competition due to price differences among major shrimp growing countries and due to new ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Thailand: Successful intensive shrimp farming Thailand

    Historically, Thailand is one of the leading shrimp producing countries in the world. And, growing numbers of Thai farmers depend on AIRE-O2® aeration for water quality management. This major Penaeus monodon farm chose the AIRE-O2® aerators, 'for good oxygen transfer and horizontal flow for better circulation'. The manager reported, 'Daily operation of the farm is smoother due to easy ...

  • Portugal: P. Japonicus shrimp venture breeds profits

    An experimental venture into the P. Japonicus shrimp business has yielded good profits. The shrimp’s market prices are four times better than for P. vannamei , more common in Portugal. The owner believes water quality management is critical. He uses only AIRE-O2® aeration. He explained, 'This species digs into sand and only comes out at night to feed. At night, we need the best environment in the ...

  • Indonesia: Opportunity for shrimp aquaculture

    Great opportunities exist in shrimp culture in Indonesia due to land availability and ideal climate. Already, this country is one of the largest producers in the world. Many farmers use AIRE-O2® aerators as their 'aerator of choice' because the 'performance is better than the paddlewheel and the AIRE-O2® aerators keep the bottom of the ponds cleaner,' said the manager at this farm. The P. ...

  • Use of Aquaclean in freshwater shrimp production

    The increase in popularity of freshwater shrimp (Macrobrachium Rosenbergii) production has prompted researchers to develop better and more efficient production methods. The current production methods are sufficient to justify the growing of freshwater shrimp, however, to stay competitive long term in the market place, producers will have to increase yields and reduce costs. Current niche markets ...


    By BluePlanet Labs

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