Performance of white shrimp, Penaeus indicus, in highly saline pond waters

Yousif, Omer M and Krishna Kumar, K and Fatah, A A (2003) Performance of white shrimp, Penaeus indicus, in highly saline pond waters. Aquaculture Asia, 34 (3). pp. 54-56.

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    The first shrimp culture trial in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) was initiated in the mid-1980s by the Marine Resources Research Center (MRRC) at Umm Al Qaiwain, Ministry of Agriculture & Fisheries (MAF). This trial involved the rearing of wild Penaeus semisulcatus larvae averaging 0.01 g in 500 l plastic tanks where they attained an average body weight of 15.8 g within a period of seven months (Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries 1984). In the early 1990s, the potential of two additional species, P. monodon and P. indicus, was also evaluated. Trials with P. monodon indicated its unsuitability for culture in UAE because of its poor tolerance to low temperature (17˚C) during the winter. The first trial with P. indicus involved the culture of 2.36 g juveniles, imported from Saudi Arabia, in a 1600 m2 concrete pond stocked at the rate of 14.7 individuals/m2 and reared for 11 months. The average body weight and feed conversion ratio attained were 22.74 g and 4.96. A second attempt was made with larvae produced at MRRC hatchery but all the shrimp died in the pond within two months. A third trial was carried out with larvae averaging 0.16 g that were stocked in the previously mentioned pond at the rate of 36/m2 that were fed commercial shrimp feed twice a day. The mean body weight achieved after a culture period of five months was 19.29 g (Ishikawa 1995).

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