Prawn farming in India

Sundararaj, V and Devaraj, M and Jeyaseelan, M J Prince (1992) Prawn farming in India. In: Proceedings of the 1990 APO Symposium on Aquaculture, 5-13 September 1990, Taiwan.


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India contributes about 4% of the world aquaculture prawn production. Prawn farming provides excellent employment opportunities and generates income, particularly to India's coastal villagers. It, however, has caused impact on land and water resources use. India has about 55 prawn species, 11 of which are suitable for coastal culture. With all these, along with available natural resources, favorable climate, greater awareness of prawn farming, availability of trained human resource, and government and research support, India 's prawn farming industry is expected to develop further

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Prawn farming; India
Subjects: Aquaculture > Farming/Culture
Crustacean Fisheries > Prawn and Prawn fisheries
Divisions: Contributors
Depositing User: Arun Surendran
Date Deposited: 05 Mar 2011 12:27
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:46

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