The theme of the Aquaculture Roundtable Series in Chiang Mai was “Need For Change.” That means innovations in all production phases of Thai shrimp.
The use of plastic-lined ponds by shrimp farmers can significantly improve production efficiency, support more production cycles per year, and higher mechanical aeration rates and stocking densities. The capital cost of lining ponds can be very significant, so a thorough
Fixed microbial communities grown as periphyton on immersed substrates present advantages in terms of pond productivity and carbon and nutrient absorption from water. Periphyton can reduce feed inputs as well as increase growth and survival rates in shrimp.
The advent of specific pathogen free Pacific white shrimp became a powerful tool for lessening the impacts of diseases in aquaculture.
Shrimp culture in India has a long history. In the early 1990s, many corporate bodies invested in the Indian shrimp-farming sector and fueled explosive growth.