Shrimp culture - its ecological imperatives and eco ethical solutions

Menon, N R and Sreeram, Miriam Paul (2001) Shrimp culture - its ecological imperatives and eco ethical solutions. International Symposium on Fish for Nutritional Security in the 21" Century. pp. 70-79.


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The number of shrimp farming countries grown from 33 in 1984 to 62 in 2001. In 1997, 27% of the shrimp consumed came from aquaculture and percentage in increasing as shrimp catches from the seas world over declines (Primevera, 1977). The total shrimp production in the world stands at approximately 3 million tonnes per annum of which farmed shrimp formed 700,000 tonnes in 1999. Now it stands at 1.1 14 million metric tonnes, a five-fold increase from 2,13,640 tonnes in 1985. Almost half the international . trade is cornered by shrimp and shrimp products produced through aquaculture, with the top five producers being Thailand, Ecuador, Indonesia, China and India. The United States is the single largest importer of shrimp, though India markets a substantial portion of its produce to Japan, Singapore and the European Union Countries.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Shrimp culture; ecological imperatives; eco ethical solutions
Subjects: Aquaculture
Crustacean Fisheries
Crustacean Fisheries > Prawn and Prawn fisheries
Divisions: CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Crustacean Fisheries
Subject Areas > CMFRI Brochures > CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Crustacean Fisheries
Depositing User: Arun Surendran
Date Deposited: 09 Nov 2010 05:11
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:36

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