Blue shrimp are very similar to Pacific white shrimp, and can be raised under similar conditions. Blues grow faster and tolerate lower water temperatures.
The development of specific pathogen-free Pacific white shrimp and breeding led to rapid adoption of the domesticated shrimp throughout the Western Hemisphere and Asia.
Thailand's dramatic switch from black tigers to disease-resistant Pacific white shrimp has significantly increased profits.
The dramatic transformation of the shrimp sector in Asia was fueled by the switch from monodon shrimp to P. vannamei seedstock from Hawaii.